Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1043   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Filtered and pasteurised. Available in nitro cans and nitro kegs.
Production moved to the former Murphys brewery on closure of the Beamish & Crawford brewery in 2009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
mccrackin77 (1) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
This is one of my favorite beers. I am really sad that it is no longer being exported to the States.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
blobber (7) - Roma, ITALY - AUG 13, 2012 does not count
On Draft @ Old Oak, Cork. Smooth, with Toast and low roasty aromas. Not so bad. Better than Guinnes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Served on tap at Murphy’s Bar, High Street Galway, Eire into a Beamish pint glass - Jan ’12. Dark black with a finger of off-white head. Nice aroma from this stout, roasted malt and a fair dose of coffee, packs a punch to the nose when contrasted with Guinness! Good rich roasted malt taste a little smokey perhaps and still that hint of coffee coming over and throw in a little chocolate. Thinnish in body, creamy in the mouth, went down well. In summary this was the first time I’d had a pint of Beamish for some 15 years or so and I quite enjoyed it This was partly due to a succession of ’ok’ pints of it’s blander cousin Guinness, but next time in the ’old country’ I will definetly seek Beamish out again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Deu (680) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 27, 2012
On tap in Dublin. Not a really good stout for me. Taste too strong. for classic Irish stout, I prefer a lot more Guinness, murphys,... Personnaly I avoid it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
Can- It is toasty with buttery, creamy and peppery notes in a late, lingering dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lorenasa (154) - Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Pours nearly black with a long lasting small bubble tan head. Very smooth with a little more do iciness than a Guinness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2585) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2012
Pint from tap at a bar in Dublin. Black with a beige, creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt with some caramel and hints of coffee and hops. Sweet, malty and slightly creamy with some bitterness. Not so different from Guinness, but I think I prefer this one. Good industrial stout, but slightly boring. (2011-06-11)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Stout4stout (6) - neath, WALES - JUN 1, 2012 does not count
Simply THE King of Stouts! - In general, Irish Stouts are twice as nice in Eire as they are in the UK - (They send us the good stuff but hold back the excellent stuff for themselves - can you blame them?) Oodles of coffee flavour. More body than a mortuary after a pile-up. ? The best beer in the world ?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lowenbrau (1867) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 20, 2012
On tap. Roasted and maltaromas. Pours black, with a nice tan head, long-lasting, creamy, some lacework. Medium body and low carbonation. Taste is malty, coffee, chocolate and some roasty. Nice dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (3485) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
The notes are from Nov 2006: although I have since been to its homeland and drank it in Cork pubs, my original words still run true. Drank in the British Legion Club, Dawley. Cold and dark, very dark and too cold for me, but once it warmed up a bit, no problems with aroma and taste. Looks like a stout should, with a fine off white thick head, which stays until the last drop of beer has gone. Chocolate and burnt caramel fill your nose, the taste adds to your overall sense of burntness. The burnt flavour does stay in the mouth for a while, but doesn’t seem to get into the throat, it just stays in the mouth! Pleasant enough, better than the most popular Irish stout in my opinion.

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