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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

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RATINGS: 1060   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Well, Im in Baltinglass and his is here. It a dry nitro stout, nothing to see here. Weak roast flavour, and extra cold.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 3, 2008
14.9 oz widget can. As with most of these gimmick cans, it makes for a pretty glass of beer - dark brown with a tight, creamy tan head. Roasty, burnt malt nose, hints of coffee. Ooofff... not so good flavor, like charcoal with a bit of lighter fluid, burnt and smoky. Body is the light side of medium, a bit too thin. Meh.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2003
Dark red color, big creamy tan nitro head. Burnt wood, little roast and a familiar sweet caramel note in the nose. Body is caramelly sweet with a touch of piney hops. Finishes thin and lightly roasty. The widget doesn’t do this beer any justice, a bit disgustingly sweet for me.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
eczematic (1321) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2001
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 taste consists of thin soapy chocolatey malt body followed by vegemite on burnt toast. slightly sour, like guinness, which i dont mind in a lambic but prefer to do without in a stout. but at least it's not sweet.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2002
Is everyone here fucking nuts?! If you are drinking this from a can, it is neither a great stout or even a decent stout. The flavor is weak and thin along with the body. This is completely a cardboard cut out of a good stout. Sure it looks great but hell does that matter when it tastes like roasted water? This is not what a stout should taste like. Even Guinness from a can is terrible. Aurther Guiness would be rolling in his grave right now if he knew what they were doing to Irish stout by putting a nitrogen widget in them. Nitrogen=thin, bland beer with beautiful creamy bland head. I’ll pass.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2003 Black in color with a huge creamy tan head, weak roasty aroma, bland and weak flavor, it is thin and watery, yet has a creamy mouthfeel from the nitro, overall very bland and flavorless, not much going on here, pretty much just like the bland Guinness.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2002
I’m not sure if this was nitro or not--had it on tap--but it sure looked and felt like it. Kind of smoky and a litttle bitter but otherwise just dark water. Everyone thought I was a hardcore beer master for drinking this (’do you want a spoon with that?’), but there’s really not much too it. Guinness holds a slight edge in the watery stout category.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Nice dark stout in a pint glass. Not much of an aroma. A light watery tasteing beer, for a stout. A nice finish of a malty falvor though.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gunnfryd (11963) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2006
Canned. Black colour. Light brown and creamy head. The aroma had a hint of toffee.Creamy thin and light roasted flavour

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2008
From a can. Dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Smooth, but very watery with a bad bitter aftertaste. Pretty much bottom of the barrel as far as stouts go.


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