Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1034   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Frog King99 (51) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 6, 2000

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LeopardMan (53) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 18, 2005
5.2%, 500 ml. can, served in a 440 ml. tumbler. Dark brown, almost black with a poor head which soon dissipates. Tastes sour, almost soapy but not nauseatingly so. Skirts a fine line between being slightly smooth and watery. Not worth NZ$4.35/can although I’d drink it again if it were free. I’ve hardly had any Irish beers before but I’m sure that there are many which are much, much better than this.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Very simaller to Guinness. Typical nitro pour, huge white creamy head. The only taste is very mild coffee. A very thin body and texture. The texture is very creamy yet watery. It was allright, but I prefer Guinness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Ugh. Just looking at these nitrogen-bastardized beers makes me shudder. Unnatural head with an unnatural beer below. Faintly roasty aroma with a sort of musty nuttiness. Bland flavor with very light roasted malt and faint cigar ash. Dry, very lightly bitter finish. In fact, "very light" just about sums this one up. There’s also a sort of plasticine flavor that I can’t quite place. Point me in the direction of the real stouts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Buongiorgio00 (576) - - DEC 2, 2013
Una stout semi-industriale abbastanza standard. Tostatura senza nessuna eccezionalità, corpo acquoso, aroma piatto. Resta una birra che non mi dispiacerebbe trovare in qualche irish pub, per una bevuta in compagnia senza particolari pretese.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2002
OK, we all know that nitro’d stouts look great. Beyond that, what do they offer? Not much in my estimation. Absolutely NO aroma other than metal on this puppy. Thick creamy head (duh) and a black, opaque body. Watery up front; nutty in the middle; finishes with a roasted nut flavor and fairly bitter. Thin and generally bland. Nothing to write home about and I won’t be going out of my way to find this. I won’t even drink it again if it IS in my way.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2002
Another gutless Irish stout. These guys need a lesson from Rogue.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Thin, watery, smokey. Tje can seemed to lend a note of tin. Remarkably bland. Aleast it is dry and bitter. I had this at caberetonmain(.com) in Stoughton WI where the waiter sing and did funny blue cole porter numbers so at least I saw a great show.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Icommonsewer (124) - TUCSON, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2007
basically the same as Guinness widgetized and Murpy’s widgetized... in other words, a flat light tasting stout that doesn’t cut it when compared to a truly great un-widgeted stout

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (3802) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2007
16 oz widget can for $1.99. Surprised I never tasted this before, always see it on the shelf. Big beautiful rolling pour, what a show. Choco aroma. Toasty chocolate hints on the taste buds. Very flat. Not too bitter. Lacking personality but has more than most flat beers. A little roasty. Perhaps just a little better than the typical widget can nitro beer. Not too much of a bitter finish, thankfully. I found out the way to drink these widget beers is to gulp it immediately after pouring when really cold, otherwise it turns into a watery drudge in the glass if you let it sit.

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