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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

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RATINGS: 1054   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mattr2099 (7) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2002 does not count
This stout is outstanding. The first stout that I tried and was hooked. The appearance was near perfect and flavor was ultra smooth. A very drinkable brew. Usually just a 50cents or so cheaper than Guinness in my area too.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aggie80 (786) - Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2002
Black, wonderful tan head that lasts and a smooth flavor. More coffee than chocolate, this is great!

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
yanjingokie (1) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2003 does not count
This beer is smoother than Guiness, and has a nice creamy taste. Hands down my favorite on tap.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2004
Another great Irish stout, stands proud alongside the likes of Guinness and Murphy’s. Seems to be slightly less smooth than Guinness, but other than that has the same creamy qualities as Guinness, with that fantastic bitter, stouty after taste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rogaria (3) - NORWAY - NOV 30, 2004 does not count
This is probably the best tasting beer in the world. My favouriteT Dark, almost black color with creamy tastefull and delicate head. There is a touch between chocolate, nuts and coffe in this beer. Serve this beer extra cold, then its unbeatable :) :)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 Simply amazing and no longer available in Canada and many other regions of North America! I don’t know what Fosters (the multi-national that holds the rights to Beamish) is thinking, but in my opinion, this is the best stout you can get. It pours from the can with an amazing cascade beforing turning a dark blackish brown with a frothy head. The flavour is amazing with hints of chocolate and oatmeal. It goes down the gullet with silky smooth efficiency. I personally went through hell trying to find this stout in our area and finally made a road trip to Michigan to buy two of the last cases anywhere remotely close to us. If you live in Ireland, please send me some Beamish ASAP!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheEmperor (8) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2008 does not count
Not as bitter as I expected, but still very strong. Quite even for a stout. Excellent, but a bit too pricey in the U.S.. Good thing I drank a few gallons in Ireland where it’s cheap.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Edward104 (31) - Herrin, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
Can w/ glass. December 2005. Amazing head (no bubbles, just creamy head in which you can deep a spoon and it tastes delicious), near white, very smooth and body is very black. The release of carbonation is very distinct. Smell: not much smell to it except a slight burnt. Taste: Initial taste very burnt, little hoppy, not carbonated. Definitely more of a burnt barley/malt taste than any nuts or coffee beans. Then exhale through nose produces some more nutty flavor along with the burnt taste. Body: watery; very smooth, well balanced. As you drink down to the bottom of the glass, the creamy head mixes more with the body, producing a creamier, more nutty taste. Great aftertaste - very creamy, little nutty, though mostly creamy. Overall: Somewhat disappointed, The nose and upfront taste isn’t nearly as good as Anchor’s Porter, Three Floyd’s Robert the Bruce, Bell’s Oberon 7000th Batch. But Beamish is much more drinkable than the latter two, though Anchor’s Porter might be better. Great session brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swany85 (11) - sunderland, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
best pint of the year by miles in the batchelor dublin .delisicious full flavoured ,great aroma , a spot on stout

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vento76_2 (56) - - FEB 15, 2014
molto buona. retrogusto persistente e schiuma densa. ottimo il gusto. leggera ma corposa.


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