Brewed by Franciscan Well (MolsonCoors)
Style: Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Smooth Franciscan well brewery stout has been aged in Jameson whiskey casks.The oak casks infuse wonderfully unique flavours giving a warm whiskey flavoured finish. This beer is best enjoyed @ 8 - 10 degrees centigrade.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shortt1 (11) - - NOV 25, 2012
Bought mine in Bradley’s north main street. This is the best Irish beer I have ever tasted. We soft whiskey after taste . The stout has dark choc,coffee and roasted malt taste with the whiskey giving it an interesting finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (308) - IRELAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle given as gift. Pours Oily black. Little to no head but some lacing. Coffee, burnt wood, oak, whiskey nose. Flavour is burnt malts, smoky, coffee with whiskey lift on the finish. Drying bitterness. Light body with some water but alcohol is well managed. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciaranc (706) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2013
1 litre bottle to share. Dark brown, verging on black pour, thin tan head. Coffee, milk chocolate, oak, wood, earth and a little smoke in the aroma. Lots of coffee and chocolate, slight hint of the whiskey in the flavour. Very light bodied, disappointingly so. Finish is long and trending toward the sweet. Very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jimmythedub (2) - dublin, IRELAND - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
This is a powerful stout, nice porter/stout feel, with a nice kick from the jameson barrels. A great warming stout without the heaviness of some creamier stouts. enjoyed every drop. Nice spicey warm after taste look forward to more offerings from the Franciscan well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 20, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013 Bottle at home from drinkstore via taleofale, cheers!
100th Irish rate!
Dark ruby brown, almost black with chocolate tan head. Rich fruity chocolate, cola, vanilla, coconut. Thick body, sweet, milk chocolate, gentle carbonation, long malty, dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2591) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 28, 2013
On cask. Appearance: Oily black with a thin brown head. Aroma: Coffee, leather, dark chocolate, raisins, a little alcoholic. Flavour: Strong, super strong coffee, lots of whiskey, literally oozing with it, alcohol, bitter malt, long coffee and dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (588) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAR 25, 2013
On cask at the bull and castle in Dublin. Colour is black with almost no head. Aroma is whisky turfed. Quite strong. A nice stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACD (569) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2013
Cask conditioned at B&C, Dublin (tapped as I walked into the building as luck would have it!). Jet black with thin crown of tan froth, plenty of lacing. Aroma gives loads and loads of fruity Jameson character (my old man's favourite whiskey, and the first one he had me try aged 13 - so the memory resonates!). Some treacle and dark roast coffee in there too. Taste gives a big dollop of fairly thick roasted malt: plenty of chocolate, coffee, and burnt sugar come to the fore. Following this is a lovely little hint of fruity Irish whiskey - touch of vanilla from the barrel too. Aftertaste is a lengthy roasted note with some fruity and semi-sweet whiskey heat too. Mouthfeel surprisingly medium/thin - easy drinking stuff. This is a cracker, one of the best Irish brews I've ever tasted - a nearly-sessionable barrel-aged stout: class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Glass at Franciscan Well Winter Ale Festival. Aroma is very smoky. pours a dark black with thin brown head. Taste is smoky, strong coffee, nice underlying sweetness. Medium body, lingering bittersweetness, surprisingly smooth and light for the strength. Overall - very good. Not quite sure if it’s worth all the hype though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
culchiem (2298) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle 132/900. Dark ruby brown to black with a thin tan head. Aroma is is roast malt with a thin whiskey base. Flavour is complex malt, nicely toasted with a creamy vanilla whiskey base. Finish is dry roast, excellent.

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