Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1817   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Pasteurised in cans and kegs, with nitrogen. As of late 2012, the 4.3% bottled version had been discontinued.
Has also been brewed in the UK under contract at InBev Magor and latterly at Heineken’s John Smith’s site in Tadcaster plant and at Monteiths in New Zealand.
Ingredients: Pale and chocolate malts; roasted barley; Target hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2004 I personally like this beer better than Guinness because it has a milder less bitter taste to it. It also retains the same trademark creamy head as Guinness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6207) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2005 Rerate Not bad, just not worthy of a 3.9. Same description. Original 3.9 Widgeted induced can - typical widgeted induced pour with a thick creamy airy head. Nice black appearance. Bit of a roasted flavor to it. Detect slight coffee notes as well. Slight, sweet, chocolate aroma that I could detect. About on par with a Guinness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5136) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 31, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Mild aroma in a black body with an energetic head of light brown fine bubbles. Near the top of the head below the beer line a continuous flow of small bubbles can be observed. No carbonation in the taste and very smooth for a stout. Some coffee flavor but it is not overwhelming. Clinging vine lace adorns the side of the glass. It is a very nice smooth stout that I found myself liking more and more after each taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2003
Near opaque balck with a solid light tan head. Fairly light and creamy. Touches of light grain and peat in the flavors. Only mildly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7592) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2003
A bit better than Guinness Stout. Soft and mild, with a beautiful lasting, soft head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Pours a translucent black with a very creamy head. Very light body with an equally light hop presence. Much less roasty than other dry stouts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 21, 2003
Pours with a very dark brown body topped by a medium thick creamy lasting head with lots of lace left on the glass. Smokey malt aroma with a roasty coffee background. Smokey malt flavor with a roasted coffe background and smokey finish. Full bodied, slightly dry and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2003
(Bottle) That widget thing helps make a perfect pour -- nice black body topped by a small creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet and pleasantly roasty. Taste is medium sweet and mildly roasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5351) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Draught Can - This is the most perfect-looking Irish stout I've ever seem. Perfect, creamy, long-lasting head. Smooth and roasty - you can taste the mineral salts. Zero bitterness. Better than Guinness in my book.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Draught Can: Mild, and easy drinking dry stout. A hint of smokiness and chicory, very smooth and creamy. Beautiful frothy white head.

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