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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1672   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2002
this stuff of draft is right up there with guiness, much smoother though

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
igneous1 (1489) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2002
tried it on tap. pretty similar to guinness....slight roasted coffee flavors..little bit thin and watery to me...excellent creamy head

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2002
Very dark, plum-brown, translucent colour with medium to large creamy head. Nice lace and rings on glass. Aroma is faint hops and big malty, yeasty, rotting wood and burnt sugar. Big, smooth and creamy body with classic bitter stout flavour and after taste. I think Guinness still maybe has it’s nose in front but this one is close. (Rated 8/5/02: Bath UK)

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2002
I generally find this one to be the weakest of the big three mass produced Irish stouts, but that still equals good stuff in my book. Everything - body, roastiness, accents, just a bit less there in Murphy’s, though, to be fair, I have far less history with it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2002
Thin and waterey. Slight roasted/bitter flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2002
Excellent stout. Very close to guiness. Its a different taste, but equally as satasfying.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 Had this from the widget can. Smooth and creamy. Dry but not too bitter. Still had an inch of head when I was finished with it. Still like Guinness better but this is very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zenbrew99 (20) - USA - APR 23, 2002
It’s a good, solid stout when you just cant afford top shelf.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2002
The Guinness-like cascading head looks great for a moment, then disappears all too quickly, leaving a nice but mild stout in its wake. Very smooth and easy to drink, with the burnt coffee taste being offset by a lack of true bitterness. Tastes a bit weak, but more so when compared with Guinness rather than other stouts. A good beer nonetheless.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2002
Not bad, but I definitely recommend the Boddington’s Pub Ale over this. Nice head, okay aroma, but a lack of flavor.


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