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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: 1810   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12041) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5328) - 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.

4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Good dry stout, but not as palate pleasing as I had expected. A bit too thin for my tastes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2003
This beer was not as smooth as Guinness and was actually a little old I think. I am going to have to re-rate this beer with a fresher sample.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2003
I liked this better than guiness. It had a harsher nose and i actually found this more bitter than guiness. Smoothe tan head, slick dark body and more subtle smokeyish flavors and bitterness. Low carbonation..thank you nitrogen widget...you saved the day....well, no you didn't. but anyway...i liked it better than guiness for some reason.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2003
Nitro can. Nice dark color, brown edges, tan head. Unsweetened chocolate nose. Incredibly thin body, almost tasteless. Finishes somewhat bitter. Disappointing, I remember this being better some years ago.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2003 Considering Guinness can be found anywhere, why mess with this? Similar dark appearance, poured black as night with nice head. But palate is quite watery even more so than Guinness. Seems to be a wannabe. Nothing really that bad but there is not any reason to seek this out when you have Guinness. Rerate : I was rating off the last experience back in Oct. Had it for St. Patty's and probably had to much of it. Better than my first impression I will re-rate with a higher score. I still prefer Guinness though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Nice beer. Good coffee/chocolate aroma. Has that nice roasted smell. Light on the palate without the bite of Guiness on the aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Diablokev (162) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2003
The aroma is strong of coffee, and caramel, and chocolate, The appearance is pitch black. The flavor is of coffee, caramel, and is very smooth. The beer is thick and heavy. Overall a very nice stout.


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