Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1898   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mushi (18) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Draft. I liked this, it was creamy and smooth, as advertised. Personally, however, I prefer a bit more bite to the beer, could have used some hops I guess. Definitely better than Guiness in my opinion though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 29, 2003
WIDGET CAN. Dark black color. Large foamy white head. Aroma is chocolate and fruity. A light to medium bodied stout. Malts are chocolate and roasty. There is a slight metallic taste and it is a little thin and watery tasting. I wonder if the off taste is due to the widget? Touches of coffee and vanilla. This particular can is not very appealing. Will need to re-taste some time. The off taste just drowns out the stoutness of this beer. Mouthfeel is very thin. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Poured jet black with a cascading head and beautiful lacing. It had a slightly roasted creamy aroma. Creamy slightly roasted, slightly buttery taste with a rather weak mouthfeel. Overall, I thought this had more of a taste than Guinness, and will choose this when I see it in a bar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Quite a few aromas going on here: roasted, slight molasses, dark chocolate, and strong coffee. Creamy tan head that lasts all the way through . Deep black in color. Moderately bitter with an average finish. Creamy and flat on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - NOV 25, 2003
UPDATED: APR 15, 2004 Really thick creamy head. Thick as shit. I don't like Guiness and I don't like this shit as much as I thought I would. I don't think this would quench any thirst the way an ice cold PBR could. The little ball in the can is the shit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - NOV 22, 2003
A pretty good stout. Tastes a lot like Guiness, but somewhat creamier and smoother. I enjoyed the four that I got thoroughly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andershn (90) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2003
0.5 L Draught. Black with thick, stable light brown foam. Flavour was initially nicely bitter and full, but the aftertaste became watery. Not my favourite Irish stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2319) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Bought this in the 14.9 oz "draughtflow system" can..brewed inUK by Whitebread. Pours a lovelly dark coffee brown almost pitch black , with a nice sized tannish head after the cascade has settled Pretty good aroma of roasted malts..smells like a strong colombian coffee does early on a Monday morning..good!! Now the taste I found to be a little thin and watery..but the after taste is still good nice coffee..cream..some hops ok. Very smooth as would be expected in the mouth. Very drinkable stuff Good Irish stout though not as good as Beamish..on par with Guiness Draught.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2003
Dark, black color, thick creamy tan head. Roasted malty flavor with a nice hint of bitterness. Sweet, roasty, and slight bitter finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
Black color with a nice lasting creamy brownish head. Aroma is cocoa. Flavor is cocoa as well, not much bitterness. Maybe a little thin to be a stout.

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