Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1710   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 Heinekenís John Smithís site in Tadcaster plant and at Monteiths in New Zealand.
Ingredients: Pale and chocolate malts; roasted barley; Target hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivo (2545) - GERMANY - JUL 15, 2002
You get a really nice looking beer with this - no complaints there. A strong roasted malt nose, but I got a little sour milk aroma thing going on. Roasted malt taste - almost smokey, or better toasted (as Yogi_Beera puts it). Bitter finish. Quick profile and a creamy mouth feel. Thin though. Overall harmless and inocuous. Certainly drinkable, but not that good - just above average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
YogiBeera (2448) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2002
Malty, toasted grain aroma with hints of cookies. Wonderful appearance: big frothy head, mostly lasting and a nice black color. Tastes creamy and like coffee but finish is average and getís oily and flat. For a stout weak.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 Ah the imposter. Itís like they tried to brew guinness and had to change a few things so as not to brew the exact replica. Thinner, and has more rooty/earthy notes. Itís good, of course, just not very original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
Similar to Guinness in a can…Nice milky chocolate and roasted coffee but its body is so weak, I want something else…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 7, 2002
Not bad, but a little too thin for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stemcell00199 (21) - worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2002
I was diappointed. Just beacuse a certain other stout comes from Ireland, doesnít mean the Irish should give up on trying to make better stouts.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Indra (2594) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 2, 2002
A standard nitrogen stout, very dry and roasty flavor. Man, I wish nitro beer had never been invented. Itís not like drinking cask beer, itís like drinking injured beer. Where is the body? The mouthfeel? Lame. something is wrong when you can gulp down a stout like it was water (no carbonation to slow you down). I will probably never buy this again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2002
Better than Guinness? Not quite, but itís close. The head isnít quite as pronounced, so it loses ístyleí points.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2002
On tap, creamy and delicious! Nice coffee traces. Damned good but still second to Guinness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2002
This stout is alright. If I wanted to go to the grocery store and buy a stout though, it would probably be either Guiness or Samuel Smith. This stuff is not bad, it has a slightly smokey taste, and it is good to mix in a glass with Guiness- A.K.A. Home & Aways

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