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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: 1774   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 Heinekenís John Smithís site in Tadcaster plant and at Monteiths in New Zealand.
Ingredients: Pale and chocolate malts; roasted barley; Target hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2002

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2002
This guy, yea I remember this guy. I was kina in the middle of a drinking binge when I stumbled across this beauty in my pals refrigerator. Apparently we drank all the Honey Lager and all of the Blue Ribbon and where thirsting for more. We stumbled upon a four pack that we had purchased at Roger Wilco the previous day. He didnt have any Glass so we drank em out of the can. Would of rather had the ice cold glass pour but beggars cant be choosey. I like my stouts just like I like my woman, dark... fairly nice head, bruises on there bodies, and burnt acne flesh. Hahahahahahahahahahaha, Wastedyouth strikes again.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2002
As stouts go, this is middle of the road. Looks nice in the glass, with black body and a nice tan widget head. A little light and a slightly watery mouthfeel. Not nearly as bitter as Guinness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - SEP 6, 2002
Dark with thick tan creamy head. Thats about the only good thing it has going for it. Didnt care for this much at all.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2002
Like guinness but a little thinner. The low alcohol content of these dry Irish Stouts is a little disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2002
íA strong contender to Guinnes (sic) as the ultimate Irish stout.í Well, with enough money thrown into advertising, anything could be. Where was this ten years ago? But itís not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wienerherb99 (21) - Wien, AUSTRIA - AUG 28, 2002
dark brown colour, not as black as Guiness. Strong roasted coffee-taste, quite dry, not as smooth an creamy as other stouts. Bitter finish and aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2002
Not bad at all... i still prefer guinness for itís addictive qualities, but murphys isnít half bad. The dry irish stout for beginners I think... smooth as all hell, with more coffee notes than guinness, and a less pronounced finish that is quite dry. The slight tang was refreshing as well as a less pronouced hoppiness (even though guinness isnít loaded with hops, they are a bit more prevalent) For anyone who wants to try an irish stout, this is a great one to begin with before moving on.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2002
A very dark brown beer with a very fine light brown head. It has a fine aroma of roasted malt. And a very smooth feel in the mouth with the aroma of the roasted malt. A very filling but at the same time very drinkable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2002
Pleasant roasty aroma, but very light; appearance certainly cannot be argued against: Deepest dark brown with red edges...Creamy wheat-colored head--all the more striking with the nitro-delivery system...Smoother, more balanced countenance than Guinness...Roastiness, mild hops and slight tang all in evidence...Finish is moderately dry, owing partly to the roasted malt and to some hoppiness. This combination really displays this style in its true character as a relatively light-bodied brew. If anything, I wish this had a little more substantial feel to it. Still...very tasty...surprisingly quenching...smooth and enjoyable faire.


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