Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1853   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2738) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Diablokev (163) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2638) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 6, 2003
Can with nitro. Black color with a lush creamy tan head. A dry coffee, slightly musty, and roasted flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Seems like Guinness Light to me. Lacking in the big roasted nose/flavor profile that I look for in a stout.Wont be back to this one any time soon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2003
very rich and smooth. had it out of a draught can. It is almost like a light version of guinness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CEZ (407) - Milano, ITALY - MAR 3, 2003
I've tasted only a few stouts in my life (and I have never been too satisfied); maybe I'll have to re-rate it as I develop a taste for this kind of brews. Smell of chocolate and toffe. Long lasting, small, creamy brown head. A bit sweet initially, becomes more bitter and dry when going down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 27, 2003
The best thing with this stout is its nice capuccino-like head (due to draughtflow system, of course). But, unfortunately, it turned to be very thin and lifeless example of the style. Too watery to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2003
A great looking beer, no doubt about that - and it smells even better. But will I ever love the taste of a Stout-beer??? I doubt it!!! Simply to bitter for me!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
on tap. what a great looking beer. Black as night contrasting a creamy rich head. Dry, creamy, very slight chalky aftertaste. Great irish stought.

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