Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1901   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2003
This was so boring. I like stouts, but this is down on the bottom of the pile with Guinness (a bit below actually). I really couldn't gather a lot of flavor from the beer. It tasted a bit thin and the mouthfeel felt a bit thin as well. It's quite sad, actually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazywoodsman (10) - USA - MAY 12, 2003
Very creamy, almost chocolaty flavor. Great head -- gives you a good mustache. I've had it on tap and from the nitro can and don't mind either. Strong flavor that doesn't overwhelm like most stouts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dobbs (16) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2003 Thin on aroma, and any lasting taste. No matter how I pour it, it's always art, however, a lighter chocolaty brown floats up as it settles. Maybe too creamy for me?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
I had this in the Nitro-can. It pours out a dark reddish-brown color, with lots of cascading foam for a head. Settles down to a nice layer of foam. Aromas of black malt, chocolate malt, expresso. Tastes like an expresso stout to me, as the coffee notes are strong in this beer. Kind of thin on the palate, smoother than a Guinness. Not as biting as Guinness either. Rounded, smoother flavor to it. Well balanced by the hops. A good stout, in my book. Worth trying at least once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2003
A pretty decent stout. It had some great chocolate overtones, but it tasted a bit watered-down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2003
This beer has a black body - hue with an light bitter initial flavor and a light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2003
Canned at a Bennigans. Nice solid Dry stout. Nice and creamy. Since the pourer was me it came out perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2003
Large long lasting creamy head with quite a bit of lacing. Color is very dark brown, almost blask. Aroma of toasted grain, flavor is slightly choclate. A very smooth stout but with out much kick or stong flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2003
This beer was fairly enjoyable. Not as much coffee taste as in most Irish Stouts. Has white head and the taste is smooth and somewhat enjoyable for an Irish Stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2003
30/3 draught(tap not bottle): Slight burnt aroma, not much else there though. Great look, deep black with a brown tight head. Lovely chocolate/coffee taste. Hint of bitterness, nicely balanced. Great head retention. Thick creamy mouthfeel.

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