Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1842   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 served in a white plastic pittsburg steelers cup at the pittsburg airport..all i saw of this beer was creamy creamy tan cream..but i know what lurked beneath..the aroma had hints of chocolate & salty nuts..flavor was dry, peanut shell saltiness and some chocolate milk...mouthfeel was creamy..the carbination low..it was a tad watery..This is definitely better than guiness..although there is still a dry bitterness of a dry stout which makes me like all other stouts better..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Better than Guiness. Extremely smooth head, very very creamy. Easy to drink, light and refreshing, cleansing aftertaste very different from Guiness. Pretty good stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2003
Canned: Aroma of malt, biscuits and cement. Pretty widget appearance ie; creamy head and tiger stripes while settling. very dry mouthfeel with burnt butter flavour. Toasty and tasty. Still prefer Guinness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
eetcafealgarve99 (12) - quarteira, PORTUGAL - JAN 4, 2003

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (21867) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2003
Sampled nitro-draught at Arlanda airport, Sweden.
Black with dense creamy head. Roasty and dry with very creamy mouthfeel and more substance than Guinness. Lingering bitterness in the finish with a hint of smoke

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Racegoer (354) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2003
had at BWW good hot wings, not great beer, still somewhat creamy,dark, thick, looking at the glass keeps me thinking I want an Imperial Stout.I guess these dry stouts are not for me ,better than a Guinness but that is not saying much

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Raaha (67) - Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Not the best stout I have ever had, but not bad, I will finish the four pack that I bought, though I will probably not buy it again. On to bigger and better beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (4914) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2004 burned malty nose; black coloured with creamy head. Taste is burned malty, watery, weak. Malrty, dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Nitro bottle, pours thin black color, creamy foamy tan nitro head, light roasty aroma. Roasted malt flavor, has a dry semi bitter finish, thin and watery mouthfeel, like Guinnes overrated and pretty weak.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Re-Rate: I have been drinking this the entire holiday season, and I have really become even more in love with this stout. Original: An excellent stout that tastes great. Slightly more sweet than I usually appreciate, and that to me is the only negative. A fine tasting stout. It is extremely smooth with a great aftertaste and very little bitterness. Compare with Guinness and you may find you actually enjoy the slighter lighter Murphys.

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