Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Re-Rate: Head to head with Beamish Irish Stout. Slightly lighter than the Beamish, dark brown with hints of red. Rough smoky aroma of malts and nuts. Dry fairly mild flavour with whisps of smoke. 10/16/2002 - 3.2: Very smooth, creamy head that is a bit more brown than guinness. Overall flavour fairly mild; slightly roasted with some hints of chocolate. Nice, but I was looking for a bit more flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Re-rate: Matched against the Beamish, this is lighter in color, with a lighter head. The flavor is dry and smooth. Creamy mouthfeel, with a touch of oilyness in the finish. Roasted malts with a fair amount of coffee and bitter chocolate. Good, but not outstanding. 6/25/2002 3.2 This one isn’t too bad. Roasted coffee in the aroma, but once moving past the aroma, you loose a lot. It’s rather bland in teh flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4813) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2002
Slightly bitter finish compared to Guinness and Beamish stouts but an excellent brew from out of Cork.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Supaflyfresh99 (98) - E.Williston, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
These irish sure know how to make a stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1222) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
Dark and creamy has a watery aftertaste at times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3562) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
Creamy dry stout, could be more tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2002
Great appearance nice creamy body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2002
Not much of a head. Very little carbonation. Very weak body. It tastes even more of tar than from tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2002
not one of my all time favorites but a well brewed stout definately has nice cream head strong coffee armoa witha a malty taste,slightly dry finish an ok beer butprefer a little sweeter taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2002
First impression: The stupid pressurized ball thing clogged the bottle neck when I tried to pour it. The problem was rectified with a more vigorous pour. And now, about the beer...Looks exactly like Guinness. I say this only because Guinness seems to be the industry standard. Rich opaque blackness with a thick tan head. I still can’t get over how thin Irish stouts are. They may look thick, but they are really not. But density aside, this has a pleasant roasted finish and a nice touch of hops. It definitely goes down smooth though.

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