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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: 1710   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 Heineken’s John Smith’s site in Tadcaster plant and at Monteiths in New Zealand.
Ingredients: Pale and chocolate malts; roasted barley; Target hops.


3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chadski4 (99) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Thick, creamy light tan head. Nose is toast malts and barley and the theme continues with the flavors with hints of toasted (sometimes burnt?) chocolate and coffee. Easily beats stateside Guinness in my book.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Noir sombre avec une petite mousse beige. L’arôme de malt torréfié avec un goût pareille. Un peu onctueux en bouche, peu de carbonisation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
generallee08 (617) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
The body was black as night with an abundance of small dark tan bubbles that fills the top half of the glass before slowly settling at the top of the glass. The head that forms is thick and creamy with a light tan color. Its aroma has a light bouquet of roasted chocolate and caramel malts. There is a very smooth creamy yet dry character throughout with a nice roasted maltiness as well. Hop bitterness is mild and most noticeable in the finish. Its medium bodied smooth and thins out towards the dry finish. This stout has a big smooth and creamy character from the nitro system and a maltier flavor than some other nitro stouts that I have tried.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_alkis (191) - SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2014
A high quality beer compared to many other medium-strength beers. On the other hand, it may be because I’m a sucker for Irish stout. Drunk on tap.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (208) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Well I enjoyed a pint of this beer perhaps under the most unusual of circumstances, had this at a combination British style pub and hookah bar in downtown West Jerusalem. First off, let me make the comment that this paired oddly well with some vanilla hookah, haha who'd a thought that? Anyway I found this Irish dry stout to be identical to Guinness in almost every way, although I actually thought this had a more complex flavor with chocolate and roasted malt flavors, along with a stronger aroma. Also I was pleased with the fact that this seemed a bit lighter on the palate, but still was very flavorful. This will be my new go-to Irish stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (303) - - JUN 11, 2014
Mildly hoppy and caramel aroma. Very dark brown nearly black. Nice creamy but slight head. Thick tasting and hoppy caramel taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Somewhat underrated I think, this pours a nice creamy black color with creamy tan head. Cocoa, roasted malt, and a little coffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes very roasty.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Buongiorgio00 (732) - - JUN 5, 2014
Molto simile alla guinnes, piatta e senza carattere. Come stout è davvero il minimo accettabile.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy00 (48) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 Very dark pour with a beautiful creamy head. Smells of dark chocolate and coffee and roasted malt. Big coffee front followed by chocolate and a bit of sweet malt. The downside about this stout is it seems a bit thin.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
ajmartin93 (1) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
Full flavor. Dark brown, almost black with a beautiful thick foamy head. Similar to any guinness.


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