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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

bottled
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RATINGS: 1894   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ametras (1286) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2016
On tap. Black with a creamy beige head. Flavors are roasted cereals, chocolate, caramel and cream with ashy notes. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, creamy texture.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gehbe (178) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 4, 2016
Thick creamy capuccino coloured head. Aroma: coffee, cream, chocolate, bread crust, milk. Taste: delicately balanced roasty tang and bitterness vs milky creaminess and minimal dark malt sweetness. Palate: creamy yet dry, some rounded stickiness in aftertaste, very drinkable. Overall: creamy yet crisp, roasty yet smooth - great taste and palate, but lacks aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (2063) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Brown. Thin head. Smells nutty. Pretty light. Quite nutty. Easy to drink. More of a brown ale than anything else.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Majek (697) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUN 13, 2016
Dark brown colour with huge beige head. Light aroma of roasted malts and hint of chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Low to medium body. Soft carbonation. Creamy texture. Not so bad.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hansvf (679) - - JUN 9, 2016
In Ierland bij een pork belly. Guinness achtig uiterlijk , goed dus. Verder ook qua smaak en structuur vergelijkbaar. Lekker!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1459) - CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
Appearance: nearly opaque black with brown margins, one finger of dense creamy beige head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Aroma: toasty bready grains, faint chocolate and coffee. (7/10) Taste: low sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, soft carbonation, bone dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Quite a decent Dry Stout, for mass-market. I really appreciate the low sweetness and bone dry finish. Probably slightly better than Guinness Draught. (15/20)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Haslinger (907) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2016
14.9 ounce can, why can’t this be a full pint? is saving 1.1 ounces is REALLY going to affect your bottom line that much? stupid accountants, anywhoo solid beer pours dark almost black with a thick nitrogeny head, tastes good, similar to Guinness but better in my opinion. My mom uses this for cooking, I use it for drinking. Solid would be again

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wombat23 (623) - Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Shared 14.9 oz. can. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a creamy fine-grained beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, with faint hints of chocolate and coffee. Palate is a bit thin. Disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9393) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2016
Draught Very dense, ultra-fine beige-cream head over jet-black beer. Good burnt/stout’ nose with some black chocolate, roasted coffee and old wood. Taste is much more mildly roasted, if not really sweetish. Finish sports a bit of charcoal. Medium bodied, quite slick, good carbonation, if the texture is less creamy than I seem to remember. The quintessential Corcaigh stout, amen to Beamish.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
darbeer75 (440) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Aroma: classic stout aroma with chocolate and a little booze; Appearance: rich, off white head over black body; Taste: surprisingly tasteless - perhaps I’ve been drinking imperial stouts too much recently; a little watery; Palate: heavy body without substance; Overall: not one to buy again.


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