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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: 1821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DesertDevil (652) - Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Draft at Fibber Magee’s. The aroma features burnt biscuit, musty cardboard and old newspaper; it’s that typical nitro dry stout tinge that plagues many Irish-style pubs that likely rarely clean their draft lines. Pours flat black and is topped by a two-finger perfectly even tan head that hold ups for a millennium. There are precious few brews prettier than a properly poured Irish stout on nitro and this pint was just that. The taste is rather subdued: a roasted maltiness is the primary flavor with dry cereal grains, faint stake cocoa, more astringency than I prefer, and a touch of bitter almond. Light body with a extremely dry woodsy finish. Other than the appearance, it is a strikingly average example of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SkillsFactory (194) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2015
Marrone scuro, praticamente nera, con riflessi color caramello, schiuma nocciola molto densa e persistente. Aroma tostato e caramellato, liquirizia e leggeri frutti rossi. Al palato stesse note con un retrogusto di "cappuccino" e liquirizia. Corpo leggero, cremosa, poco carbonata.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
romolime (114) - - JUN 4, 2015
E’ una buona stout, che non spicca tra le altre irlandesi per gusto e sapore. Ma comunque ben fatta, piacevole a bersi.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (359) - - MAY 29, 2015
Pint from Novotel Greenwich. Pours deep brown/black, creamy tan head. Flavours of roasts, nuts, little hint of chocolate. slightly watery but still a nice mainstream stout

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martin00sr (1619) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
Dark red brown, clear with solid creamy offwhite head. Light roasted aroma, caramel notes. Smooth, light roasted flavour, light roasted bitterness and some caramel sweetness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (391) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Decent enough mainstream alternative to Guinness pours well with nice off white head bit thin in taste but malt and burnt coffee are evident dry finish easy drinking

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bleble (30) - - MAY 18, 2015
Bevuta parecchie volte, molto meglio alla spina che un lattina. Forse come gusto risulta poco eqilibrato

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nickel (652) - - MAY 13, 2015
Look: great sparkling nitro beer. Head is everlasting, sticky creamy. Aroma: very weak aroma of roasted malt Taste: not too distinguished taste of roasted malt with hints of coffee. Bittersweet aftertaste from the beginning and sour afterwards

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ceason (30) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours ruby-black with a large creamy tan head. Very mild aroma of roasted malt and cocoa. Tastes of roasted malt and chocolate-- surprisingly sweet. Light bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
willisread (917) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2015
Old rating from 2007. 4.3% ABV bottle version. Black with a big creamy beige head. Soft aromas of coffee, toasted malt and chocolate. A hint of sweetness on the palate but very well-balanced. Body is a tad thin and not very complex, but still solid for the style. Smooth and clean dry finish.


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