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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: 1706   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (484) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2014
DATE TASTED: March 17, 2014... GLASSWARE: the "new" Guinness glass, straight from the brewery itself... OCCASION: St. Patrick’s Day pub crawl #3 at Penn State... APPEARANCE: pours a creamy, thick, impressively stable brownish black head; jet black body that shows a harrowing red eye in the light--picture perfect... AROMA: peat, biscuit, doughy strength with some chocolate hints...soft ground coffee too...PALATE: smooth yet substantial; creamy and viscous--a pleasure to ease into an all-day affair with...TASTE: surprisingly hoppy to start with a strong, malty throat-satiating finish; roasted and smoothly, subtly chocolaty... OVERALL: can’t beat St. Patrick’s Day in Penn State; this is a morning maker if ever there was one, like a loaf of bread that also brings the oven, the coal, and the warmth with it--a rival to the Guinness crown...no doubt a blind taste-test may be in order....

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Renobob (550) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 28, 2014
Bue à la pression. Pâle copie de la Guinness en moins bien fait. Trop acide, peu de corpulence, peu d’intérêt en somme...

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
freretoc (560) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 26, 2014
Bu à la pression en 50cl, couleur noire et mousse très compacte, en bouche grosse attaque sur le café un peu vanillé, c’est trop long à boire peu intense pas très intéressant.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanscourt (662) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2014
At tattler jacks in Killarney, similar to a guiness, maybe a little milder in flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperTiti33 (445) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
En fût. Noire avec reflet rouge. Nez: chocolaté. Malté. Vanille. Bouche: crémeuse. Chocolat. Légèrement sucré quoi qu'elle fini bien sec. Facile à boire. J'aime bien.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4002) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2014
Tap on-board the Stena Hollandica on a trip back home to the Netherlands. Poured a deep mahogany with a big frothy light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, nutty. The flavour is medium bitter with a slightly watery malt light hop spice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. It’s not too bad at all I have to say. Nice and refreshing, plenty of flavour and a spicy kick.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (348) - CROATIA - APR 13, 2014
Can, pours black with a beige head, slight bitter of coffee, malt, and chocolate, dry finish, not bad and I would have it again but I prefer Guinness to this one.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (31) - - APR 12, 2014
Creamy, smooth, mild, mellow, light, refreshing, pleasantly dry, sessionable, very enjoyable mild stout. Had it in the 14.9 oz.widget can (try pouring it into a 16 oz. glass, it won’t fit because of the nitro head). Way ahead of Guinness, and to my taste better than most overdone, too strong, too hoppy, too clever by far American Stout variants. A classic.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
scottcowley (12) - - APR 6, 2014
I went to ireland and found this beer in small pub in the country. Pretty good on tap , missing a little in the flavor department but very drinkable. Nice malts and chocolate flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tarmopr (10) - - APR 4, 2014
Too blunt and tasteless for me. The taste and smell has lots of chocolate and some hops. Quite watery. Expected much more from a Irish Stout. Not bad, but not special either.


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