Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
I_LUV_BEER (196) - - MAY 11, 2016
Served in a pint glass from a 440ml nitro can. Pours almost black colour which is actually an extremely dark ruby when held against the light. Once settled, a medium sized creamy beige head is formed and stays all the way through, leaving a medium lacing inside the glass. Aroma is malts, molasses and some grassy notes. Taste is molasses and very mild malts with some earthy notes, very soft bitter-sweet finish. Slick and slightly watery texture with flat carbonation, this combination makes it very quaffable. Nothing extraordinary, simple, smooth and a pleasant stout, a good thirst quencher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SONOFWODEN (22) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2016
The aroma of this stout was noticeably very good, but, in all other respects, this is not as good as Guinness. Somewhat watery with an inconsistent taste. It seems as is there is too much carbonation and an unidentified bitterness, not the favorable bitterness of hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (6772) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Keg at Copthorne Hotel; dark black pour with a creamy light tan head, aroma has some roast and chocolate, taste has watery roast malts, OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (958) - - MAY 1, 2016
On tap at RiRa Pub. Aroma: intense toasted malts, some coffee, a touch of sweet cacao. Appearance: black, massive, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: toasted malts, creamy feel, cacao, light coffee, soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jampura (105) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
Perushyvä stoutti peruskotivappuaattohulinoihin. Seurustelujuoma parhaasta päästä.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1452) - DENMARK - APR 19, 2016
Helt blød i smagen som en guiness. Men ellers let lakrids og ristene malte. Klassiske.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (1008) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2016
500ml can into pint. Smells of milk chocolate and cocoa. Dark dark mahogany red beer with solid cream coloured head. Quite light body, slight fruity finish with a touch of bitterness. Pleasant, easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1952) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2016
Can. I needed something for St. Patrick’s Day. A: Dark mahogany with a pillowy creme color head. N: Chocolate, coffee, minerality, bit of a lactose, roast, toast, and iron. T: Sweet and bitter/roasty. M: Medium light body, very creamy carbonation, no alcohol. O: Just a nice dry Irish stout. Similar to Sam Smith’s, albeit without the body that oats can provide, and it exists for days when you don’t need a 10% ABV bomb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (2049) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2016
Keg @ Dovas, Hornsgatan. Pitch black, creamy white head. Rosted dry aroma, milk chocolate,cocoa and caramel. Smooth mid-sweet mouthfeel. Cocoa taste, roasted coffee, cream and caramel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bnokk (472) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2016
This one is well documented by several others. I think the general consensus is on point.

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