Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


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RATINGS: 1706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarnotingPete (771) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Bière couleur de mélasse, limpide et coiffée d’un large col onctueux nappant le verre d’une opulente dentelle. Des arômes de cacao, de malt rôti et de poussière. Elle est peu amère et pratiquement sans aucun sucre résiduel. Elle est de texture soyeuse, peu effervescente, de corps léger et se termine sur une longue finale légèrement aromatique

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerGolem (659) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
Pint at Stout Irish Pub (Toronto). Aroma of roasted barley. Taste is of barley, chocolate and hops. Similar to Guinness. It was better in my memories.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DearBeer2013 (35) - - MAR 24, 2014
It tastes like Guiness. Watery at first then tobacco and coffee. Not my favorite stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2287) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Shared, widgeted,16 oz. can, poured to snifters showing a black/brown color, with an ultra creamy head of persistent foam, and an equally lasting, silky coat of lacing. The aroma was a rather mellow but full nose of dry-roasted coffee, light prune, a hint of caramel, and nitro assisted, creamy malt. With low carbonation, the taste was smooth on the palate, continued the roasted coffee, moderate, earthy bitterness, and added hints of baker’s chocolate, and char/smoke. An excellent follow up to a fine St. Pat’s Day platter of corned beef, cabbage, carrots, and kale potatoes enjoyed at Lunar Brewing Co..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
penguinfinity (103) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2014
[Happy St Paddy’s Day!] Can. Draught version. Pours black, with a quarter-inch tan head that doesn’t go away even after you drink it all. Aroma is mild, and hard to place. Taste is extremely smooth and mellow for a stout. I taste chocolate, cream, and very slight hints of coffee. The taste is very deceptive for a stout, which I expect to be more bitter than this. I have to rate it highly, personally, for its easy drinkability vs my lack of experience with stouts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Aroma is mild, taste is what I’d expect from a Stout, although this doesn’t feel as thick as Guinness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
14.9 oz can into imperial pint glass, canned on 2/14/2013. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and creamy light tan head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense creamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, brown bread, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of roast/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, brown bread, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, toast, brown bread, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice and pleasant balance of roast/bready malt flavors; with solid robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, lush, and creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4%. Overall this is a nice dry stout. Good balance and robustness of roast/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (745) - Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Widget can into stout glass, opaque black color with creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, toast, char, somewhat metallic and faint chocolate. Taste brings out notes of light coffee, caramel cream and light grass hop bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation(nitro), creamy, soft with roast finish. Like the texture, flavor somewhat lacking but overall solid dry stout. Happy St. Paddys Day!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tuuker (17) - - MAR 17, 2014
Aroma: Sweet, bit sourish, malty Appearance: very dark, creamy white head Taste: Charcoal,lingering roastiness, slight metallic, dry, little hop bitterness Palate: Nice full mouthfeel, creamy texture Overall: Great sessionable beer. allways good to have pint or two!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1590) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2014
Can picked up at Yamaya on sale due to it being near the expiry date & drunk to celebrate St-Patrick’s Day in a pint glass. It poured with that rising foam look of a nitro or cask beer thanks to the widget - beautiful stouty goodness. Pitch black in the glass with a thick creamy beige head that coats the sides of the glass in thick layer of foam as I drink the beer. The nose is creamy roast malts. Great smooth body but a bit light, almost watery. The taste is mild, much milder than Shiga Kogen’s Domestic Dry Stout. It gives me a light bitterness, dark chocolate, pitted fruits & a touch of coffee. Good but kind of middle of the road, my favorite things about this beer are it’s appearance & body.

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