Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1710   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (370) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (32) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
scottcowley (16) - - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarnotingPete (774) - 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 (660) - 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 (40) - - 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 (2315) - 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.

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