Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senka (916) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2015
50cl can. Various brews over the last several years. Pours clear black with thick soft creamy head that stays. Head retention is on of the best. Iron and burnt malt in taste. Reminds of a creamy bitters. Slightly sour and acidic. I do not mind that. A good drink when served around 8degC. Medium bodied and smooth. Reminds of John Smiths.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puredelusion (148) - Lviv, UKRAINE - MAR 22, 2015
0,5 can. Pours black colour with medium off-white creamy, long-lasting head. Aroma of cacao, chocolate , roasted malt. Non-transparent body. Light sweet and very smooth flavour with light coffee, chocolate notes. Aftertaste is dry and roasted malt, coffee bittersweet that comes with a little delay. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Better than Guinness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Orange_times (35) - UKRAINE - MAR 21, 2015
Aroma: not very deep with medium cacao and light milk chocolate notes. Appereance: Creamy head with light brown color, head longevity is mostly lasting, body particles are tin, body color is brown, Flavour: light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour with little dark chocolate tone. Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nordic (303) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
Can 500 ml (shared with friends). Black color, non-transparent. Small head, stays long. Classic dry stout (very similiar to Guinness Draught). Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee taste. Very good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rayaron (779) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 20, 2015
Can 0.5l. Deep red with very nice creamy beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, caramel and hint of cherry. Sweetish flavor with notes of coffee and roasted malt, light bitterness, some herbs notes, dry finish. Soft carbonation, creamy texture, medium-bodied. Looks great, tastes OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
asimeow (224) - Sandsli, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2015
Draft 0,5l @Murphy’s, Schipol. Dark brown, caramel head. Vanilla aroma? Very mild. Surprisingly little licorice flavour. Just very mild and watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leafs93 (1896) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Drank at Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Pours dark brown, almost black out of the can with a somewhat off tan head. Aroma is earthy, roasty, caramel and some burnt toast. Taste is mild bitters with a touch of sweetness, muted all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2277) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Topped by a lovely and smooth nitro head. Other than that, pretty lackluster as stouts go.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mgajdaczewa (951) - Katowice, POLAND - FEB 28, 2015
W aromacie praktycznie nic, pod koniec spod grubego kożucha piany przebil się lekki palony słód i ziołowa chmielowość. W smaku wytrawne, wręcz wodniste, nieco palonego słodu, metaliczny posmak z nieco pikantną goryczką o niskiej intensywności. Piwo użytkowe, mało walorów degustacyjnych. Ale jest ok!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Banksiz (55) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Can from Trader Joe’s labelled Imported Stout Draught Style. Made in Edinburgh. Slight caramel-vanilla nose with a touch of roastiness. Pours a heavy black with a long-lasting creamy head. Moderately sweet with some phenolic-licorice notes (which I don’t particularly like). Creamy body, but with a slight wateriness compared with West Coast stouts--but it’s a traditional low-alcohol stout that goes down easily so that’s ok. Overall, pleasant, but not great.

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