Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1817   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
rayaron (686) - 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 (219) - 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 (1884) - 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 (2257) - 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 (920) - 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 (53) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fajry (1112) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2015
Plechovka. Čierna farba, pekná hnedá pena, veľmi dlho držala. Vôňa pražených sladov, jemne kakao. V chuti síce prázdne telo, ale pekná jemne sladká chuť, pražené slady a trošku horká káva. Piteľné.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1356) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Draught style can pour. Pours nitro like with a huge pillow foam head and lace. Mostly absent aroma. Thick cream body. Very little flavor other than cream. Light, super easy drinking. Not complaining on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tillmac62 (425) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pours black as a starless night. Nice nitro action producing a normal head volume, World Class retention and outstanding lacing. Outstanding classic Irish stout nose with rich chocolate, a bit of roast and a touch of coffee over a caramel sweetness with a mineral note. Very light watery body with just a hint of smoothness. Very slight effervescence in the finish. Normal for the style. Like the body, the flavor profile is light in intensity, slightly complex and well balanced. It delivers a blend of chocolate and roast that flows to a mild bitterness. As the bitterness fades, caramel is detected underneath along with a nice dominate mineral note. The finish is a lingering mineral bitter note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (615) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 Can. Pours a black colour with a ruby tint and a creamy white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and lactose. Taste again of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and some bitterness. A smooth and creamy texture but light bodied. A dry roasted finish. Best mass produced canned stout I’ve had so far.

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