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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JefVerstraete (2141) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2015
Can. Black colour, creamy foam. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Soft carbonation. Thin and bit watery. Ok.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
King_Alex_II (672) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Insanely beautiful beer. Pitch black with a beige colored foam that probably lasts longer than you need to finish the beer. The taste is blackish body and watery. Boring if drunk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (1132) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2015
From the draught can. A full 5 in appearance. Black with a creamy beige head that is perfectly stable. Roasted malt, ashes, coffee. Taste is coffee and a bit milk, with a bit of a crisp bitterness in the finish. A bit watery mouthfeel, like many stouts. Super-smooth ale carbonation, near-flat. Ok. Dry stouts are just generically boring I guess. Still quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBlueSky93 (503) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
On Tap in a pub in Amsterdam that wasn’t exactly memorable...so I forgot the name. Roasted Malts on the aroma, burned caramel and dark, winter fruits. Much the same on the taste, but possibly with an addition of milky tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maakun (1639) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
Tap. Very dark reddish brown with very creamy thick long lasting head, looks great. Nice roasted taste, dry malts, touch of grapes and apple, dry burnt bitter finish. Light watery body and feel.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Patrickw (1) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2015 does not count
Imagine my surprise when I picked up my usual 2 cases. And noticed that its now in an American Pint size. Guinness did this a while back. I popped one open and thought it was flat. Poured it out and got another and that was the same: No longer brewed in Ireland this is now produced in Scotland. Now the Scots can make good beer. But this overly carbonated swill is NOT Murphys. Its taste is flat as any American beer eg Bud. Dreadful. So its back to Guinness for me. Which is a shame because Murphys was so much better than Guinness : A nice coco /coffee flavor , deep full body But alas no more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
YantarCoast (511) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 30, 2014
440ml can. Pours dark black with a lovely head. Aroma of coffee beans, soy sauce, roasted malts. Taste is coffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
triskaideka (239) - Killarney, IRELAND - DEC 29, 2014
Pours black with off white head - with red tint when held up to the light. Nitro smothers most aroma. Tastes relatively sweet for the dry stout style - flavour is of roasted malts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (6777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Keg in some dive bar in Glasgow. Pours black, nose is light chocolate roast, taste is sweet, dry, creamy, cold, harsh finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tsekouratos (492) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 22, 2014
Dark brown to black color, white to beige head. Aromas of roasted malts, burnt caramel and dark fruits. Taste is the same. Medium body with medium carbonation.

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