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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1853   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ceason (30) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours ruby-black with a large creamy tan head. Very mild aroma of roasted malt and cocoa. Tastes of roasted malt and chocolate-- surprisingly sweet. Light bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
willisread (1597) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2015
Old rating from 2007. 4.3% ABV bottle version. Black with a big creamy beige head. Soft aromas of coffee, toasted malt and chocolate. A hint of sweetness on the palate but very well-balanced. Body is a tad thin and not very complex, but still solid for the style. Smooth and clean dry finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Love this beer. Dark, fresh, tan head and gives all that it gets. This one comes out of the gates with a blast.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrGD (109) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
500ml can. Beautiful black colour with creamy beige foam. Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, yeast. Taste: pleasant but not complex, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. Smooth and a bit sweet. Dry finish. An okey beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yiannnos (1217) - , CYPRUS - MAY 6, 2015
Can. Black colour, thick white head. Roasted malt aroma, light body, slightly sour

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
55x11 (37) - - APR 24, 2015
Looks better in appearance than taste. Low alcohol (almost disappointingly watery) and smooth but not very deep palate. Decent head retention. Ok but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
dephosphorus (9) - Vrilissia, GREECE - APR 21, 2015 does not count
500ml can. A major disappointment. Too watery, boring and bland. Nothing interesting going on.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
JasonTeraani (6) - BRAZIL - APR 18, 2015 does not count
Muito boaaa... só achei pouco encorpada, pouco espumosa. Mas desce fácil dá pra tomar várias numa boa

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljthiessen (972) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
On tap at King's Head Pub, Winnipeg. Classic nitro pour, thick light beige head. Very light, a little bit of dark fruit, pretty boring.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Estebanik (456) - Lublin, POLAND - APR 10, 2015
Strasznie wodnisty, wydaje się gorszy od Guinessa. Jakaś tam paloność w smaku jest i prawie nic poza tym.


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