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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

bottled
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RATINGS: 1754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 Heinekenís John Smithís site in Tadcaster plant and at Monteiths in New Zealand.
Ingredients: Pale and chocolate malts; roasted barley; Target hops.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steinar (54) - rvk, - FEB 18, 2011
Pours very dark with a big frothy head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is a good balance of light bitterness and sweetness. Soft carbonation and creamy palate. runs down easily, medium bodied.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (3570) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tsekouratos (352) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pkomar (153) - Poznan, POLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Decent aroma with a lot of roastiness and some chocolate in the background. Could have been stronger. Very good looking head, creamy and lasts long (nitro). Tastes like a typical dry stout. Rather low bitterness, dry, thin body, incredible drinkability. Overall a beer to drink during a football game or during a meeting with friends in pub - very solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Backlog. On tap at Conor OíNeillís. Black appearance with a tan head. Roasted malts, milk chocolate and coffee notes. Light to medium body, a little thin, but pretty good overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ollemies (13) - - DEC 10, 2014
Great mass-produced stout. Creamy coffee-ish taste, average carbonation, bitter finish,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LGKdude (8) - - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
Tastes like a watered down Guinness. Not necessarily a bad thing as I love Guinness but I'd rather drink the real thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
anthony850 (285) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Smooth creamy easy to drink Irish stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (377) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Draft. Black pour with a finger of off-white creamy head. Usual coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is more roast. An okay mass produced stout.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hutch368 (3) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2014 does not count
One of my favourite mass produced beers/stouts. As someone who used to enjoy a smoke, but have seen the errors of my ways, I turn to this 500ml package of goodness to get that same satisfaction. Nowhere near the best stout on the market, but in my humble opinion, the best in its class, easily eclipsing Guiness

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wvhoran (371) - Tasmania, - NOV 8, 2014
This was the first beer I ever tried at 9 years of age. This time, Iím drinking it on draught at Gus OíConnors, Doolin. Deep black with red tints and a typical creamy nitrogen head. The aroma is mild roasted malt. The flavour is pleasant and more interesting than the aroma, with roasted malt and touches of coffee and cocoa. I distinctly remember thinking it tasted like mushy peas at 9 years old (in a bad way) but Iím not picking up on this tonight--even after five pints. Typically dry and very lightly bitter Irish stout. More interesting than Guinness. What a journey beer is. Itís only a game, but itís the only game.


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