Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1798   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1730) - West Midlands, - NOV 19, 2012
Had this one at Lord Mike’s Pub in Amsterdam a few times. This really took me back as the first stout that really made me say “wow” that’s good beer. Since then I’ve had it a few times on draft and from widget cans. It is a smooth great dry stout. Pours very dark brown almost black with a lasting creamy tan lacy, thick head. Smells of dark and roasted malt, coffee and chocolate with some smoky elements. Eventually bits of dark berry comes out as it warms. Medium watery body that goes down very well. Very smooth but a little watery. It has elements of dark malt like a Mild and rather thin for a stout. Sweet with a bitter roast bitter finish. The roast is light with chocolate and coffee. Super drinkable and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (321) - - MAY 29, 2015
Pint from Novotel Greenwich. Pours deep brown/black, creamy tan head. Flavours of roasts, nuts, little hint of chocolate. slightly watery but still a nice mainstream stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martin00sr (1473) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
Dark red brown, clear with solid creamy offwhite head. Light roasted aroma, caramel notes. Smooth, light roasted flavour, light roasted bitterness and some caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (229) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Decent enough mainstream alternative to Guinness pours well with nice off white head bit thin in taste but malt and burnt coffee are evident dry finish easy drinking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bleble (26) - - MAY 18, 2015
Bevuta parecchie volte, molto meglio alla spina che un lattina. Forse come gusto risulta poco eqilibrato

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nickel (578) - - MAY 13, 2015
Look: great sparkling nitro beer. Head is everlasting, sticky creamy. Aroma: very weak aroma of roasted malt Taste: not too distinguished taste of roasted malt with hints of coffee. Bittersweet aftertaste from the beginning and sour afterwards

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
willisread (631) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (400) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrGD (104) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yiannnos (1030) - , CYPRUS - MAY 6, 2015
Can. Black colour, thick white head. Roasted malt aroma, light body, slightly sour

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