Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1751   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 Heinekenís John Smithís site in Tadcaster plant and at Monteiths in New Zealand.
Ingredients: Pale and chocolate malts; roasted barley; Target hops.

Braastad's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braastad (429) - - APR 12, 2013
Black with tan head. Aroma has roast bread Very dry and soft, roast bready and biscuit malt on the taste Little bitter on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2509) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ollemies (11) - - DEC 10, 2014
Great mass-produced stout. Creamy coffee-ish taste, average carbonation, bitter finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LGKdude (5) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
anthony850 (281) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Smooth creamy easy to drink Irish stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (368) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wvhoran (365) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
adamnowek (247) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
Gets off to a great start with a thick and creamy appearance. After that, it's pretty inoffensive with very little taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (341) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 3, 2014
50 cl can from Tallinna Kaubamaja (Ä 1,70). Pours brown, appearing pitch black in the glass, and ruby against light. Head as expected - extremely thick, creamy, retaining, somewhat lacing. The widget makes it look great. Nose is stale roasted malts first and foremost, then mild chocolate, faint caramel and some coffee. Taste begins with some molasses dripped in water, a robust yet modest sweetness that then quickly turns into cold coffee and quite bitter earthy hops, ending in very dry roasty malts and some bitterness... might even say itís faintly sour. Dry - even ashy - palate, mouthfeel velvety smooth, body very light, carbonation non-existent. Watery. Not a big fan but itís good every once in a while when nothing better at sight.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnymusky (296) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Can from trader joes...pour is black with nice 2 inch head....head dissipates very slowly....after that the beer has basically no smell or flavor just kinda there....i drank it but very lame beer.

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