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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1708   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 Heineken’s John Smith’s site in Tadcaster plant and at Monteiths in New Zealand.
Ingredients: Pale and chocolate malts; roasted barley; Target hops.


mattcolo99's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattcolo99 (27) - USA - MAR 19, 2002
Not bad, but at about the same price for Guinness there’s no contest.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (516) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 22, 2014
Couleur brune, fort col de mousse cremeuse. Nez leger grillé et houblon. Gout leger café, houblonné, lacté. Corps très aqueux.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcHS (10) - - JUL 22, 2014
A little tasteless with some chocolate and some hops. Quite watery. Expected much more from a Irish Stout. Not bad, but not special either.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cristobal37 (256) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
A nice dry stout. Lingers on the palate for a long time. Pretty in a glass but even nicer going down. A nice session beer in rainy weather.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dal9000 (165) - Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2014
At Murphy's pub in Centerville. Perfect pour. Nice mild chocolate flavor up front. Dark with perfect rolling foam. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (597) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Aroma is cream, dry roasty malts, some bread notes. Taste is creamy body with roasted malt with a slightly sweet note. Fairly subtle finish. Body is a dark amber/black with a thick creamy nitrogen head that retains very well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iznogud (618) - CROATIA - JUN 23, 2014
On tap at Waxy O’connors, London. Pours black with thick creamy white head. Roasted malts and hint of coffee. Watery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RumRunner101 (743) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Deep brown pour with a red tinge. Thick persistent off white head. Aroma is burnt malts, watery coffee. Body is thin and creamy. Flavours of dark toast, light coffee. Alright.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2014
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chadski4 (98) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Thick, creamy light tan head. Nose is toast malts and barley and the theme continues with the flavors with hints of toasted (sometimes burnt?) chocolate and coffee. Easily beats stateside Guinness in my book.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (630) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Noir sombre avec une petite mousse beige. L’arôme de malt torréfié avec un goût pareille. Un peu onctueux en bouche, peu de carbonisation.


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