Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1894   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.

Creedence's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, - APR 26, 2013
Draught at Murphy’s promo in Beamish & Crawford. Pours a deep brown with a half-inch nitro head. No aroma due to the nitro, very slight hint of toast. Taste is mostly sweet (toasted malt, chocolate, a hint of cinammon) with a touch of coffee bitterness. A little thinner on the mouthfeel than one would expect, with a light sweet aftertaste. Not the worst of the macro Irish stouts, but nowhere near in the league of Beamish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WaddlingPlatypus (124) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
Pint at the Big Jug, Durham. Dark brownish-red, with a thick and fine mocha head. Roasted malt aroma with cream. Heavy flavours of roasted malts, slight cream, and plastic sheeting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkska101 (1682) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
On tap @ marco’s A: light roasty, a touch of chocolate, light caramel App: dark brown border black thick lasting beige head and great lacing.. T/p: medium body short bitter finish. Creamy, it’s pour with nitro. O: generic and a bit blend . great creamy texture.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Michael27 (725) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
Frisch vom Hahn in Jelenia Gora. Dunkley Rotbraun im Glas. Malzig-kratzig, wie ein Stout sein muss.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Musta olut paksulla kermaisella parin sentin vaahtokerroksella, joka jättää kivasti pitsiä. Typpikapselin ansiota toki. Tuoksu paahteisen maltainen, kahvinen ja suklainen. Maku paahteinen, kahvinen ja suklainen sekä "maitoinen". Hieman vetinen. Keskitäyteläinen kermainen suutuntuma. Pesee Guinnessin vastaavan yllättävän selvästi.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LazyPyro (530) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
440ml nitro can (as Murphy’s Draught Irish Stout) poured into a Guinness pint glass :)
Black appearance with a one-two finger thick creamy and perfectly smooth beige head, good retention. Aroma: lightly roasted malt, chocolate. Taste: same as the aroma, chocolate and roasted malt flavours, coffee, bittersweet. Very low carbonation, smooth but quite watery texture. Quite similar to Guinness, probably not as good in my opinion, but it’s a standard drinkable stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
digitalviking (93) - - AUG 6, 2016
Good standby dry stout, I like it better than Guinness (maybe just cuz it’s indier) but also I find it creamier and less variable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GhostS (27) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 4, 2016
medium and sour aroma - a lot of roasted malt, moderate roasted coffee, fresh black bread, soured fruits. absolutely dry taste with some bitter in the final - slightly roasted cold coffee, moderate roasted malt, dark chocolate. light body, but creamy, low carbonization and acidity. very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Soulless (13) - Ekaterinburg, RUSSIA - JUL 29, 2016
Nice light stout. Light, not too bitter, but with enough taste. Can recomend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is identical to Guinness. The aroma is malt driven and the taste is malt with a slight smokiness. very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
midovark (515) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - JUL 17, 2016
0.55 l can as a gift from Ireland. Pours black color with beige head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate notes of bread. In taste roasted malts, coffee and chocolate appears. Creamy texture, medium body.

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