Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1797   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hens (629) - Tallinn, Estonia, - DEC 26, 2012
0.5L can. Mild vanilla, tofee, caramel and smoked meat aroma. Nice beautiful body with creamy hat. Nice look. Soft creamy cappuccino start in middle is bitter smoky caramel. Finish is Irish style watery. Not expected too watery. Suit for more caramel and could be thicker. Watery taste complaines good score. Finally this ois good creamy winter friend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
martin00sr (1468) - 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 (214) - 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 (571) - - 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 (616) - 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 (103) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
55x11 (13) - - APR 24, 2015
Looks better in appearance than taste. Low alcohol (almost disappointingly watery) and smooth but not very deep palate. Decent head retention. Ok but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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