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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: 1817   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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.


hens' rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hens (701) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
popiela (99) - - JUL 22, 2015
Irish Pub Poznan, tap. Color is black. Medium foam, but extremely creamy. Aroma isn’t very intensive, a little bit of coffee and chocolate. More chocolate in taste, but a little bit watery.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lokis333 (42) - LITHUANIA - JUL 19, 2015
Medium coffe brown foam. opaque black colour. Taste strongly of smoked malt and coffee, quite good stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (436) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 18, 2015
pint at the Velvet Gypsy not as great as expected smelt & looked good the taste was creamy bitter not so bad yet the aftertaste was bit gaaa will have to try elsewhere to compare

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Robk29 (4) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2015 does not count
500 ml can with widget @ 4% - UK. Dry roasted malt taste although it is badly let down by the mouth feel. This very watery stout seems to suggest that more sugar than malt might have been used in the brewing process. The poor head retention (even with a widget) seems to confirm this.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex_leit (497) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 15, 2015
Can with nitrogen. Dark brown color with creamy foam. Aroma: roasted barley, a little bit of coffee and hops. Taste: watery, roasted barley with some acidity, coffee and bitter chocolate.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martin243 (894) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Drank a few on holiday in ROI. Ubiquitous stout, creamy mouthfeel. Should be familiar to all.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
funcut (413) - SIBENIK, CROATIA - JUL 7, 2015
nelose pivo cokoladnog okusa ...zanimljivo i pitko ..jedino fali malo vise alkohola (jakosti) ...pa mogao bih ga piti vise puta ...

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
stephenco (15) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - JUL 6, 2015
500ml can. Good choco coffee aroma. Very pretty beer. Good black color. Good head. Tastes very watery though.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bvbunited (23) - Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Brewed with more coffe malts than "the mother" of all Irish stout this beer has a more micro brewed flavor. The nitrogen generated head color and aroma are great and makes this beer a more than acceptable option to other Irish stouts on the market.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuszek (536) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUN 29, 2015
Not offering much for senses, but very session and drinkable beer. Well , not much stouty, rather watery.


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