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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

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RATINGS: 1898   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Hisses with that gorgeous nitro explosion on opening, and pours a creamy off-white, which settles into a persistent reverse cascade, eventually (after quite a few sighs) resulting in a clear, red-tinged black, with a perfect cream of head. Lacing is spectacular, as expected. Very fine bubbling as it's tilted. Really, it looks just about picture-perfect. Just about as good as an Irish Stout can look, and almost as perfect as you can expect from a can. Nose is smooth and creamy. No roast, perhaps a slight grainy toastiness, but more of that rich thick cream, some vanilla, and a suggestion of sweet spices: cinnamon and nutmeg—perhaps the only true darker tones to the aroma. Very nice. Taste is clean and light. Smooth, creamy entrance. More spice, nutmeg, and a slight minerally character. Again, very little true roast: there's a tickle on the back of mild toasty darkness, and a synergy between the darkness, the mineral character and even a suggestion of smoke that leaves a slight phosphorous character lingering. It's very nice and very smooth. Feel is as you would expect. Extremely creamy with almost no noticeable carbonation. Despite the richness it's relatively light, meaning it doesn't cloy in the mouth. I really love a good Irish Stout, and I think this is a particularly good one. It's certainly much, much better than the locally contract-brewed Guinness you'd get here in Australia. At 4% ABV, this is exquisitely sessionable. Indeed, the whole can went down without a question, and I'm already craving another. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
voyageurmike (283) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Poured into a Guinness glass, dark brown red with a creamy head. Light bodied (watery) with faint malt aroma. Coffee and malt taste, very mildly bitter finish. Bland beer.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Kobracai (147) - FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
0,5l can from Viking Line Tax Free. Pours almost black. Aroma is roasted coffee and some chocolate. The aroma is alright but I’m very disappointed with the taste. It was watery and bitter. And bitter as if something was wrong. As if all the taste was run through water too many times. Don’t see the hype.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BreWedge (482) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
On tap @ O'Reilly's St. John's, NL. Pours opaque with a thick, creamy, mocha head. Aromas are vanilla, and chocolate. Tastes are coffee, bittersweet chocolate, wood,and chalk. Full body, smooth and creamy, medium chalky, bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blade86 (1274) - Wroc³aw, POLAND - SEP 10, 2016
Black, dark ruby brown reflexes, big creamy long lasting foam, roasty coffee aroma, light sweetness and bitterness, light body,thin, smooth feel, average carbonation, moderately long bittersweet and dry finish

-- rated with beerbasher

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WaddlingPlatypus (128) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkska101 (1736) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Michael27 (804) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
Frisch vom Hahn in Jelenia Gora. Dunkley Rotbraun im Glas. Malzig-kratzig, wie ein Stout sein muss.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (801) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LazyPyro (567) - 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.

3.6
   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.


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