Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1844   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.

Bamaboy1975's rating

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1368) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with a cascading khaki head. Roasty malt, caramel, toffee, toast, coffee and mocha aroma and flavors. Medium light body and served on nitro. Roasty malt and mocha finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Larry_Duffman (193) - - NOV 26, 2015
I poured it from the can into a glass. It pours very nicely with a fluffy off-white head and nice lacing. It pours an opaque black color. The aroma is roasty, coffee, and some chocolate. The taste is roasted coffee and chocolate. It’s very creamy with some roasty bitterness. This is a simple but excellent stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sirzekel (2) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2015 does not count
Like better than Guiness, but hard to find. Reliably found at Just Tapped in Macon, GA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
GenkiGonzo (776) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2015
Draught at The Corner House. Almost black pour with an off-white head. Roasty malt aroma. Very smooth, roasty, nice dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (1171) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2015
rs black with a tan head. Aroma of light coffee, roasty, nuts, licorice. Taste is is roast, light coffe, light licorice, kinda sweet. Light bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rekvium (160) - Odense C, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2015
From tap @ Tipsy Toad. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of light coffee, roasty, nuts, licorice. Taste is sweet licorice, roasty, light coffee.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
panais140 (19) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2015
Good but not great. I prefer it that typical Guinness . Had it in Cronins bar at Crosshaven

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bawelt (189) - Lyon, FRANCE - NOV 9, 2015
Mieux que la guinness... Mais il y avait de la marge. Très aqueuse, aucune longueur. Très douce, on perçoit un côté café lacté. Puis aucune longueur, tout s’évapore.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RickFifty (799) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2015
Black color, thick creamy beige head. Roasted malt nose, chocolate, brown sugar. Sweet taste, chocolate, hint of coffee, brown sugar, dry finish. Light body, soft to flat carbonation, creamy texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2015
500ml can from Tesco. Pours opaque brown with a one inch beige-marshmallow looking head. Aromas of... Not very much! Faint coffee maybe. Taste has a bit more going on, all in the coffee end of things. Then it all goes a bit metallic and watery. Thin finish.

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