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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

bottled
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RATINGS: 1739   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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.


slang's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Nitro-can. Head settles out beutifully. Nice aroma. Taste is average. Much better room temp. (or close).


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wiosna (193) - - OCT 21, 2014
0,5 tölkki@ Jätkäsaari. Kermaisen mokan värinen paksu vaahto, samea todella tummanruskea. Tuoksussa soijakastiketta, paahteista mallasta, ruista. Maussa hiukan palaneen paahteista mallasta, rautainen jälkimaku, pikkuisen kitkeryyttä, humalaa. Odotin täyteläisempää.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (867) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml nitro can poured in an ordinary glass. A: Pours a huge creamy fizzy beige head. Impressive retention (it lasts for long time): The Nitro device really works. The color is a deep black but not completely opaque S: Huge roasted malts in the nose. Followed by caramel and some hints of dark chocolate T: Strong on roasted malts. A bit sweet upfront but, in overall, a dry and bitter taste, as expected. A bit metallic with a light earthy hoppy presence too M: Light body. Low carbonation and a nice and mild bitter aftertaste D: High. The bitter aftertaste and the low ABV improves a lot its drinkability. [ BA Review @ 2/26/2010 ]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1731) - - OCT 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-16-14- Poured from nitro can into a pint glass Appearance – Being a nitro pour, the beer shows the beautiful cascading nitro bubble vision. A cascade of white/tan carbonation/nitro bubbles streams up through the dark brown nearly pitch black body of the brew, with it advancing to the top of the beer and leaving a great level of thick off-white foam on the surface of the beer. The foam has a fantastic level of retention, very slowly fading over time to leave lots of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a roasted malt smell as well as some coffee smells. Mixed with these are some hints of molasses and caramel, sweetening up the brew a bit. A bit of an oat and earthy aroma are there as well and when mixed with the sweet and nice roasty aromas it produced a very pleasant aroma overall. Taste – The taste begins with a nice roasty flavor mixed with some sweetness of a molasses and brown sugar nature. As the flavor advances the sweeter tastes fade all while being replaced by a lighter coffee flavor. Up front there is also a lighter chocolate taste, which like the sweeter flavors, ends up fading more toward the end of the flavor profile. Along with the increase of the coffee, so too comes some flavors of an earthier hop nature, which, with the drying of the flavors, ends up leaving a rather drier and darker roasted flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – Again being a nitro pour, the beer has a slightly thicker body feel for a brew of only 4.0 % abv. with a rather standard nitro driven carbonation/nitrogen feel. For the style it is quite appropriate with the lack of tingling bubbles but the smoother and creamier feel being nice for the mix of roast and lighter bitter flavors. Overall – A rather decent Irish stout. It starts out sweeter, but dries out nicely with a decent level of bitterness from coffee and earthy hop flavors. With the nitro style pour, it makes for a good feel for the mix of roast and bitter as well as for the lower abv. of the beer and make for a rather decent session style drinker.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Golden Glandore, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, some malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, some coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (247) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Smooth, thick, full and creamy. A very rewarding drink with dark roasted notes and some breadiness although not very high on flavors. Wins the battle of Ireland hands down.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
i like it better than Guiness by a touch, but still don’t think it has bold enough flavor, body, or aroma to stand up to the nitro. just too thin/watery. however, it is a smooth beer, has some nice malty roasted aroma and flavor, a touch of chocolate too. not bad, just not special. Can’t beleive I hadn’t reviewed this yet."

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mathieuc (1398) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
Creamer. Pours a really dark brown with a thick beige head that leaves awesome lacing. Nose is of roasted nuts, chocolate and ash. Taste is of toffee, caramel and roasted malt. Body is light, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel just weak an watery. Overall an OK option when somewhere without craft beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
poech73 (202) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2014
Can @StoneManor. Bière brune assez dense fort caramélisée et cacaotée avec un arrière goût de fumé, et de malt torréfié mais peu amère. La bouche est plutôt aqueuse, comme un Porter, le torréfié et le fumé en plus. Je goûte aussi un arrière goût métallique désagréable. Le tout un peu pâteux, avec des arômes qui donnent l’impression de ne pas être naturels. Stout sans style, en tout cas assez banal à la dégustation.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JimmyBoy74 (243) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
Halv pint på hak i Dublin. Påminner mycket om Guinness men har mer smak i eftersmaken och jag gillat det!

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mintzmeet (213) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Can just says Murphy’s Imported Stout. Nice head, awesome coloring typical of the nitro can. Super creamy, more thin than thick. Dry roasty malts, bread notes. Smells kind of stale.


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