Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1725   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DinkingDutch (10) - - JUL 14, 2006
Brownish dark. Good head but not as good as a stout should have. Very neutral taste. Almost like cola without gas. Why would anyone drink this while they could drink Beamish or Guinness?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
loco_gallego (49) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Stout noir, mousse crémeuse et persistante. Arôme de malt toasté et fumage. On ressent la même chose en bouche, avec une certaine douceur. Peu d’amertume

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1775) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
On tap. Pours a very dark brown with moderate lightish tan head. Aromas of roasted malt/barley. Flavors of watery coffee, cardboard, nuts and dusty roasted malts. Light bitter finish. A classic surpassed by craft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
luisfelizola (23) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 7, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 Cor negra, torrefação, defumado. Sem carbonatação, pouco amargor, corpo leve, tostado na boca, pouca acidez

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenomInc (1) - Borgholzhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014 does not count
eines meiner Lieblingsbiere, Leider in Deutschland nur im Fass erhältlich so das ich es mir aus der Schweiz in Dosen mit bringe

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (906) - Vermont, USA - AUG 31, 2014
$4.00 for the can consumed at State Street Cafe. I asked a pint, and it unmistakably poured an oily Harry Potter hair black, with which a sudsy, off-white head 2 fingers in length stood. Tastes and smells of roasted barley aged hops, wet cardboard, denim jeans, DME, and London yeast. Charcoal and sweat experienced by swallow. Although creamy and smooth,it produced such bittersweet, stale flavors. Could be better, could be worse. Like everyone else, I prefer Guinness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BierMeHoos (101) - Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2014
15 oz can. Aroma is cream, dry roasty malts, some bread notes. Taste is creamy body with roasted malt with a slightly sweet note. Fairly subtle finish. Body is a dark amber/black with a thick creamy nitrogen head that retains very well. Pretty decent but didn't love it as much as other folks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
neur0 (906) - GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
(Dose) Es hat eine sehr dunkelbraune, undurchsichtige Farbe mit einer cremigen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist röstig, mit etwas Kaffee und Butterscotch. Der Geschmack ist etwas dünn, röstig, cremig und angenehm rauchig. Die Bittere ist recht leicht. Im Nachgeschmack ist etwas Kaffee und Bittere

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1715) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Classic Irish dry stout tasted from tap. Tanned, creamy, very dense, milky head and near black colour. Looks the same as Guinness Draught and has the same thick creamy mouthfeel, but there is less iron in the aroma and more malty and fruity sweetness in the mouth, more apple- and chocolate-like; finish equally roasted bitter. On the same par as Guinness Draught, but I’d prefer Beamish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
panzerwolf (29) - - AUG 22, 2014
Really enjoy this one. A strong aroma and a taste with a full roasty tange, with a just a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamestulloch (1376) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Keg at Pleasance Courtyard. Black body with a lasting tan head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of creamy chocolate, earth and ash. Flavour of biscuit and burnt toast. Dry finish. Thick mouthfeel with a smooth texture. Soft fizz. Not bad, but not particularly memorable.

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