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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1774   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thealcoholic (104) - Hilbert, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2002
an awesome beer. It has a thick and creamy head. it has a malty chocolatly taste. It has a hint of sweetness to it


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mgajdaczewa (688) - Katowice, POLAND - FEB 28, 2015
W aromacie praktycznie nic, pod koniec spod grubego kożucha piany przebil się lekki palony słód i ziołowa chmielowość. W smaku wytrawne, wręcz wodniste, nieco palonego słodu, metaliczny posmak z nieco pikantną goryczką o niskiej intensywności. Piwo użytkowe, mało walorów degustacyjnych. Ale jest ok!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Banksiz (42) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Can from Trader Joe’s labelled Imported Stout Draught Style. Made in Edinburgh. Slight caramel-vanilla nose with a touch of roastiness. Pours a heavy black with a long-lasting creamy head. Moderately sweet with some phenolic-licorice notes (which I don’t particularly like). Creamy body, but with a slight wateriness compared with West Coast stouts--but it’s a traditional low-alcohol stout that goes down easily so that’s ok. Overall, pleasant, but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fajry (869) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2015
Plechovka. Čierna farba, pekná hnedá pena, veľmi dlho držala. Vôňa pražených sladov, jemne kakao. V chuti síce prázdne telo, ale pekná jemne sladká chuť, pražené slady a trošku horká káva. Piteľné.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (893) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Draught style can pour. Pours nitro like with a huge pillow foam head and lace. Mostly absent aroma. Thick cream body. Very little flavor other than cream. Light, super easy drinking. Not complaining on this one.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tillmac62 (313) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pours black as a starless night. Nice nitro action producing a normal head volume, World Class retention and outstanding lacing. Outstanding classic Irish stout nose with rich chocolate, a bit of roast and a touch of coffee over a caramel sweetness with a mineral note. Very light watery body with just a hint of smoothness. Very slight effervescence in the finish. Normal for the style. Like the body, the flavor profile is light in intensity, slightly complex and well balanced. It delivers a blend of chocolate and roast that flows to a mild bitterness. As the bitterness fades, caramel is detected underneath along with a nice dominate mineral note. The finish is a lingering mineral bitter note.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (119) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 Can. Pours a black colour with a ruby tint and a creamy white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and lactose. Taste again of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and some bitterness. A smooth and creamy texture but light bodied. A dry roasted finish. Best mass produced canned stout I’ve had so far.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omanson (34) - - FEB 11, 2015
Bonne stout , bue en canette donc léger goűt métallique, bulles fines et arômes de café grillé. Amertume douce , finale courte, je préfčre tout de męme la guinesse dans le genre.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (2670) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 Can: Nitro widget & all. Almost black with some deep brown at the edges; creamy, pale-tan head froths up & rests on top. Aroma & flavor are kind of muted, a little weak. Roasted grains, dry coffee grounds, dark malt, burnt barley. Slightly earthy... Maybe some very, very slight dry cacao. But not much. Mostly just a roasty malt onslaught. Thin bodied with a dry finish, although it has a bit of creaminess, likely thanks to the nitrogen. Not great, but hard to pass up for one dollar pint cans when you’re just looking for something to wash down your fish & chips, nomsayin?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gramity (1518) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Black with an inch thick, creamy light brown head with white freckles. Head lasts all the way to the last sip. Chocolate and roasted caramel sauce on the nose. Sweet and smooth. Gentle carbonation. Roasted caramel. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rouhlas (479) - GREECE - JAN 29, 2015
From tap at The Bristol Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with light beige creamy head. Light roasted malty aroma, light coffee, light caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium creamy body with flat to soft carbonation.


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