overall
65
65
style
Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1915   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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 Heinekens John Smiths site in Tadcaster plant and at Monteiths in New Zealand.
Ingredients: Pale and chocolate malts; roasted barley; Target hops.

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2004
Pours nice and dark. Very smooth with great malt and coffee taste. Cans I had in the past would have been a great contender for Guinness, but it seems to have changed as of late (Even dropping the "Irish" from the logo on the can I just bought... Not sure what is going on there).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2004 Draught. Has a roasted nuttiness to it, creamy tanned head, jet black body, very smooth drink. Lacks the bitter finish of Guinness which is no bad thing for an easy going and not-too-strong stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwanasafari (11) - Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA - APR 21, 2004
Nice smooth creamy stout, with a creamy coffee taste but incomparable to the black gold

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2004
Draft can. Dark brown pour with that nitro head on it. Creamy off white. Sheet lacing. Roasted aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Small bite of hops. Roast and hops come out the most in the flavors. Followed up by a touch of chocolate and coffee... maybe smoke. Thin bodied, but has a stronger roasted palate. Finishes with a bit of hops and the rest was roasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - APR 21, 2004
From the tap. The appearance of this beer is simply beautiful. Pours a beautiful, dark black with a rich, creamy, tan head. Exactly how a draught stout should look. Also, it tastes just like it should taste. Very smooth. There are nice roasted characteristics in the nose, body, and finish. Dry stouts are a bit too thin and one dimensional for me though, therefore I don't rate them too high. Nonetheless this is a satisfying draught stout.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2004
Draught. Great pour, opaque dense beige one finger head. Great full lacing. Nose is flat, just slightly malty. Taste is slightly creamy with light hints of alcohol and malts. Finish is slightly bitter, and that is a good thing. Taste is good, but my impression is that it is not very bold. If I had to describe this beer in one word, it would be "flat".

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eirikur (385) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - APR 19, 2004
Black colour, creamy thick head. There is alot of roasted coffe. It is not too bitter but a tad too thin. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 18, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2004 This beers taste is a cross of Guinness and Boddingtons. Creamy with a roasted scent. Seems lighter than Guinness and overall more enjoyable as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4121) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2004
Can with nitro widget. When I took my first whiff and taste, I was really struck by the deep roasted aromas and flavors--just huge, so much better than the Guinness I've had lately. The pour was nice too, though not as dramatic as Guinness. Virtually opaque, with just a bit of red at the edge; good solid cream head. The body is very frothy, almost like a whipped milk shake, but underneath that carbonation is a beer that sometimes can seem too thin. The flavors didn't hold as nicely through the whole of the pint--certainly there was some nice roasted bitterness, mild roasted flavors, some vanilla, and perhaps something fruity there too--but nevertheless at times it seemed a bit limp in flavor. Good stout, I think I would make this a regular "around the house" beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 15, 2004
Good looking cream colored head, followed by an enjoying taste equals a stout that is satisfying


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