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Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1942   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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3.8
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2004
Black color, roasted coffee malt aroma and taste, medium body, light bitter finish.

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Palidor19 (3186) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2004
I was actually surprise when I first tried this, that it was like guinness except less bitter. This is the type pf beer my American beer drinking friends would drink if they drank stouts. I did enjoy this though, but Guiness is still the one for me

3.4
drewdogg (62) - USA - JUL 31, 2004
Very similar to Guiness, but maybe a little less bitter. If you like Guiness you will like Murphys, which does little to distinguish itself from its more famous cousin.

3.8
davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Pretty much the same as Guinness, but I think this one is smoother, but still drinkable.

3.9
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
i would say identical to guinness, just a little lighter on the bitterness. smooth head, goes down smoothly as well. very enjoyable!

3.8
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2009 Call this one Guinness Jr., as it seems to pay homage to its old man in taste and appearance, but to a slightly lesser degree. A very enjoyable drink. Draught can. Nice creamy mouthfeel with a nutty sweet flavor. A bit lighter on the smoky/peaty/bitter aspect than a Guinness. More of a desert stout, but there is place for it. Great beer.

3.2
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2004
On draft at Jet Rock in the Philly Airport. A mild flavored stout, less smoke and roast than competitors, nevertheless well made and very enjoyable brew.

2.3
jerohen (2276) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2004
Canned 0.5 liter. Opaque with a creamy head. Nice roasted malts aroma. Very disappointing flavour though, not nearly as good as Guinness imho. Very thin, watery and dry.

3.8
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2004
Black with a one inch off-white head. Vanilla and coffee beans dominate the aroma and flavour, a lactic-sweetness is also detected. Thicker on the palate and smoother than Guinness. Suprised me. Draught.

2.8
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2004
Nitro-keg. Roasted coffeish malt with faint fruity chocolate. Better body than most nitro beers, reasonably creamy without being too thin. Better than Guiness by a whisker, but that aint saying much.


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