Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1913   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2004
It looks like Guinness but it is not. Very close though. I would say it is not as smooth as Guinness is. Seems more bitter and not as thick.

sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2004
It’s not Guinness, but the next best thing. Good smoke flavor, but lacks the favorable bitters of Guiness.

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).

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.

bwanasafari (11) - Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA - APR 21, 2004
Nice smooth creamy stout, with a creamy coffee taste but incomparable to the black gold

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.

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.

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".

Eirikur (386) - 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.

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.

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