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: 1916   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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1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TorbenH (1059) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2004
Very nice appearance. Dark color with creamy head. Allmost no flavor and very thin - tastes like water.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Nice appearance, but not what I expected. Barely any flavor and way too thin. The head is nice and creamy, medium tan and consistent. The body is ebony and opaque, which gives it a nice, strong appearance; too bad the taste wasn't good enough to meet the high expectations that the appearance suggests. Its only real positive aspects are its appearance and its drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punklawyer (100) - USA - FEB 15, 2004
A good stout. Clear definition in the roasted malt flavor and this stout has some sweet tones to it.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
imdownthepub (13860) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2004
Keg at The Toad, Banbury. Dark black with nitrogen bubbles. Poor quality stout, dead as a dodo apart from the nitrogen. Thick and powdery, oily on the back of the tongue.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2004
The nitrogen widget in the bottle created wonderful thick, creamy, light-tan head on top of the near-black body, making this beer extremely attractive. Aroma was malty but somewhat weak, and this hinted at my main complaint. What was a great looking beer with a luscious, creamy palate was surprisingly lacking in flavor. Good flavors of roasted malt, sweetness, and chocolate were present, but were simply not strong enough. The thick feel of this stout made me expect more flavor. Definitely a good brew, and one that I'll drink again, but it just doesn't quite live up to my expectations.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Pours a dark brown, almost black with a medium tan head that lasts quite some time. The aroma is very sweet with a roasted malty hint. The flavor is similar to that of Guinness, though not as strong, and it the beer in the mouth feels very light. Unlike most beers, this beer feels like water in my mouth, with almost no carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Good appearance with the great nitro-can creamy head. The taste is more gentle than Guinness. Very refreshing and drinkable, but Guinness might be a bit better.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Very dark brown color with a creamy tan nitro head. Faint roasted malt aroma. Slightly sweet roasted malt and chocolate flavors. Creamy feel, with a lightly bitter finish. Not terrible, but extremely watery.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2605) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Appearance: Black, with nice frothy head that last and lasts. Smell: Sweet, a bit roasted... yummy!! Taste: Nice and creamy. A bit dry and bitter, but definitely a nice, nice taste. This beer's very drinkable for about one. After one, it might get to be a bit filling... but give this one a try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2004
Draft, nitro. Deep brown, reddish glints. Really dense off-white head, sort of like the foam on espresso. Vinous/roasty aroma. Malt, roast, and some fruitiness on the flavor. Hops really way in the background, manifest only as a very slight grassiness. There is practically no bitterness apparent. I like Silktork's comments about this being reminiscent of a mild; while I haven't had many examples of that style it does seem similar.


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