Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1920   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 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
brownaler (617) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Not much of a flavor at all with this beer. You're better off having a Guinness or Beamish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2004
Can, at the Heathrow Airport, United RCL, London.
Black with a larger beige head. Takes a while to settled nicely. This instance was a bit thin I thought. Bitter dry stout with plenty of burnt malt derivatives. Ill be in Kerry, Ireland in a couple of weeks so hopefully therell be some improved draught versions to be had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3674) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 On Tap- Pours opaque black with a light brown head. Aroma is typical. tastes identical to Guinness. Next please...(3/5/3/4/9)********RE-RATE******* ounce can purchased at Nugget in Woodland, CA. The aroma has a nice underlying roasty, mildly cocoa presence. Light herbal hops are also surprisingly present. Nice enough. Opaque black-ish body with a creamy, nitro mocha-colored head and great lacing. Starts a little sweet, before this becomes a bit thin and watery in the middle. Some metallic hints come through, which is then followed by a burnt roastiness. Lightly charred. Its decent enough stuff, but a little thin on the palate. Granted, its a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericnixon (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Nice dark color under a good-sized head. Stunningly creamy with a good lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Friday (30) - Brighton, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Pouring this makes for a nice, milkshake tasting head. Strong roasted grain aroma with a wee bit of hops in there as well. Good roasted flavor as well, but finishes a tad too quick, since I love this flavor. Since it compares close to Guinness in my opinion, I'd say this is a tad better. I'd buy this again in a heartbeat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Pours black with large white head. Very strong chocolate, roasted grain aroma. The flavor starts dark coffee, moderately sweet. Finish is nicely hopped and dry. A very thick, creamy mouthfeel. Worth drinking any time it is on draft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2003
always choose before guinness. actually has a coffee chocolate taste with some depth. still kinda watery (smooth) and nitrogenated, but not bad, especially if you want a few bottles of it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastdog75 (364) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2003
A decent nitro-stout, although it is a tad bit watery and boring. Near Guinness in terms of quality and flavor. Decent roasted malt flavors, with notes of coffee, cocoa, and nutty flavors. Not as bitter as Guinness and maybe a bit sweeter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
psychoanalyst (16) - USA - DEC 10, 2003
Dense foamy head thats lasted a long time. Smooth coffee taste that I enjoyed throughout the pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2004 Very similar to Guinness Stout, just a little darker and powerful to the taste.

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