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65
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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: 1926   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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4.2
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.6
   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

3.4
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Draught can pours dark, almost black, with a nice creamy tan head. The aroma is mild and roasty. The flavor is mild with hints of chocolate and coffee. The palate is nice and draught like - not carbonated and somewhat rich. Overall, this is a better effort than the Guinness Draught can.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2003
(Draught) Pours a black color with a large foamy head. Nice smooth tasting stout with touches of chocolate, coffee, and roasted nuts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mushi (18) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Draft. I liked this, it was creamy and smooth, as advertised. Personally, however, I prefer a bit more bite to the beer, could have used some hops I guess. Definitely better than Guiness in my opinion though.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 29, 2003
WIDGET CAN. Dark black color. Large foamy white head. Aroma is chocolate and fruity. A light to medium bodied stout. Malts are chocolate and roasty. There is a slight metallic taste and it is a little thin and watery tasting. I wonder if the off taste is due to the widget? Touches of coffee and vanilla. This particular can is not very appealing. Will need to re-taste some time. The off taste just drowns out the stoutness of this beer. Mouthfeel is very thin. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter


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