Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1900   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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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dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2003
Canned at a Bennigans. Nice solid Dry stout. Nice and creamy. Since the pourer was me it came out perfect.

hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2003
Large long lasting creamy head with quite a bit of lacing. Color is very dark brown, almost blask. Aroma of toasted grain, flavor is slightly choclate. A very smooth stout but with out much kick or stong flavor.

clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2003
This beer was fairly enjoyable. Not as much coffee taste as in most Irish Stouts. Has white head and the taste is smooth and somewhat enjoyable for an Irish Stout.

kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2003
30/3 draught(tap not bottle): Slight burnt aroma, not much else there though. Great look, deep black with a brown tight head. Lovely chocolate/coffee taste. Hint of bitterness, nicely balanced. Great head retention. Thick creamy mouthfeel.

AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2003
Nitro-can: Poured nice and slow, I have to say I love watching a slow pouring beer. It's really quite breath-taking actually (pinky to the side of mouth). Nice dark black color. Tan head, really creamy. Chocolate aroma. Not the same kick as another Irish dry stout I know of, but not bad.

Panzuriel (2371) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2003
Nice smooth stout with a rich dark chocolate/dark coffee flavor. Nice roasted nose. Very dark opaque liquid. Thin neat head.

YoYo (22) - Ballston Spa, New York, USA - APR 5, 2003
Very drinkable Stout. Super smooth with nice clean taste. I can only purchase cans in my neighborhood, but have had on draught. I've never seen the bottles anywhere.

JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 3, 2003
Draft: black color, slightly less than opaque, with a medium size tan head, a bit of lacing. Aroma has alcohol notes and some malt. Flavor is weak, with some butterscotch notes, and alcohol rather obvious. Palate was way too watery thin for this style. Just alright overall, don't care to try it again.

BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2004 I personally like this beer better than Guinness because it has a milder less bitter taste to it. It also retains the same trademark creamy head as Guinness

PorterPounder (8275) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2005 Rerate Not bad, just not worthy of a 3.9. Same description. Original 3.9 Widgeted induced can - typical widgeted induced pour with a thick creamy airy head. Nice black appearance. Bit of a roasted flavor to it. Detect slight coffee notes as well. Slight, sweet, chocolate aroma that I could detect. About on par with a Guinness.

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