Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1927   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wombat23 (1233) - Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Shared 14.9 oz. can. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a creamy fine-grained beige head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, with faint hints of chocolate and coffee. Palate is a bit thin. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9880) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2016
Draught Very dense, ultra-fine beige-cream head over jet-black beer. Good burnt/stout nose with some black chocolate, roasted coffee and old wood. Taste is much more mildly roasted, if not really sweetish. Finish sports a bit of charcoal. Medium bodied, quite slick, good carbonation, if the texture is less creamy than I seem to remember. The quintessential Corcaigh stout, amen to Beamish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
darbeer75 (830) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Aroma: classic stout aroma with chocolate and a little booze; Appearance: rich, off white head over black body; Taste: surprisingly tasteless - perhaps Ive been drinking imperial stouts too much recently; a little watery; Palate: heavy body without substance; Overall: not one to buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (3276) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Draught at De Zeemeeuw, Amsterdam. Pitch black with a medium soapy tan head. Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice subtle bitter and sweet tones. Smooth coffee and chocolate, roasted malts and some caramel. Good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rostetti (347) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Can from local market. Pours black beer with creamy light tan head. The taste is very roasty and for me rich as well, even though beer is free from carbonation. In my opinion this is better than Guinness Draught. Not even near to my favorite stouts, but very drinkable and enjoyable from every now and then.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MetalMurphy (601) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
can @ supermarket (denmark) dark colour, medium body, low carbonated, silky, roasty, coffee and chololate, caramel

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
I_LUV_BEER (230) - - MAY 11, 2016
Served in a pint glass from a 440ml nitro can. Pours almost black colour which is actually an extremely dark ruby when held against the light. Once settled, a medium sized creamy beige head is formed and stays all the way through, leaving a medium lacing inside the glass. Aroma is malts, molasses and some grassy notes. Taste is molasses and very mild malts with some earthy notes, very soft bitter-sweet finish. Slick and slightly watery texture with flat carbonation, this combination makes it very quaffable. Nothing extraordinary, simple, smooth and a pleasant stout, a good thirst quencher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SONOFWODEN (49) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2016
The aroma of this stout was noticeably very good, but, in all other respects, this is not as good as Guinness. Somewhat watery with an inconsistent taste. It seems as is there is too much carbonation and an unidentified bitterness, not the favorable bitterness of hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (7515) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Keg at Copthorne Hotel; dark black pour with a creamy light tan head, aroma has some roast and chocolate, taste has watery roast malts, OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (1010) - - MAY 1, 2016
On tap at RiRa Pub. Aroma: intense toasted malts, some coffee, a touch of sweet cacao. Appearance: black, massive, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: toasted malts, creamy feel, cacao, light coffee, soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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