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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1800) - West Midlands, - NOV 19, 2012
Had this one at Lord Mikes Pub in Amsterdam a few times. This really took me back as the first stout that really made me say wow thats good beer. Since then Ive had it a few times on draft and from widget cans. It is a smooth great dry stout. Pours very dark brown almost black with a lasting creamy tan lacy, thick head. Smells of dark and roasted malt, coffee and chocolate with some smoky elements. Eventually bits of dark berry comes out as it warms. Medium watery body that goes down very well. Very smooth but a little watery. It has elements of dark malt like a Mild and rather thin for a stout. Sweet with a bitter roast bitter finish. The roast is light with chocolate and coffee. Super drinkable and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AnG_BrgNor (650) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2017
Tap. Nice appearance!! Aroma is weak of roasted, coffee and some earth. Taste is nutty, roasted and earth. But the taste is also metalic and thats not so good I think.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (1997) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Poured from nitro can. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Creamy mouth feel. Flavor is roasted malt and chocolate with a hint of smokiness and earthy hops..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
geolgau (61) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - MAR 3, 2017
Looks really nice in the glass, with its nitro foam and black color. Aroma is kinda weak: roasted malt, a bit of chocolate and stale coffee. Has some low bitterness, and a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Taste is nothing special, usual for a commercial stout: watery coffee, roasted malts, just a little sign of hops. Nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Derbeth (840) - Krakw, POLAND - FEB 27, 2017
On tap. Black colour, beautiful frothy head that stays long. Aroma is roasted malt, quite dry, but without ash. Medium bitterness. Light body, but not watery. Drinkable. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mindwarp (258) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Pours black with a thin tan head. Almost a slight coffee aroma. Slight roasted malt flavor but week. This stout doesnt taste bad its just to watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Korcz (2409) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Guinness to to nie jest. Wyraźny rozpuszczalnik, przepalona kawa, paloność.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
szymonskc (781) - Skrcz, POLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Zapach mało intensywny, karmel, paloność, czekolada. Kolor ciemnobrunatny, klarowne. Piana beżowa, obfita, drobna, trwała, ładny lacing. W smaku wytrawne, niska pełnia, paloność, czekolada, kawa. Goryczka niska, wysycenie niskie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StoutBeerReviews (113) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2017
looks pretty in a glass, but really doesnt taste great. kind of a weird sour burnt roast flavor. gets better as you drink it tho. trying to remember what guinness was like, but this is similar. for some reason i remember guinness tasting better. but that was along time ago.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bebum (876) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Dark brown, forever lasting head. Light-medium body, weak flavor, limp mouthfeel, low heat and carbonation, short palate. Moderately bitter, dry. Dry roast flavor, not much else. Not worth drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
elosop (372) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2016 Kolsvart med tjock beige skumkrona. Maltig mellanfyllig smak med inslag av kaffe och choklad. Eftersmaken lng, torr och tmligen besk. Mer smak n Guiness!

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