Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1913   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Hisses with that gorgeous nitro explosion on opening, and pours a creamy off-white, which settles into a persistent reverse cascade, eventually (after quite a few sighs) resulting in a clear, red-tinged black, with a perfect cream of head. Lacing is spectacular, as expected. Very fine bubbling as it's tilted. Really, it looks just about picture-perfect. Just about as good as an Irish Stout can look, and almost as perfect as you can expect from a can. Nose is smooth and creamy. No roast, perhaps a slight grainy toastiness, but more of that rich thick cream, some vanilla, and a suggestion of sweet spices: cinnamon and nutmeg—perhaps the only true darker tones to the aroma. Very nice. Taste is clean and light. Smooth, creamy entrance. More spice, nutmeg, and a slight minerally character. Again, very little true roast: there's a tickle on the back of mild toasty darkness, and a synergy between the darkness, the mineral character and even a suggestion of smoke that leaves a slight phosphorous character lingering. It's very nice and very smooth. Feel is as you would expect. Extremely creamy with almost no noticeable carbonation. Despite the richness it's relatively light, meaning it doesn't cloy in the mouth. I really love a good Irish Stout, and I think this is a particularly good one. It's certainly much, much better than the locally contract-brewed Guinness you'd get here in Australia. At 4% ABV, this is exquisitely sessionable. Indeed, the whole can went down without a question, and I'm already craving another. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bebum (830) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumpelmies (162) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2016
Black with a nice head thanks to the nitro. Smell is rather weak, malt and a little bit of chocolate. Taste is also a bit weak, malts, cocoa and a touch of butterscotch. This beer goes well with cookies or chocolate. Nice mouthfeel. Despite my description and rating I enjoy this easy drinking stout very much!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ston3s42 (233) - - NOV 19, 2016
Redly black appearance with lots of foamy head. Tastes of roasted coffee, burnt citrus and cream. Medium-light creamy body, smooth carbonation and a finish of creamy coffee. Not Guinness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
elosop (349) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PugUglyBrewer (332) - - NOV 23, 2016
Dark brown color with the creamy head of light tan foam. The faintest aroma of roasted barley. Creamy mouthfeel with light flavors of dark chocolate and dark roast coffee beans. Thin and weak in comparison to a Guinness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StoutBeerReviews (82) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beggard (65) - - DEC 13, 2016
Pint, Wind & Mills Pub Vienna. Sweet caramel aroma, black color with very dense foam. Roasted, chocolate, sweet and bitter taste with a lasting aftertaste. A good pint

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mihoil (5) - POLAND - NOV 21, 2016 does not count
Хороший стаут, мягкий вкус , с немного горьким послевк& , кремова& пенка , ярко черный цвет , пьется легко

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Whatup14 (1777) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2016
En ft. Couleur brune fonce presque opaque prsentant des reflets rouges, mousse moka riche et crmeuse laissant une paisse dentelle. Arme de caf, chocolat noir, malt torrfi. Got de caf, malt torrfi, lgre amertume. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GraemeL (37) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2016
Dark with thick creamy off white head. Not a hell of a lot on the aroma. Delicious roasty smooth flavour, with mild bitter finish. Creamy smooth mouthful.

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