Brewed by Heineken Ireland
Style: Dry Stout
Cork, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1937   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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfm (1724) - Holbk, - OCT 16, 2009
Tap. Nice sweet, roasted and chocolate aroma. Beautiful black color with a thick creamy beige head. Nice mild roasted and chocolate flavor with a hint og coffee. Mild palate with a slight bitter coffee note. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (8126) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 30, 2017
Can, 4Free which is the best kind of beer. Pours like a nitro can, clear black, thick ultra creamy beige head, long lasting with good lacing. Roasty, malty flavor with hints of tobacco and cocoa. Light plus sweet, very light bitter. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Good enough to have another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McSherman (660) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2017
Dunkelbraun nicht ganz blickdicht mit schner weien Schaumkrone. Schlankes Stout mit ausgeprgter Rstnote

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jyrsa (798) - - MAY 26, 2017
Another staple beer unrated. Dark brown, slightly transcluent and of course an appropriate tan head. Nose is chocolate and some nitrogen. Chocolate, some pale malts, creamy with something just a bit off. Smooth like a stout should be. All in all quite good for a soulless mass produced stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
f4f4f444 (3) - t4, Baden-Wrttemberg, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2017 does not count
440ml can, opens with huge burst of nitrogren. Pours dark brown turning to black, smooth thin creamy head. Silky mouth-feel, mild chocolatey-coffee flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saintbase (680) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westy1130 (77) - New York, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Very similar to Guinness Draught. Having tried both back-to-back, Murphys seem to have slightly more malts; but if someone handed you a pint of this, youd think it was Guinness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffbot (413) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Pour is a deep black with a giant creamy puffy white and tan head. Masterful creamy lacing. Smells like coffee, cream, nuts and baking bread. Tastes of coffee, sweet cookie and bread, nice dry grains. Long mild and dry after taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blariacum (74) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2017
Verschillende keren tap; mooi donkere stout en goed van smaak (beetje drop). Was leuk om een ander dan Guiness te drinken. Drinkt goed weg; zou wat uitgesprokener mogen zijn. Ik zie nu tot mijn verbazing dat dit ook al weer onder Heineken valt tegenwoordig....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Olorin (34) - Graz, AUSTRIA - MAY 7, 2017
Draught at OConnors Irish Pub Vienna. Almost black colour, nice creamy head fully lasting, good lacing, low carbonation. Nose is coffee and chocolate. Flavour is the same, but weaker. Good mouthfeel, rather low bitterness, short finish. A smooth and simple stout with high drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caribou43 (958) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2017
I drank this beer at some opportunities in Switzerland. I must say that it is a basical stout, in my point of view. The color is a nice black body colour, creamy and white foam, the carbonation is regular. The taste is watery, roasted malt but the touch could be more generous, few hop, small touch of coffee, not bad, refreshing after the job.

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