Beamish Irish Stout - Beamish & Crawford Plc.
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Reviews by rkinsella:
3.93/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a nitro-can into a nonic glass. I love the 14.9 oz can...whole thing fits perfectly in a 16oz glass with the head crowning the rim. It's great to see a freshness date on the bottom of the can! I thought it was fitting to compare this to the other two big Irish nitro stouts.
Appearance - The surge is not as impressive as Murphy's nitro-can. Only goes for about 10-12 seconds. Head is slightly smaller than what I get from Murphy's and Guinness, but still looked like soft serve ice cream. Color was a little disappointing to me. It's on the lighter side. You can almost see through it. I like the pitch appearance of Murphy's and Guinness.
Smell - Fresh light nutty malt. A hint of chocolate. Very nice!
Taste - A bit more sweetness upfront when compared to the other two. Might be just a bit more complex also. Roasted nut tastes, coffee, chocolate, tiny bit of sourness too. Smooth semi-dry finish.
Mouthfeel - Very low carbonation, almost none by the end of the glass. Not the watery mouthfeel like Guinness nitro-can. Good body, but I think Murphy's as the best mouthfeel with a bit more carbonation. This was a little disappointing.
Drinkability - As drinkable as the other two. Low ABV and low carbonation helps them go down easy.
Beamish might have the best taste of the 3 big nitro-can Irish Stouts. But the mouthfeel falls a bit short. And this really effects the overall enjoyability. I would be very excited to try this on draught. Seems like it would really top the other two.
Serving type: nitro-can
02-24-2009 17:41:04 | More by rkinsella
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3.76/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Nitro-tap at O'Neill's Bar & Restaurant, Dublin, Ireland
A: The beer is close to being jet black in color – when held up to a bright light, only traces of reddish amber are visible near the edge of the glass. It poured with a finger high creamy tan head that has superior retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Light aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of dry, roasted malts and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied, creamy, somewhat dry, and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink, especially due to its light-bodied nature.
Serving type: nitro-tap
06-24-2014 17:01:12 | More by metter98
4.5/5 rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tough to find these days. Great, wonderful, spectacular Irish beer. I love it anyway I can get it. Nice change from Guinness and Murphy's just cause, why not? Was my first pint in Ireland at the Shannon airport directly off the red eye flight from Boston. Instant love with this beer. Not as available, really anyway compared to Guinness or Murphy's but that is what you beer snob dweebs are pretty much into, yeah? Go out getcha some Beamish!!! (If you can find it! And let me know where in the US it was found!)
Serving type: nitro-can
06-10-2014 23:31:08 | More by Pigs
Beamish Irish Stout from Beamish & Crawford Plc.
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