Beamish Irish Stout - Beamish & Crawford Plc.
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Reviews by rkinsella:
3.93/5 rDev +3.1%
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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4.88/5 rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Ireland's finest stout, much nicer than Guinness. I could drink a dozen of these and still want more. Personally I find it more refreshing and easier to drink than the world famous Guinness. If in Ireland, I would reccomend buying one of these before Guinness, they are just as widely availible as the other legendary stout. It is famous for being slightly cheaper too. I wouldn't buy this from a can or bottle though, completely different drink.
Serving type: on-tap
12-23-2013 04:58:42 | More by Alexnzx
Beamish Irish Stout from Beamish & Crawford Plc.
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