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Beamish Irish Stout - Beamish & Crawford Plc.

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very good

719 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 719
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 46
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beamish & Crawford Plc. visit their website

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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4/5  rDev +5%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

JohnnyForeign, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown-black pour, nitro bubbles cascaded along the glass, settling as a firm, creamy, tan cap that retained well. Roasted malts in the nose, coffee notes, and not much else. Pretty standard stuff for the style. Taste was malty and dry, woody, coffee bitterness, and some unsweetened chocolate. Pretty smooth mouthfeel, medium body, a decent beer. The poor man's Guinness.

Rifugium, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

sloelco, Dec 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

LoFiDave, Dec 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

nico_freespirit, Nov 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

t0rin0, Nov 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

BanrionMAB, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of Iztok
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm not by any means a professional reviewer. I'm just writing this review, because I want people to try this excellent stout if they are in Ireland. You can't get it in our country at all (you can get Guinness on tap just fine).

I had this everyday for two weeks while I was in Dublin, and it's pretty much one of the main reasons why I would want to go back.

A: It looks simply awesome. Deep brown/blackish with a semi thick head.
S: You can smell ground coffee mostly, it's not very distinct.
T: It's never watery, always full taste with freshly brewed coffee in the back, retains the taste all through the pint.

I was expecting Guinness to steal the show, because I heard it was much better in Ireland, but that just wasnt' the case. It didn't taste any different then at home. Beamish is a stellar Irish Stout, and probably the best local beer you can have. Don't miss it.

I'm sorry if my review wasn't any good, It's just a layman's opinion.

Iztok, Oct 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Roland45s, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

harpus, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

zenithberwyn, Aug 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

kurgan3, Aug 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

BrianGilbert, Aug 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

kevin34, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of sfprint
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had immediately after a guinness on tap in Dublin Ireland
Reviewed July 15th, 2012

A: Head a hair more porous than the Guinness, but also extremely creamy though a hair less.
S: Red ale, a hair tart with some cream brought, bright on top
T: In the direction of a red ale, feels more alcoholic than the guinness, there's a bit of pepper spice in it, flavor is more forward, toastedness is clear with a bit of tang.
M: pretty smooth with a little zip of carbonation.
O: Combination of "cream" and "red" ale qualities.

sfprint, Jul 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Jason_Quad, Jul 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

crownjul, Jul 03, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Located this at Peters Pub in Dublin after searching at all the pubs I had been to.

From a outside perspective prior to taste this could be Guinness.

Once you taste it, it clearly is not Guinness. Quite a bit more hop bitterness and a ton more strong porter like flavors. Lots of coffee and dryness. I enjoyed having something other than Guinness and I would drink it again. If we had the option in the states, I'd probably just drink Guinness.

hoserking, Jul 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

cwd, Jul 03, 2012
Beamish Irish Stout from Beamish & Crawford Plc.
86 out of 100 based on 719 ratings.