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Beamish Irish Stout - Beamish & Crawford Plc.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

708 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 708
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 44
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beamish & Crawford Plc. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-14-2001)
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scalffd

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can I say, I love this beer. Poured from a nitro can into a Guinness (what else?) pint glass. Pours the with the typical nitro cascading and settling into a dark brown-black, nearly opaque, beer with an super nice and creamy tan head. Coffee hints in the aroma. Excellent mouthfeel, very creamy, I think more so than its twin brother Guinness. Taste is chocolate, coffe and roasted malt with only a slight bitterness - again with the bitter bite and sourness of its twin. The creamy, slightly sweet aftertaste lingers. The lacing on this beer is amazing. What else to say, if you like Irish Souts, you will not be disappointed. Just as good as good ol' Guiness, but different is also better.

Serving type: nitro-can

09-09-2006 19:42:45 | More by scalffd
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goochpunch

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a dark ruby (almost black body) with a moderate sized, creamy nitro head. Leaves some nice lacing. Nose is kind of light from the nitro, but there is a nice presence of roast, dried fruit and a little hint of smoke. Taste really blows Guinness and Murphy's out of the water. I get chocolate, dried fruit, smoke, ash, coffee and wet, sweet tobacco. For what it is it does its job well. Mouthfeel isn't as creamy as the other nitro stouts (which IMO is a plus as it doesn't have such an artificial feel). There really aren't many bubbles on the tongue. Great drinkability. This has always been my preference amongst the 3 big nitro stouts.

Serving type: nitro-can

04-29-2008 02:02:43 | More by goochpunch
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BringusKilkenney

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was an exceptional beer for me especially on st pats day in Chicago.

it had a very dark color almost midnight black with a hint of red in the light.
The smell was the same as a guiness or any other dry stout. A light malty smell with well the sense that it is mass produced.
The taste was exceptional and smooth it is not to far above guiness but if you like that then you will love this. Guess i am a little biased since i have irish roots.
The mouth feel was amazing also just smooth and not bitter with just a touch of carbonation makes for an easy beer to just hold and enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2009 23:02:05 | More by BringusKilkenney
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big light tan head falls through itself into a clear black colored stout.

Rich roasted to smokey roasted malt aroma.

The taste is the same think smokey roasted coffee and chocolate mixed malts. A very full bodied beer with a nice head that settles into a very nice lacing.

A pleasant dry roasted coffeeish aftertaste.

Now this is beer, damn good stuff, I got to try this with a scoop of Ice Cream, probably end up being my favorite dessert.

Serving type: can

07-19-2011 11:45:45 | More by LXIXME
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Portertime

Florida

4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

We totally received a case of this by mistake at the ABC where I work so I took it as a sign from the beer gods to go ahead and give this one a try. Served it slighty chilled in my Samuel Smith pub glass. Poured a powerful midnight black color with a rapid expanding cocoa brown head. Smell was of roasted malts with some cocoa powder and brewed coffee. Taste was smooth as silk (thank you nitrogen bubbles) with heavy baker's chocolate in the front and light, sweet, roasted malts on the dry finish. I could see knocking back a few of these on St. Pat's day.

Serving type: nitro-can

05-21-2008 14:38:49 | More by Portertime
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DoubleJ

California

4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What could be better in 95 degree heat than an Irish Stout? On draft at Branagan's in Fullerton, it has that trademark nitro-stout look to it. Not as rich in coffee flavor as I remembered it from the can, but more addictive on draft for some reason. Just like Murphy's on draft, if I had a bigger wallet, I could line the bar with empty pint glasses.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-24-2007 22:57:41 | More by DoubleJ
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-28-2012 16:10:52 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-09-2012 18:51:58 | More by Damian74Shensky
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gaelone

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

07-17-2014 15:00:43 | More by gaelone
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MyKroberts237

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

05-01-2012 08:49:08 | More by MyKroberts237
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Pigs

Georgia

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
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nolanstout

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-02-2012 22:48:34 | More by nolanstout
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-06-2012 18:42:06 | More by TubbyDullard
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

06-02-2013 20:39:30 | More by wrightst
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funkel81

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-10-2013 02:29:38 | More by funkel81
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zenithberwyn

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

08-25-2012 09:06:16 | More by zenithberwyn
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dispensed from a 16oz nitro can into an imperial pint glass. A dense, creamy, pale white head forms on top of a not quite opaque black beer. The darkest ruby is visible at the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is toasted malts and cereal; bready. Coffee is present as well as the slightest hop aroma.

Taste is wonderful. Creamy and smooth. Slightly bitter. Tastes like a coffee with milk. Very delicious. Cereal is noticeable. Very bready and doughy.

Full bodied and silky smooth. Heavy mouthfeel, almost like a meal in itself. Maybe this will be my dinner. I actually like this much more than Guinness. Seems more complex and more flavorful. Dry finish. A treat indeed. If it is like Guinness, it is very drinkable due to lower alcohol and low carbonation.

Serving type: nitro-can

04-03-2006 21:14:42 | More by SaCkErZ9
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Zoso2772

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

05-15-2012 21:26:09 | More by Zoso2772
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

02-09-2013 02:36:19 | More by BMan33
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mcsquint

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 440ml nitro can into large dimpled mug.
A - Black in color with 1 finger, off-white creamy head that lasts and lasts and... Nice lacing on mug
S - Nothing really sticks out here..dark malt, a bit of chocolate and coffee
T - Dark roasted and chocolate malt with a hint of coffee on the finish
M - Medium mouthfeel; silky on the tongue. Finshes quickly,with a bit of bitterness.
D - The somewhat low(4.4%)ABV and the smoothness make this VERY drinkable. This is what I would probably give someone interested in trying a true irish stout.

Serving type: nitro-can

11-09-2008 19:31:04 | More by mcsquint
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pbrian

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought this when the packy was out of that other popular stout and found it to be superior in every way. Roastier with a little more body, it goes down like water(without tasting like it). Extra bonus- comes in a full 16 oz can, not 14.9 oz like the other canned stouts.

Serving type: nitro-can

03-18-2002 08:15:03 | More by pbrian
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aracauna

Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beamish surpasses it's more famous and overrated counterpart (Guinness) in almost every way. It is a bit thinner, but the richer slightly sweeter flavor with chocolate/coffee tones definitely make up for that.

Serving type: nitro-tap

03-27-2002 11:34:27 | More by aracauna
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medic25

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Matched nicely with a "Beamish Burger" at Delaney's, served in a Beamish pint glass. Nice pour, jet black with a creamy ivory head. Mild malty aroma. Taste is nicely balanced; sweet, malty, a little bit of coffee. Very easy drinking; the perfect choice for lunch on a cold day.

Serving type: nitro-tap

11-23-2008 04:06:49 | More by medic25
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atis

Finland

4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought it in supermarket in Dublin

Pours thick black with large off-white head that remains in half-finger thickness till the end of the glass, dense patchy lacing. Aroma is sweetish roasted malts, some dark chocolate. Taste is roasted and grainy malt, hints of coffee and bittery and slightly warming aftertaste. It did not feel very dry, though. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation.

Amazing, it confirmed just again that Beamish is my favourite stout. It gets much better grades if served on nitro-tap.

Serving type: can

02-02-2009 14:28:43 | More by atis
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John

New York

4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good stout. Comparable and a fine substitute for Guinness.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-23-2001 10:22:50 | More by John
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