Beamish Irish Stout
Beamish & Crawford Plc.

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From:
Beamish & Crawford Plc.
 
Ireland
Style:
Stout - Irish Dry
Ranked #33
ABV:
4.1%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,243
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 12.86%
Ratings:
804
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 04, 2021
Added:
Aug 14, 2001
Wants:
  111
Gots:
  50
SCORE
86
Very Good
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4 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 04, 2021
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5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by RyanPollie from California

Review is for Draft in Ireland. Clean Pipes :)

Oct 21, 2020
 
4.13 by smi69 from New York on Apr 17, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Stoutsommelier

Beautiful Beamish aromas scintillate the senses, from the first to the last sip (excluding the last drop, of course). Brutishly creamy, it makes for a taste sensation not found anywhere other than my Irish Homeland. Balanced, delicious, recommended.

Feb 10, 2020
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3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by cratez from Canada (ON)

Rating from notes. Consumed Summer 2012. "Fruitier, more bitter, and more porter-like than Murphy's and Guinness, but falls short of greatness IMO."

Jan 25, 2020
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3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by detgfrsh from Texas

From a half liter can picked up in Ireland, marked best by 08/03/20. Very dark brown color with a finger of dense tan foam. Roasted malt smell. Light feel, very smooth from the nitro insert. Roasted malt and chocolate flavors with a dry finish. Very nice!

Sep 21, 2019
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4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by hopsputin from New Jersey

a: dark silky black with a hint of ruby red. Nice solid 1 finger tan head. spot on

s: roasted malts, sweet malt, milk chocolate, and cola. a hint of oaky wood a well

t: smooth roasted malts, chocolate, and charred oak barrel flavor as well. a touch of bitterness from the roast. spot on again

m: smooth, nitro medium mouthfeel

o: awesome Dry Stout. the beauty is in the roast and the malt. this is smooth and delicious, definitely try this. this is just what you want from the style

Aug 17, 2019
 
3.77 by grahuba from Connecticut on Aug 09, 2019
 
3.77 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on Jun 26, 2019
 
3.8 by bdiiorio from Connecticut on May 01, 2019
 
3.59 by BirdsandHops from Oregon on Feb 02, 2019
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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Beck_Hardy_UK from Scotland

Similar to Guinness but different. Chilled can into a pint glass. Black in the glass. Smelled of hop resin and dark cherries. Taste was smooth with a slight sweetness. No after taste to speak of. Finish was dry. Mouth feel creamy and chocolate like. Delicious and a nice alternative to Guinness or Murphy's.

Feb 01, 2019
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3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ScottishLad from California

14.9 oz can chilled for 2 hours. Poured into a proper English pint glass. Pours black/dark brown. Thick creamy head. Faint aroma. Good foam retention & lacing. Smooth and creamy taste/mouth feel. Heaps better than Guinness.

Sep 21, 2018
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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

Had on tap. Ah beamish, the forgotten Irish dry stout between them, murphys and guinness. Honestly my least favorite of the 3. The smell is dull, with light coffee and malt notes alone. The taste is standard dry stout, with roasted malt leading the subtle dark chocolate, coffee, and bitters. Thinner for style, just forgettable in my book

Aug 30, 2018
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3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BFCarr from New Jersey

On tap at the Maldron Hotel in Cork. Pours black/brown with a thick off white head that lasts. Not much aroma to speak of, maybe light coffee. Taste is mild roasted and bitter sweet. Feel is excellent on nitro, very smooth and clean finish. Overall a very nice Irish Stout.

Aug 25, 2018
 
4.25 by Rymish from Colorado on Jun 28, 2018
 
3.94 by rsquared59 from Indiana on Jun 03, 2018
 
3.75 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON) on May 28, 2018
 
3.95 by dataslal from Illinois on Apr 24, 2018
 
5 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts on Dec 23, 2017
 
3.32 by RickStalzer from New Hampshire on Sep 28, 2017
 
3.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Jul 14, 2017
 
3.91 by ZachT from Canada (BC) on Jul 06, 2017
 
3.56 by mamaraza from Texas on Jun 18, 2017
 
2.5 by Ned57 from Massachusetts on Apr 25, 2017
 
3.08 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts on Feb 03, 2017
 
3.86 by Pens1967 from Louisiana on Sep 21, 2016
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3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Had on-tap in Ireland. Poured into a pint glass.

L: Jet black pour with a classic Irish nitro stout head. Thick and creamy.

S: Roasted malts... faint espresso.

T/F: Very similar to the other Irish Dry Stouts I've tried... and very close to a Guinness. Smooth and creamy. Great mouthfeel. Taste is milder... roasted malts, some coffee and cocoa notes. Inoffensive but nothing super exciting either.

O: Another dry Irish Stout. Very good fresh and on-tap... and virtually indistinguishable from the other big-boy players in the style. Maybe an ooch sweeter... maybe? Not a bad pint.

Sep 08, 2016
 
4.03 by npendres from Wisconsin on Sep 07, 2016
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4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LukeGude from Iowa

Similar to its competitor, Guinness. A tad less watery

Jul 31, 2016
 
4.12 by kwjd from Canada (ON) on Jul 13, 2016
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4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by alankwak from Florida

L Very dark red with a nice head that remains well.
S Hint of a grainy, biscuityou aroma with a slight chocolate hint.
T grainy rye note and a hint of coffee or chocalate. I rye flavor is what I find interesting compared to Guinness or Murphy'so stout.
F full, smooth mouthfeel. Great.
O a nice Irish Dry Stout with a more prominent rye flavor that separates it from the other leading stouts in Ireland. Very nice.

Jun 26, 2016
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2.89/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Comes in dark, but also thin. Brown mostly. 4/5" beige head. Looks pretty. Tad bit of peaty smoke in the aroma with a small amount of roast.

Extremely thin mouthfeel. Creamy and smooth though, still drops some smoke on you. Really doesn't come across all that dry for style. The cost seems high, maybe its the widget stuff, but aside from its nice appearance, this one doesn't do much for me.

Jun 23, 2016
 
4 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Jun 04, 2016
 
3.43 by Squire from Mississippi on May 24, 2016
 
4.52 by beerinabottle from Ireland on May 16, 2016
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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Beginner2 from Illinois

MJ's 1999 "Guide" gave it 2.5 of 4 stars and called it "chocolatey and the least dry among Irish stouts in this style.

Apr 30, 2016
 
3.75 by kdivers from New Hampshire on Apr 27, 2016
 
3.88 by Fishwhisperer from Michigan on Apr 25, 2016
Beamish Irish Stout from Beamish & Crawford Plc.
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