When it comes to Irish beers I prefer the reds to the stouts. But as far as stouts go this is a fine one. More full and not at all watery, like say a Murphy's. Goes down quite smooth with a solid aftertaste, approaching Guiness levels but still different. This beer is not for the lighthearted. When I'm in the mood for a stout this one would be at or near the top of my list. I'd like to hear what a regular stout drinker would think of this beer.
Reviewed: July 27, 2002