Another dry Irish Stout that’s lower in calories at 138 and a recommended choice for extended drinking — and not just because of the size of the bottle.
Courtney Subramanian, writer-producer: As someone who typically avoids Irish stouts, I found this one surprisingly tasty. Initial hints of chocolate and coffee are overbearing at first, but a few sips may change your mind. Drier than most creamy stouts, the presence of a malted, roasted coffee tartness makes this pint of Irish ale a little easier to bear. For 138 calories per serving, this anti-stout drinker may be inclined to order it again.
Josh Sanburn, writer: It starts like any other stout. It’s malty, almost milky. But once you get into it, it loses any real resemblance to the superior Irish beers like Murphy’s or Guinness. Any of the usual hints you’d find in a stout like chocolate or coffee soon fade away. It’s a bit too bitter, a bit too dry, and feels as if a more classic stout has been watered down. A few sips rather than an entire pint is the best way to drink this one.
Alcohol By Volume: 4.6%