So what's the big deal? We already have Guinness and Murphy's in town, why do we need another? Well, there aren't many real Irish Stouts available around town. Most of the Guinness consumed in the states is made domestically. Murphy's Irish Stout, is made in Ireland, but is now owned by Heineken. That leaves us with Beamish. Irish owned and imported.
If you've never tried Beamish I'm confident you'll like it as much as or better than Guinness and Murphy's. Pours a very dark brownish black with a thin half-finger of creamy, tan nitro foam. The nose is of roasted malt and dark chocolate. The taste starts like the nose with roasted malt and dark chocolate. Light caramel and toffee come next. The end is slightly sweetness with a dry tobacco bitterness in the finish. The mouth feel is super creamy and smooth, but a little on the thin side. Drink ability is excellent! The nitro makes it feel fluffy and light.
The one drawback that Beamish has is it's ABV. Because of Utah law, anything over 4.0% ABV has to be sold in Utah liquor stores and can not be served on tap. Beamish comes in at 4.1%. That's right. A whole "0.1%" is keeping us from enjoying this on draft! Unfukanbaleevable!!!