Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 5083   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Nitro-can, nitro-keg and nitro-bottle; Filtered
Usually called Draught; sometimes called Cold or Extra Cold - same beer, but served colder. Abv ranges from 4.1 to 4.3 % depending on where it was brewed (Guinness exports a hopped and concentrated wort to regional breweries who then brew it on site).
Launched in 1961.
Ingredients: Pale ale malt, about 25 to 30% flaked barley, and about 10% roasted barley, with no other grains or sugars; several hop varieties, mainly Goldings (pellets and isomerized extract); a flocculent head-forming ale yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerUnited (44) - - AUG 2, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2016 The original. My session beer of choice. Ubiquitous and cheap, it?s always there for you wherever you go. The output is so vast yet the quality usurps that of all the other commercial beers. Pours jet black. Surge creates a creamy tan nitro head. Aroma of smokey dark malt and burnt woods. Medium bodied. Thin mouthfeel but not watery (can can be incongruous and occasionally watery). Taste has chestnut, burnt cedar, marmite , espresso and faint cocoa into its dubiously smooth finish. The cornerstone of beers. A masterclass. It is what it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Myonlyvice (132) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2016
I never got the hype, so I had to try it on tap in an irisk pub to make sure. It was better but still not that much taste and very thin mouthfeel. Very smooth though! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
let’sDrink (8) - - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
Highly underwhelmed by this beer. Tried the nitro can version. Pours a brown milky colour and settles into a beautiful looking pitch black with almost snow white head. Aromas weren’t really there, slight roasted malt smell. Wonderfully creamy in the mouth but unfortunately a little bland tasting. There was a bit of coffee and a bit of cream, and that was it. Maybe will taste better on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berbatov (26) - Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2016
it’s the most widely available beer on the planet, and it’s very tasty. as long as the lines are relatively clean and the keg is somewhat fresh- this is always a treat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinjaUK (239) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2016
Had this for the first time in many years in March 2016 - either it’s not as good as I remember or it was just this serving, but the rating: Poured cloudy dark brown with slight red tint - deep creamy beige head. Aroma a little musty with biscuits, grain and toast. Rather watery and lacking depth or bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Adamsville (200) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Col à la rétention éternelle, arômes de café léger, corps aqueux. Une mauvaise langue pourrait comparer cela à de l’eau aromatisée.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rotin (860) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2016
Draught. Really dark brown colored. AROMA- low, roasted malts, coffee. FLAVOR- neutral, slightly bitter, roasted malts, touch of coffee, a bit watery. Light bodied.
Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ascelja (858) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2016
Tap. Black, almost clear body, small creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark malts. Taste is dry, moderately bitter. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Light watery body, medium carbonation.
Acceptable, but too light for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tjomleif (110) - NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2016 The wolrd’s best draught stout. Best on - tap. To me, a legendary tap beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdolfoCC (153) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - JUL 21, 2016
APARIENCIA: de color marrón intenso casi negro. Corona de espuma color marfil, muy cremosa y de buena retención, con burbujas muy compactas. AROMA notas a grano tostado y café es lo que destaca. SABOR: ligeras notas a café y grano tostado, además de caramelo quemado, todo muy ligero. El retrogusto queda un amargor ligero, seco y no astringente. SENSACIÓN: al inicio el cuerpo es ligero pero con sensación unutosa, conforme pasa el tiempo se vuelve más acuoso. Baja carbonatación. RESUMEN: stout con poco cuerpo y sabores predominantes en el tostado algo astringente.

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