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


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RATINGS: 4754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Available in cans, kegs and bottles with nitrogen and carbon dioxide. Pasteurised. Usually called Draught; sometimes called Cold or Extra Cold - same beer, but served colder.
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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lele (185) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 30, 2015
ASPETTO: nero impenetrabile. Schiuma pannosissima, da cappuccino, abbondante e persistente. AROMA: quasi inesistente. GUSTO: in bocca e’ acquosa, secca e amarognola, con un tostato che si fa sentire solo nella parte finale della bevuta. Sentori lievissimi di orzata. Retrogusto amaro e persistente

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
momordgz (199) - - JAN 30, 2015
A modern classic. So creamy and smoothie. Bit watery taste, with roasted wood and low bitter end. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (142) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 30, 2015
Opaque black. Absolutely fantastic head retention. Fairly pungent dark chocolate roast aroma. Incredibly creamy and rich, although light bodied for a stout. Roast, dark chocolate, and malt with a dry, mildly hoppy finish. Has been and will continue to be my go to macro.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2015
440ml can into pint glass. Nitrogen widget. Caramel/cocoa nose. Opaque black with tan cream head. Taste is mildly bitter, aftertaste is dark chocolate then tin. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CharlieFields (8) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 28, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 Bottle from El Corte Inglés (Barcelona, Spain). Appearance: Deep black color. Hazy body. Low carbonation. Medium, creamy, thick, intense white and lingering head. Aroma: Roasted sweet malts. Earthy hops. Taste: Balanced bittersweetness. Palate: Medium and creamy body. Bitter, dry and roasted aftertaste.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mackeon (79) - - JAN 27, 2015
Classic. Lacks body, tastes burnt, has no aroma, but looks great just after pouring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hubster (14) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2015
En god, men mild aroma af malt og ristet malt. Den dufter af irsk pub. Træ, pibetobak, kaffe, mørk chokolade. Et vedvarende helt cremet skum. Og næsten ingen kulsyre, faktisk en doven øl. Måske er det den manglende kulsyre der gør at man også kan smage alkoholen, som eller kun er på 4,1%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2141) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Had this in a can and on tap at various places. Pours dark brown with a creamy off white head. Aroma is slight roast, some dark chocolate. Very smooth mouthfeel. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Milter (191) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 Puszka 440ml. Piwo o bardzo ładnej, czarnej barwie. Widoczne rubinowe przebłyski. Piękna, drobnopęcherzykowa, biała piana, wspaniale zdobiąca szkło. Aromat to delikatna paloność i czekolada. Przyjemny. Niskie nasycenie. Jedno z najbardziej pijalnych piw na świecie. W smaku bardzo gładki. Paloność świetnie uzupełnia delikatną goryczkę. Czekolada bardzo przyjemnie łączy się z kwaskowatością. W smaku jest dosyć wytrawne. Świetne piwo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gorkogrlo (192) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 18, 2015
Can. Pours big, creamy white head. Dark brown almost black color. Looks perfect. Smell of chocolate, roast grains and metal (at lower temperature). Flavor of coffe, roasted grains, and some tobacco notes. Earthy. Watery. In aftertaste classic notes of earthy british hops. Overall: ok beer but overrated.

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