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Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
relwin (20) - Cardiff, California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
The defacto dry stout. Had it in London where it was pulled properly. Very enjoyable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Hell yes. If you buy Guinness on tap, all the flavor is more pronounced. This is the best dry stout ever, I think. Appearance is so classic itís worth ten points. Watching the beer settle is an event in itself. I have to give it a 5, since this is such a classic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 4, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2004 Ok...so I'm rating the one I had at the Guinness Hopstore in Dublin. I'd give it more than 5 appearance points if possible, but alas, I'm limited to 5. Velvety smooth, wonderfully bitter yet somewhat roasted up front, but this all quickly dissipates to sourness. I used to like this a lot more than I do now. I've come to prefer Murphys in this stout category, and sweeter stouts overall. I guess I'm not a huge fan of the sour stout thing, and I feel that this one in particular is overrated.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MTNMAN509 (14) - Goleta, California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
this brew is the SHIT. You can never go wrong with a thick pint of guinness. I wouldnt tke any beer over this. pour me a pint!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
magruffltd (10) - USA - DEC 3, 2002
The perfect beer. Guinness is the benchmark to rate all other beers against.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2006 Much better across the pond. Still one of the better stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2002
Very tasty and always better than your average beer. Better from the can, it gives better head!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Good strong stout. Could use a little less on the bite though.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5657) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2002
No particular aroma deep black and a nice creamy head. Slightly burned taste. It is a bit supttle, so if it is served wrong it will certainly diminish the experience.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Supaflyfresh99 (98) - E.Williston, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
If you get a bad pull it can be below average, but get a good one, and it will blow you away. The benchmark for stouts.


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