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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 5101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2004
UPDATED: APR 26, 2004 Nitro Draft "nellos". Looks black as night, and has a large thick nitro head. Aroma is of old bitter coffee (left over from the previous day, in a good way) and roast malt. Mmmm!!, Guinness. Body is creamy and full on the tongue but swallows thinner. Flavor is roasty, hints of bitter coffee, and a finishing aftertaste that makes Guinness the unique and enjoyable beverage it is.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2004
Well, certainly not what I expected. Doesn't mean it was bad though. Nice bitter taste came through, despite the nitro bubble and nitro head. I had it first round, but decided to pass on the second. Decent, wouldn't refuse.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bwanasafari (11) - Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA - APR 21, 2004
Christ. Black gold. The only reason I go back to Ireland. I cant say anymore

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2004 I guess it can't be said enough. The standard in Stout. Good beer and enjoyed by most beer drinkers worldwide. Whatever.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkenLooser (22) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2004
This is one of my favorites. Great on tap or in the can. Not too potent, so you can usually enjoy many pints safely.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
While not the bes stout out there this is the standard by which many are judged. Its a good beer and you can count on its quality when in an unknown pub.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 Ok it was once pretty good and the benchmark for the style. Seems to have lost some bitterness, alcohol, taste and body recently. Now brewed under licence by CUB at Yatala - uh oh, I can see the lager yeast being added right now.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 18, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2004 The king of stouts. A great looking pour. Taste is slightly lacking compared to some stouts, but overall a great widely distributed offering.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2004
Been a couple of years since I had one of these. On draft while waiting for the AAA tow truck. Beautiful pour, great pint, the benchmark dry stout.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
leungie (19) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2004
good roasted aroma, thin and watery but, nice bitter and roasted flavour. The bottle(in Aus) had a little plastic cooler pill thingo inside which was amusing to discover. Looks awesome but loses marks on it being thin, maybe it's only the Australian version.


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