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


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RATINGS: 4719   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chong (10) - Ligonier, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2002
The best beer i drank on my 21st birthday, worth the hype.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Classic cascade effect as it settles, great creamy thick beer, the basis for all others. Much better draft than in the bottle, but those widget cans arenít too bad...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 22, 2002
the mother to all beers my friend. creamy. dark. lovely aftertaste and a supreme taste of the stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2002
11/17/02 Fairly simple nose of dry coffee grounds and arid sweetness. Sweet dusty dry coffee with a little roastyness and some cold coffee bitterness on the sides of the tounge. Overatted but still has a soft spot in my heart. Starting to notice an interesting whisky note. 3.2 rerate Had this one a few times since rateing it. Traces of sour milk are nearly unavoidable. Fairly inconsistant (dont know if its the beer or the shipping, my guess is the latter) each pint seems to either be dry coffee with some roastieness or and emphisis of a subtle cocolat cherrie sweetness however both are overshadowed by a thin bodied acridness. I know its for the better, but before ratebeer I liked the stuff alot and it was easier to find, would I go back? Never.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
markymark (82) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Not bad......but Iím not really a dark beer fan, this is a little too thick for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gladiator99 (6) - Lancaster, - DEC 22, 2002 does not count
Have to give them a good rating as they have recently treated me to free biros and beer mats! A perfectly poured Guinness is a fine sight indeed. The Republic of Irelandís gift to the world.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bugbbq99 (19) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Itís Guinness and itís good. Itís a meal in a bottle. íNuff said.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
LadyBeerLover (70) - Benton, Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
a lot of people rated can better i found bottle better...still strong..but tastes ok..specialy for someone who dont care to much for darks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2003 Much better than the bottled variety. Great appearance. Lasting stiff tan head. The visiual aspects dont get any better than this beer. On the aroma and flavor side, aroma was light and malty. Palate still dissapoints. Taste was ok with the coffee and toasty taste. Not my favorite but I can see why it has it followers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
On Draft this is simply one of the best Stouts there is.

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