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


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RATINGS: 4904   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
damirvrkic (56) - Franklin ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2003 Classic Irish Stout. What can you say, great creamy head, nice bitter / sweet taste of roasted barley but not too heavy in body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2003
Apparently I'm one of the few non-lovers of Guinness. I like a lot of dry stouts but Guiness just doesn't do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ardil (1) - ENGLAND - APR 7, 2003 does not count
One of my favourite beers. Me and Dave drinks it all the time. Only £1.69 in Spoons! Magic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2003
Dark in color but with a slightly creamy taste. a good head on it, but i'm sure that's due more to the little nitrogen widget in the bottle. i'll have this on draft the next time i'm out to get a truer taste for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartijnVV (33) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2003
UPDATED: APR 16, 2003 strong but surprisingly well mixed beer... you taste different things that slidely colide but combina very well as well. It is a little sensation Strange enouogh, when i bought it under the alias G Draught i disliked it absolutely

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 3, 2003
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 Cream texture and light sweet flavor are the dominant characteristics. Chewy - as much of a meal as a drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2004 I can't believe I used to like this stuff so much. Had a few the other night for the first time in a while, and was really let down. Super watery, basically no aroma, just a bad stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2003
Actually, not a bad little stout. The nitrogen charge gives it a very creamy look and mouthfeel. It's mild, not very overwhelming and rather simple, but still very good. I like the creamy head and mouthfeel. Tastes a lot like a Starbucks double latte, to be quite honest. It's good, though. Certainly those with their noses up their, um, in the air aren't going to find this to be a first-rate beer, but it's still damned good. Certainly, IMHO, the best of the "common man's" beer (OK, I guess my nose is up there as well!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KalleBass (18) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2003
Well, this is simply one of my favourites! (a piece of art when served in Ireland, as close as possible to St James´s Gate..;) Beautiful thick, creamy head. Chocolate aroma with some coffee flavour. Dry, longlasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2003
The extra stout was way better. This came off watery and dry. Nitro is no good. But still, this is guinness....

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