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


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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JK (4918) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 Instructions on the bottle say to drink from the bottle, so a high appearance rating isnít appropriate as you canít see much of what is inside. Some coffee aroma, and also in the flavor. Next time I will buy the can and pour into a glass instead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cckevin (42) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 I will have to re-sample this, but my memory of this beer is summed up in 2 words:Burned Chocolate. Update: On tap, out of bottle or can. Nice "standby" beer. Love watching the nitrogen pour! Best paired with chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lachdanan (9) - Tipton, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2003 does not count
Thick as all hell, but that is a part of it. It has a really nice taste though and I love it with Irish Car Bombs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2003
Best example of the style. Definitely the tap version in the USA are different than their counterparts in the UK or Ireland. Nitrogen makes this beer almost lighter than air and incredibly creamy. Pronounced bitterness from black and roasted malts, good body from flaked oats perhaps?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seven7dust (11) - Missoula, Montana, USA - FEB 19, 2003
tastey tastey stuff. Recommend it anytime...just dont drink it straight from the can. don't try to get drunk off of a bunch of them either...each one is a meal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5045) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2003
Opaque with a tint of chestnut on the edges. Creamy tan head. Roasted barley, with a hint of sourdough and touch of sorghum aroma. Light smooth feel, that ends up watery. Light roasted bitterness with a hint of sweetness. Much prefer the original bottleor the draught of years gone by.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ultrasonix (15) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2003
While its being poored its like watching a beautiful girl stripping for you as u know what your going to get afterwards... I just sit and lick my lips as the head settles, there is nothing better than this on the earth. The first sip is heaven on earth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Incarpathia (21) - Edmonds, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
While there's no comparison to Guinness on tap (love those storm clouds), the bottle version is an ok alternative. I'd much rather find a pub with it on tap, however. . .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NJBeerLover (6) - USA - FEB 13, 2003 does not count
Not as good as if you walked in an pub in dublin, slapped a pound on the table, and asked for a glass; but definitely a wonderful stout classic. This is certainly a beer staple and no beer fanatic should be without the occasional glass of it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johans (36) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2003
Looks great black with the milkshake head. Still, I prefer beer with regular carbonation. It's a good stout nevertheless.

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