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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: 4571   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.


2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 Simply one of the best beers made, I dont care how overrated. Though it should not be served chilled in my opinion, just the regular 56-58 degrees. Even better on draft in Dublin. I would have scored it higher if it had a bit more body ( a bit too watery), but hey, it lets you drink more of it on the other hand. so maybe i should have given it a perfect. . .RERATE. This St. Patty’s Day really made me realize how far this beer has fallen in the U.S. Can it get any thinner?? Seems they are competing with BMC for macro swill market share. Rerate further. Seems I am a little slow to catch on. This beer is a boring, watery, bland, lifeless, pasteurised mess. It is better than the typical BMC pale lager, but that dosent say much.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2006 True, its roasted chocolate malt and coffee notes are very well balanced…True, it has a nice bread-like doughiness…But its thin, gassy, watery body does nothing for me…

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 7, 2002
The standard by which all stouts should be measured. It’s solid, life-affirming, hearty -- the mothers’ milk of stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swamptours (28) - Romulus, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2002
Just not as good as just plain ol Guinness in a bottle. The taste almost seems somewhat bland compared to having it from a tap.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stemcell00199 (21) - worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2002
I assume everyone that likes beer has had this and made up their minds already, so there is nothing left to say.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ekufire99 (1) - USA - JUL 6, 2002 does not count
Still the best!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2002
Sour beer for shanty Irishmen. Weak, thin and tart. Hmmm?

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JUL 3, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2003 Guiness used to be the standard for stouts , however these days it is watery amd weak. still it has a bitter deep malt taste and may well be the best beer available in the average hole-in-the-wall bar. higfhly overrated stuff

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2009 The perfect beer? When it’s done right, definitely. Pours perfect black with a crisp, bitter taste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrFabulous99 (5) - - JUN 30, 2002 does not count
my favourite. a good beer with an understandably fanatical following.


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