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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: 4563   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Willdrink4beer99 (9) - USA - APR 2, 2002 does not count
the best, smooth and creamy, a wonderfull beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PCal99 (4) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 2, 2002 does not count
Very impressed with the ’canned’ version. Much better than I thought. Very good flavor and appearance

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2002
This bottled version is ment to be drunk from the bottle. Do NOT pour this beer. I thought it was watery nonetheless. Cool shaped bottle kinda like a coke bottle, fit real well in your hand.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkDaMan (38) - New Mexico, USA - APR 1, 2002
Quite good, seemed a bit thin though. I had the ’extra stout’ a while back, I don’t remember much except I like this better.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2004 Yeah, get it in draft if at al possible. The canned stuff looks great, though. Very drinkable. I think the 4.2% alcohol is a little ambitious. Re-rate, March 18, 2004. Sorry, this stuff seems more and more to be all about looks and texture and not flavor. The flavor disappears right in the middle, and bit of a dry finish. So I've changed my mind: Avoid. Get the regular, non-"draught" bottles instead.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2003 it has a nice head and flavour and is creamy and smooth. the head lasts longer than the beer. it is so smooth creamy and chocolatey. can't get enough of it. i've never had it out of a bottle though. i love the stark contrast between the dead black liquid, and the head. it's such a smooth line.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghostwheel (43) - Hauppauge, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2002
a fantastic stout if you like bitter beers. Personally, I love Guinness when it’s mixed with Harp or Bass as a half and half. But will alwasy be a classic. I love it!

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
satansspawn99 (24) - USA - MAR 29, 2002
good looking beer, but that’s where the attraction stops for me, just nasty

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
olympian (107) - USA - MAR 28, 2002
While not quite as flavorful as the Extra Stout, it is unquestionably Guinness. One of the world’s magnificent achievements in brewing. Delicious! DON’T drink it out of the can, pour it slowly into a tall glass. Black as night until you hold it against a VERY strong light, then it’s deeeeep purple color is revealed. Anyone who guzzles this should be flogged - a true ’sipping’ brew, and the universal standard for stout. If you don’t like Guiness, you will not like any stout, period.

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
CabinBoy (4) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 26, 2002 does not count
It might just be me but all of the Stouts that I have tried have seemed a bit too watery, this one included. If you like stouts I suppose this one is as good as any other. Otherwise, you will not find anything new here. I find Porters to be much more palatable than Stouts if you have never tried one.


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