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


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RATINGS: 4841   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2002
Looks better than it tastes. Oh itís not bad or anything - I dunno, I think my expectations were too high. Better on tap I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rhino (57) - USA - OCT 31, 2002

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
C5Drvr (18) - Tinton Falls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2002
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eczematic (1321) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2002
rerate, UK version, 10/2002: well whaddaya know, itís actually quite pleasant to drink over here when you get it at a good place. light, very coffeeish, and slightly hoppy - a reasonable porter i reckon. (original rating of austr. version - 29/12/02) Had some of this crap for the first time in ages last night - god itís cynical awful thin sour confected rubbish. And I hate shaving foam on my beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10611) - SÝborg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2004 Draught: Rerate: When it's served properly, for me it's one of the greatest beers to look at. Has an almost black colour with a huge creamy chocolatehead. The aroma and flavour is slightly roasted and have notes of chocolate. A slightly bitter aftertaste, that last long. Still a great beer, but not as great as i used to think.
Original rate 4.6: It's difficult to imagine, that stout beer can be made better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2002
Hmmm, great commercial description above. Thin, disgustingly creamy, faintly bitter and roasty, probably worst out of the bottle, very thin palate, tastes fake, iím not a fan of Guinness at all, whether it be from the bottle, can or on tap. its all the same, ordinary.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Xombie99 (1) - USA - OCT 27, 2002 does not count
Tastes like industrial rubber and sewage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mogo (38) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Alright, I admit it took time to educate my palate to the goodness of Guinness. Two years of drinking black and tans and I was riding without the training wheels. Full of flavor, rich and hearty ... if itís on tap, Iíll drink it anytime and anywhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
puc86 (19) - USA - OCT 26, 2002
So close yet so far away. This looks like Stout, smells like Stout, but tastes like water. There is nothing special about this beer sans the nifty use of technology known as the widget. If only nitrogen could add flavor along with head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2002
It is a smoother version of Guinness with a lighter more watery taste. The widget does a decent job of keeping the brew carbonated though trying to get the widget out of the bottle is a hassle (note-i had nothing better to do and was curious).

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