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


on tap

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RATINGS: 4872   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Craziest beautifulist damn head in the damn world, silkyness and milkiness and smoothness on top of pure blackness...aroma was weak w/ subtle nuttiness, went down extremely smooth but lacked flavor, very weak in flavor actually...drinkable but I just drank to rate it and will probably never drink it very much in the future!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2004 Pours a thick black that seperates into black lower, brown upper until the head is done rising, then is entirely black with a white head on top, which resembles the head of an ice-cream float in both consistency and on the palate. Weak nose, a bit of coffee and some hops. Good, nutty flavor, a bit watery. Great mouthfeel, very creamy and rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2002
While this is probably how many people started out drinking good beer. However, there are many better stouts. Still, draught at the brewery is like no other Guinness. You either hate it or love it. I love it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2002
A midgade flat stout. The plasic "carbonator" doesnt really work. Its smells better than it tastes. I wont bother drinking this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bronstein (175) - GŲttingen, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2002
Not my favorite but with a piece of luck the floating widget works and Guinness becomes very creamy. Decent smoky flavour with not really much body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2005 A great dry stout with a foamy head, didnít like it at first, but it grew on me, and i will always go for a Guinness if given the chance

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeyaMC (47) - Tirschenreuth, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2002
Nothings better than a fresh guinness... if you like stout. Watch out: there are differences in taste and ABV according to the country you are in. Itís best in Dublin --- No headache, no regrets.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2002
i have had better dry stouts. although it has a very appealing look and aroma(at first). the stout is watery and bland. it is unapealing to the palate and leaves little aftertaste. furthermore while most dry beers leave a dry puckering feeling on the lips this one doesnít. furthermore while stouts donít have a lot of carbonation this beer is anti-carbonation. not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Tastes kinda like coffee, but I donít like coffee all that much. Otherwise, it was pretty light. They werenít kidding when they said ídryí. Hard to drink by itself, but I imagine this would go well with some food. Chips and bean dip helped a little bit. This was my first bitter, but its growing on me... Iíd say this beer is way over-rated and a little over-priced. Hopefully itís better from the can or on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6223) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2004 Rerate Nothing else on tap of interest so I thought I would revisit this one. Yeah, it looks great, but every other nitro-pour does as well. Aroma, not much else besides the nitrogen which also makes the mouthfeel creamy. Flavor of day-old coffee - without cream or sugar. Decent roastiness. A solid standby, but living on its reputation alone and its support by those who really think they are drinking something strong when they order it. Original 4.0 Excellent - the pour is a classic in itself - the chocalately aroma and ever present creamy head is an added bonus. Nice dark appearance and strong flavor throughout. Classic that still delivers.

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