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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Nitro-can, nitro-keg and nitro-bottle; Filtered
Usually called Draught; sometimes called Cold or Extra Cold - same beer, but served colder. Abv ranges from 4.1 to 4.3 % depending on where it was brewed (Guinness exports a hopped and concentrated wort to regional breweries who then brew it on site).
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2003
Heaven. Had a draft Guinny and a bottle draft Guinny today, and the tapper still wins. Dry, malty, refreshing, and a politely bitter finish. My personal favorite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Delicious and creamy; thick mouthfeel, wonderful companion to a thick steak

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
- deep dark black color, creamy Ė foamy head, roasted malt aroma, light hoppy smell and whiffs of burnt chocolate; very smooth flavor, roasted and burnt, creamy burnt chocolate is noticeable, dry and bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Billyaustin (28) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2003
The best Dry stout I have Sampled at this point. Smooth and chocolate-coffee flavor, with some Lemon-hoppy after taste. YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG HERE. Timeless great beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JK (5743) - 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 (44) - 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 (5657) - 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.

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