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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 4758   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.


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 itís 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 thatís 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 worldís magnificent achievements in brewing. Delicious! DONíT 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 itís deeeeep purple color is revealed. Anyone who guzzles this should be flogged - a true ísippingí brew, and the universal standard for stout. If you donít 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cheekymonkey99 (4) - Yigo, GUAM - MAR 26, 2002 does not count

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Z28Jersey99 (13) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2002
This has to be one of my favorite beers. Its got great flavor, and so thick. I would take this over most every beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
twocycle99 (61) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2002
Oh to be in Ireland !!!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2003 Dark chocolate with a thick head. Who doesn't like the anticipation of waiting for the head to dissapate? A smooth well balanced stout. Great creamy texture, nicely malted. This is one of my favorite brews.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Indra (2676) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 24, 2002
UPDATED: APR 28, 2003 I'll make this short and simple. Draught (tap) version - boring and watery. Canned version - bad. Metallic and horrible. Bottled draught version - just ok. Not offensive, but still lacking in pretty much every area. Guinness is just further proof that nitrogen ruins beer. Oh, I know what the problem is! They were too warm when I drank them! That must be it. Once upon a time this beer must have been something special. That time is gone.


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