Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
YogiBeera (2543) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2002
Roasted, or better burnt coffebeans. Creamy frothy big light brown head on the black body. It is weak and tastes watery. palate is syrupy with a metallic finish. Flat carbonation. It is better on tap!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - JUL 16, 2002
Another tried and true grocery store beer. If your picking up a loaf of bread and you want to get some good beer without making another trip, grab some Guinness. A little watery compared to some of the better stouts. Probably one of the longest lasting creamy heads on a beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2002
The draught guinness stout can vary from bar to bar. Some bars get it nitrated, others carbonated. But for a stout, this is the absolute most versatile. It goes good with most any bar and resturant foods. Now I will freely admit that there are several stouts out there better than Guinness, But In my opinion, Guinness is to stout, as The Beatles were to Rock and Roll

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2002
the worlds most overrated beer probaly the beer that all the nitro haters order when they see it and then say its a good beer even though it is pushed with nitro mix. could not get through a glass this does nothing for me. i am far more impressed by many micro stouts with the mix or without.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
EhdeeC99 (2) - - JUL 14, 2002 does not count

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2002
Absolutely beautiful. Smooth going down and the rich creamy flavor lasts till the last drop. This was an especially good one since the waitress misread my ID and thought I was 21. Still a month and a half to go babe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2006 A good beer with one flaw. A draught was never meant to be drank from a can or bottle, if you do you will feel like you are swallowing foam the whole time.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 Simply one of the best beers made, I dont care how overrated. Though it should not be served chilled in my opinion, just the regular 56-58 degrees. Even better on draft in Dublin. I would have scored it higher if it had a bit more body ( a bit too watery), but hey, it lets you drink more of it on the other hand. so maybe i should have given it a perfect. . .RERATE. This St. Patty’s Day really made me realize how far this beer has fallen in the U.S. Can it get any thinner?? Seems they are competing with BMC for macro swill market share. Rerate further. Seems I am a little slow to catch on. This beer is a boring, watery, bland, lifeless, pasteurised mess. It is better than the typical BMC pale lager, but that dosent say much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2006 True, its roasted chocolate malt and coffee notes are very well balanced…True, it has a nice bread-like doughiness…But its thin, gassy, watery body does nothing for me…

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 7, 2002
The standard by which all stouts should be measured. It’s solid, life-affirming, hearty -- the mothers’ milk of stout.

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