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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 5083   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2006 Much better across the pond. Still one of the better stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2002
Very tasty and always better than your average beer. Better from the can, it gives better head!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Good strong stout. Could use a little less on the bite though.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (6723) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2002
No particular aroma deep black and a nice creamy head. Slightly burned taste. It is a bit supttle, so if it is served wrong it will certainly diminish the experience.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Supaflyfresh99 (97) - E.Williston, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
If you get a bad pull it can be below average, but get a good one, and it will blow you away. The benchmark for stouts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cartoonkhaki (1252) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
A very heavy stout. Very bitter. Itís good for a wake up call or a meal in a can. Very robust

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2002
A nice and heavy stout, creamy top with a rather bitter aftertaste. Obviously a great start or end to an evening. Itís a great first beverage to settle the stomach on a night out; and to the older Isle folks they would remember a drink of a glass of Guinness after a over-night stay in the hospital. Us in North America would only be treated to a flat glass of Ginger Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3809) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2002

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2002
Not much to say about this that hasnít been said before. Nice and thick, for when you want to drink your dinner, and a nice creamy taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2004 This is a good beer but not really the type i like, it has a rich flavor and a strong aftertaste but a little too thick for me


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