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


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RATINGS: 4609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (125) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Almost black with off-white head. Roasty aroma, some chocolate, but not very strong. A decent stout flavor, but a little thinner feeling than most. Good, for a mass-market.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerphd (13) - - JUL 23, 2014
Hard to argue with this classic. I just returned from a trip to England where we swam the channel, and I have to say having this on draft at a small pub in Dover is one of the cooler experiences you can have.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcHS (10) - - JUL 22, 2014
For a widely available stout, this is pretty good. Had it many times. Roasty flavors and aromas with just a hint of cocoa. Extremely smooth. Great and fresh stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (91) - Køge, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
Draught @ Dubliners Cph: Pours dark brown with persistent creamy white head and low carbonation. Aroma contains caramel, grain, cream, chocolate, coffee and mineral hints. medium body with dry finish - overall a light stout with a nice try twist

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (178) - - JUL 18, 2014
Pint from Nine Bar, Newcastle. Pours deep black with a luxuriant creamy head which lasts. Ends up feeling a touch thinner in the mouth than you might expect but the extremely satisfying roasted flavour makes up for that

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
norkle (14) - - JUL 12, 2014
First Guinness! First appearances are amazing, to watch the head form (poured from can). Absolutely opaque black, head with tight beading, colour of milk coffee. First reaction to taste was a thinness?, probably actually the low carbonation. The dark malt character is very light on the palate, making this a far lighter flavour impact than I expected. Can understand how this could be drunk all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (333) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
A classic! Deep, rich brown/ almost pitch black* pour (*actual color is amber according to their website but I can only vaguely distinguish that during the long pour) with a huge foamy tan head which Guinness is so well known for. Flavour of roasted malts, barley, chocolate, coffee etc. Can’t go wrong with this! I’d also like to make a note that this draught has a very very low carbonation level - and thus I can down a pint of it in 5 seconds flat. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cmiller54hr (45) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pours jet black with fading tan head. Been years since I’ve had this beer. Better than I remember. Still more of a fan of the extra stout but good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
magic6 (63) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Piana: beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, trwała, ładnie oblepia szkło, pozostająca do samego końca. Kolor: czarne z rubinowymi refleksami. Aromat: palony, karmel, słód. Smak: wytrawny, karmel, palony, goryczka słaba.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zenwalk (3) - POLAND - JUL 1, 2014 does not count
Aromat slodowy, lekko chmielowy, przewazaja nuty palone, karmelowe. Wyglad nienaganny, gleboka czern z rubinowymi refleksami, piana niska ale drobnopecherzykowa typowo azotowa, utrzymuje sie do konca picia. Piwo dosyc wytrawne, dobrej jakosci. W kategorii koncerniakow sam top.

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