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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4835   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.


joeyray700's rating

2.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeyray700 (15) - motley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Nice carbonation noticed when uncapping the bottle. Nice beige colored head. Black in color with a redish brown tint when held up to light. Very malty aroma with no hop aroma present. Very insipid flavor with a slight bitterness at the end. Leaves a clean pallet. Overall an average beer. Would make a good "lawn mower" beer.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
njager246 (507) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Aroma of malts and barley, Fairly mild, similar taste, dry and mild, almost a lightstout

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (981) - - MAY 27, 2015
From a can. Pours black. Aroma and taste are light roasted malts and very creamy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larry_Duffman (33) - - MAY 25, 2015
I had it from the bottle. The taste is roasty and dry. It’s malty, bitter, and has hints of chocolate. The mouth feel is very smooth and creamy. It holds its own against other more expensive and complicated stouts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mathieuc (1955) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
On tap at Pub Galway. Pours a dark brown with a thick creamy beige head that leaves nice and foamy lacing. Nose is of light roasted grains and char. Taste is lightly acidic and dry indeed with flavors of roasted grains but again really light. Body is light, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel watery. Overall I know this is a dry stout but I found it to be lacking a little body and taste to be considered really good.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Acanofpiwo (3) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
Strom tap: deep dark, brown foam, frothy, smell and taste of burnt bread. Watery, creamy, bitter, would not drink this over hyped Irish brew again unless it is for at Patrick’s day

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
justsayswell (133) - Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Can. Black with a slight reddish tinge. The soft and creamy head forms slowly as the nitrogen rises. Nose is oatmeal and raw grains. Very creamy light body. Some coffee and toffee, minus the sweetness. Earthy and dry. Nothing else like it. Finishes soft with a lingering roasty bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fisler (154) - GERMANY - MAY 22, 2015
Ein Bild von einem Bier, ein Schaum wie Cappuccino. In der Nase Kaffee, im Trunk leider verwässerte Aromen, matt im Abgang. Wenig Nachgeschmack - hatte ich besser in Erinnerung.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
EkinTelli (33) - TURKEY - MAY 19, 2015
İts like fumed water it has no bitter or sour taste . Little fruity but very little.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoRoBeNiKi (57) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2015
This is the bottle version. Please note that the pour/tap version is quite a bit better, around a 3.5 or something. Dark black beer with a brown head. Slight aroma of chocolate malt. Creamy and dry in the back with a bit of alcohol. Finish of light alcohol as well as chocolate. Not nearly as balanced as the aroma. Much larger head when draft with better flavor. I’ll rate in between the 3.1 for the bottle and 3.7 for the draft.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sekyno (16) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 19, 2015
Can; Appearance: deep dark, small head; Aroma: dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel; Taste: sour, bitter; Palate: watery, zero carbonation; Overall: to impress yes, to drink regarly no;


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