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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: 4727   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doghair (268) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Sort of a light hoppy aroma. The taste is dark malty tobacco. Maybe a little smoke? Creamy mouthfeel. After all of Guinness. What else can you say?


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Vinylholic (13) - Uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Dark, malty aroma. Extremely dark color with a pillowy head. Not much at first for taste, but immediately followed by a wave of roasted/chocolate flavor. Not much for palate, as a lack of carbonation makes it go down so smoothly as almost to a point of fault. That smoothness dampens the flavor, which brings it down a bit for me

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RodrigoPacheco (15) - - JAN 31, 2015
Dry. Refreshing. For me one of the best beers in the world. Amazing!!! Guiness for sure!

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lele (170) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 30, 2015
ASPETTO: nero impenetrabile. Schiuma pannosissima, da cappuccino, abbondante e persistente. AROMA: quasi inesistente. GUSTO: in bocca e’ acquosa, secca e amarognola, con un tostato che si fa sentire solo nella parte finale della bevuta. Sentori lievissimi di orzata. Retrogusto amaro e persistente

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
momordgz (191) - - JAN 30, 2015
A modern classic. So creamy and smoothie. Bit watery taste, with roasted wood and low bitter end. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (128) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 30, 2015
Opaque black. Absolutely fantastic head retention. Fairly pungent dark chocolate roast aroma. Incredibly creamy and rich, although light bodied for a stout. Roast, dark chocolate, and malt with a dry, mildly hoppy finish. Has been and will continue to be my go to macro.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (138) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2015
440ml can into pint glass. Nitrogen widget. Caramel/cocoa nose. Opaque black with tan cream head. Taste is mildly bitter, aftertaste is dark chocolate then tin. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CharlieFields (4) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 28, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 Bottle from El Corte Inglés (Barcelona, Spain). Aroma: Roasted and coffee malts. Appearance: Deep black color. Hazy body. Low carbonation. Medium, creamy, thick, intense white and lingering head. Taste: Balanced bittersweetness. Palate: Medium and creamy body. Light roasted and bitter aftertaste.

1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mackeon (69) - - JAN 27, 2015
Classic. Lacks body, tastes burnt, has no aroma, but looks great just after pouring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hubster (14) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2015
En god, men mild aroma af malt og ristet malt. Den dufter af irsk pub. Træ, pibetobak, kaffe, mørk chokolade. Et vedvarende helt cremet skum. Og næsten ingen kulsyre, faktisk en doven øl. Måske er det den manglende kulsyre der gør at man også kan smage alkoholen, som eller kun er på 4,1%

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2093) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Had this in a can and on tap at various places. Pours dark brown with a creamy off white head. Aroma is slight roast, some dark chocolate. Very smooth mouthfeel. Nice beer.


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