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

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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4977   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (14596) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 16, 2011
Der Schaum ist wirklich ein Knaller, ließe ich das Bier über Nacht stehen, wäre die Krone wahrscheinlich immernoch perfekt. Das Bier selber kommt weniger gut weg, der Antrunk ist dezent malzig, durch die fehlende Kohlensäure wirkt es leicht abgestanden. Der Mittelteil, der wiederrum ein herbes Aroma vertritt, ist mit einem wässrigen Kern wohl am schlechtesten gelungen. Der Abgang schmeckt zuerst künstlich, das röstmalzige Aroma, das noch lange im Mund bleibt, kann ihn jedoch noch retten. Test vom 29.12.2005, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 15,10,12,9,-,9 - 10,26

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
A: This really is a nice looking pour. Dark brown, bordering on black with that patented creamy mocha colored head. S: Very thin and watery on the nose. I pick up a few hints of roasted malt and maybe some chocolate. T: Not too much better than the nose. A bit of roasted malt flavor and maybe a touch of chocolate and coffee, but overall it’s very bland. M: I do enjoy the creamy feel the nitro gives. Unfortunately, it seems to (have helped to) kill the rest of the beer. D: This is really disappointing. I recall early on in my drinking days when Guinness was a fairly enjoyable beer, but it seems to have gone the way of so many other mass produced items.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (14076) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2000
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2005 Very dark ruby-brown. Thick tan head. Yes, they drew a frickin’ shamrock in it. I remember when this beer wasn’t so damn cutesy. Aroma? On a nitrotap? Hardly any flavour, either. Very watery, just a hint of roast, nuts and maybe vanilla. Artificially thick body. Tart, watery finish. You can’t even call this dry anymore - they’ve cut back the hops and the malt sweetness is much more in evidence as a result. Downgrade from 2.7 overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13821) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2009
50 cl draft. Black body with thick creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts and a little coffee as is the flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (13591) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2006
Can. Black colour with a beige creamy head. Aroma is roasted coffee. Flavour is roasted coffee,malt.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (13219) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Bottle. Opened with a bubbly squeal of widget. Poured creamy brown/tan. Fine beige head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. It is a bit watery. The flavor is light roasted malt. There is a bit of bitter. The Bud of Ireland. Damn, but I wish the Bud of America was 1% this flavorful. Good to drink. Something of a session stout!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (13053) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee, erdig. Geschmack nach Schokolade, Kaffee, Röstmalzig, süß.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12741) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2005
BOTTLE. POURED A DARK COLOR WITH DARK LARGE HEAD. LOVE TO WATCH THE CASCADE. MEDIUM AROMA. FLAVOR WAS COMPLEX COMBINATION OF MALT, BARLEY AND SWEET FINISH. MORE FINISH AS IT WARMED.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2002
Good beer, even better in a half & half. The legendary head is a delight to behold atop the smooth blackness below. Mild aroma belies the bitterness, though it isn’t as rounded as it should be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2003
UPDATED: APR 4, 2007 Draught version at recommended 6°C: Smooth, dry, creamy taste with a full head.


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