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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: 4638   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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (10833) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2006
Can. Black colour with a beige creamy head. Aroma is roasted coffee. Flavour is roasted coffee,malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (10831) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10800) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (10616) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2006
Can. 4.2 ABV. Creamy off-white fully lasting head. Malty average aroma, very thin flavor, short finish. Red-brown colour. Not a good beer!!!!!!!

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (10460) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2003
Keg, Pasteurised. We all know what it loos like but the flavour has definitely become thinner over the years. There is still the dry, coffee like almost powdery mouthfeel. There is a treacely finish, but ultimate experience, I think not!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10377) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2004 Typical creamy lasting head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Very bitter. Little bit of apple fruitiness and milk well hidden behind the typical dry stout taste. Guinness is best fresh from tap in Dublin, but this can is not a bad substitute. 8 4 7 3 14 =3.6 Tap: Finnegan’s in Hengelo. As it should be: bitter, roasted malt, smooth and creamy. Thin and even a bit watery, in spite of the creaminess. Still a great session beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2008
Black with brown creamy head. Mild roasted malt in the nose. Flavor is very creamy with mild roasted malt and a discrete bitterness to the end. Somewhat watery.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10308) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2004 Draught: Rerate: When it's served properly, for me it's one of the greatest beers to look at. Has an almost black colour with a huge creamy chocolatehead. The aroma and flavour is slightly roasted and have notes of chocolate. A slightly bitter aftertaste, that last long. Still a great beer, but not as great as i used to think.
Original rate 4.6: It's difficult to imagine, that stout beer can be made better.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 31, 2006
I’ve tried Guinness Draught right at the main brewery in Dublin. What a lovely smell there is all over the city from the brewery. Guinnes, Guinness Guinness, oh my goodness my Guinness. Nice black colour and what a beautiful nice foamy head. Nice aroma of roasted malt coffee. Some what bitter though nice round taste with roasted malt, coffee and some sweetness to it. Great creamy mouthfeel! Nice little bitterness in the aftertaste. A great beer...if you like pitch black bit bitter beers. To some, unfortunately, it tastes horrible and flat. But we have all different tastes for beer. Try to put a bit of lemon in your next Guinness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10169) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
It’s (almost) always possible to get a Guinnes, no matter where on earth you are - and that is nice, if you are a wine allergic and stuck in a country with thin lager beers. It’s black, and it has a nice, creamy head. Both the aroma and flavour have notes of roasted malt and bitter licorice, but I would like it to be thicker and more oily, actually I think it’s quite watery on the palate. It’s nice - it’s just like a Guinness should be....


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