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Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 4566   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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2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
finn1918 (193) - Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2012
I admit that I enjoy the Extra Stout version, so I figured Iíd give the draught version a try. Poured from the bottle. Pours a nice dark brown/black with a 1-finger light brown head that lingers for a very long time (nitrogen treated). Aroma is very faint burnt malts. Taste is very light compared to the Extra Stout, but mostly coffee and water. Very light, watery mouthfeel. Overall, this is okay, but nowhere near as good as the Extra Stout. Tastes very "healthy" for a beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBHansen (76) - KÝge, 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

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (151) - - 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

3.4
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (247) - 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. Canít go wrong with this! Iíd 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!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cmiller54hr (40) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pours jet black with fading tan head. Been years since Iíve had this beer. Better than I remember. Still more of a fan of the extra stout but good beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
magic6 (34) - 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, słůd. Smak: wytrawny, karmel, palony, goryczka słaba.

3.6
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gwizdek1990 (13) - POLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Barwa czarna pod światło ciemno wiśniowe refleksy. Piana niesamowicie drobna gęsta i treściwa. Piana bardzo dokładnie oblepia szkło. Aromat mocno palony może nawet trochę wędzony. Praktycznie nie czuć wysycenia przez co piwo jest niesamowicie aksamitne w odczuciu. No i smak. Palone słody mieszają się z minimalną goryczką oraz mocną stout-ową kwasowością. Pozostawia po chwili taką ciekawą smakową pustkę, ale bardzo pasująca do tego piwa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (1341) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
330ml bottle. Like most people Iíve had this many times over the years including the Guinness factory where I would hope it was served in perfect condition. This rating is from a bottle at the White Horse, Parsons Green. Pours deep black with cream head, smokey / burnt malt aroma. Lots of bitter roasted flavours, coffee, burnt notes, full bodied with a certain degree of creaminess and a dry finish. Not my favourite beer by a long stretch but an admirable beer all the same.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bottomfisher (3) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
My favorite beer, wonderful head, lightly carbonated, really love drinking it, quenches thirst better than any other beer. I not a hoppy fan so this beer is perfect.


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