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


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RATINGS: 4935   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2012
I admit that I enjoy the Extra Stout version, so I figured I’d 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thomas_W1 (101) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2015
Flasche 0,5l: Schwarz, trüb mit kräftigem stabilen Schaum; die Nase angenehm mit leichter Süße, kräftigem Malzzucker, dunklen Beeren, schwarzen Kirschen, Röstaromen; würziger Antritt, cremig mit angenehmer Bitterkeit und einem trocken-würzigen Nachgang

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
phillybass (61) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2015
This is an exceptionally good light beer. I will gladly drink it instead of the usual low calorie fare. However it any hold its own against most stouts or porters. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
majkelr (275) - Lębork, POLAND - NOV 23, 2015
Nice creamy head. In aroma dark malts, a little bit of coffe and chocolate. In taste coffe with milk, dark malts. A bit roasted, but thin bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karstenborg (543) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
Almost black with a medium off-white head. Aroma is bacon, bread and malt. Taste is toasted bread and malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beermaris (195) - LATVIA - NOV 21, 2015
0.5 l can. Extra thick cap. Dark, cloudy. Low carbonisation. Altogether typical stout, but rather flat and mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sccp1910 (106) - BRAZIL - NOV 19, 2015
Aroma bem discreto, mas uma aparência perfeita, negra, espuma densa e duradoura. Sabor marcante, amargo, cremosa e com notas de café.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hrc_Cro (314) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 14, 2015
0.56l draught. Black color with creamy, forever lasting brown head. Some roasty aroma, but mostly nitrogen. Taste is nitrogen sour and little bitter. I am not sure if this is normal, but it is not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aragh (127) - POLAND - NOV 11, 2015
Wygląd jak z pompy, brunatne z gęstą, zdobiącą szkło pianą i efektem kaskady. Zapach nie jest bardzo intensywny, ale da się wyczuć nuty kawy i czekolady. W smaku bardziej wytrawny, kawa z mlekiem i charakterystyczna cierpkość. Lekka, przyjemna kawowo - pyłowa goryczka.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fid600 (75) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 10, 2015
44 cl can from Kaufland, served in a tulip. Dark brown, opaque, with huge tan head that lingers. Aroma is malts, subtle toffee, mild grassy, slightly roasted, faint coffee. Medium body, soft carbonation. Taste is low on sweetness, low to medium bitter, texture is oily.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Hanoi (668) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
Nitrokeg can. It’s been years since I’ve had this and my memory is off avery bad beer... Nose is malt, hint of coffee, nitogen, wet station platforms. Taste is nitrogen, nothing at all but nitrogen, slight sickly hop and a little malt in the finish. Guinness is overated in the bottle, but genuinely disgusting in the nitrokeg can.

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