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


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RATINGS: 4937   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.

Schoedan's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schoedan (7) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Had my first Guinness on draft at an Irish Pub. Served in a pint glass, it was poured in the correct manner, allowing the bubbled to move downward, and the pleasant white head to form. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is dominated by chocolate and coffee, with a nice roasted flavor. Mouthfeel is thick and satisfying, a meal in a glass. Overall, I"m very impressed, by only real complaint would be that I expected it to have a bit higher of an ABV considering that it is a fairly heavy beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nonshaugen (205) - Fetsund, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2015
50 cl can, 4,2% ABV. THE classic stout. No deScription from me, that would be silly with nearly 5000 reviews already. Just a simple rating from my point of view. Tasted with a chocolate dessert. Cheers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
NallePalle (352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
At draught, Three Tuns, London. A bit disappointing, mild to be a stout. Almost no hints of coffee, chocolate etc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thomas_W1 (138) - 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 (280) - 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 (197) - 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 (107) - 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 (129) - 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.

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