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


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RATINGS: 4661   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xstream (173) - - MAY 11, 2013
Not the same as it used to be, or my taste buds changed. Used to be more thick and oily, more strong flavors and a good bitter kick. Seems to me they made it more easygoing for a wider public. Is much more watery now, lost a lot of the strong flavors. Itís still nice, refreshing even nowadays, but not as special and good as it used to be. I prefer the export version now which seems to be more like the older original version with more flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuszek (18) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Tap. Perfect beige head. Coffee, chocolate and dark bread in aroma. Bitterness low, delicate taste of roasted barley. Very drinkable. What is wrong with their marketing staff? Why extra cold? Makes no sense absolutely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
soolash (52) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Beczka w Guinness Storehouse / Gravity Bar (piwo nalane przeze mnie - perfect pint :-), Dublin. Zapach lekko palony, chlebowy, ale nie wyrazisty. Kolor prawie czarny. Piana obfita, kremowa, bardzo drobna i trwała. Goryczka dość niska. Pijalność wysoka :-).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
einherjar (52) - CROATIA - NOV 17, 2014
On tap. Black color with creamy beige head. Aroma roasted malts and coffee. Taste chocolate, coffee with moderate ending bitterness. Much better then can version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Krigla (60) - SLOVENIA - NOV 16, 2014
On tap. Black colour with small beige, creamy, thick head that lasts. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is malty with hints of coffee. Roasty, bitter aftertaste. Overall exellent beer, a real classic. But way better on tap than from bottle or can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervezadrinker (10) - MEXICO - NOV 15, 2014
Heard a lot of this one. nice medium tanned head that lingers; medium roast malty aroma with some coffee. has an intense roasted taste of malts, coffee and some chocolate, some caramel and dry-bitter aftertaste. im not that much into dry stouts. but pretty nice alltogheter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
tds101 (3) - Queens Village, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
Guinness Draught in a can. The aroma is way lighter than my delicious Foreign Extra. Smells of very light caramel and burnt malt, with a slight hint of molasses. The appearance is excellent, as itís a nice dark brown with an excellent head. The taste is Guinness light. Great for drinking with a meal, as it wonít overpower the food. Good cold as an after work drink as well. Palate is on the watery side tho, so no sticky lips - goes down easy. Personally I like this beer as a stout to have when youíd like something with flavor but arenít up to a full blown Guinness. A nice session brew,... Iíd luv to go out and have it on tap. My score looks negative, but Iíd definitely choose to drink this again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SinH4 (152) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Nice black appearance with small milky foam. Not much to say - slight aroma of roasted malts, taste is the same, low-carbonated. Watery mouthfeel, easy to drink. A classic indeed, but boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Nielsbenn (4) - DENMARK - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
Nice apperance. Dark with at Think creamy foam. A little roasted aroma. Taste is a very watery, clean and a hint of coffee and roasted chocolate. Easy to drink but boring and thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Namespayne (5) - - NOV 12, 2014 does not count
14.9 oz can: No way you can lose with this beer. Dark with two fingers of creamy, tight head. Hints of coffee and tobacco with a smooth finish and very sessionable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Simmo (22) - - NOV 11, 2014
Tap. Pours black with a thick creamy tan head that lasts. Pleasant aroma, mostly roasted malts that is masked by the thick head. Feels thick an creamy on the palate with soft carbonation. Taste is very light sweet then heavy bitter with tasty flavours of roasted malts and biscuit. Leaves a slight caramel aftertaste. A deserved classic!

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