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


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RATINGS: 5116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Nitro-can, nitro-keg and nitro-bottle; Filtered
Usually called Draught; sometimes called Cold or Extra Cold - same beer, but served colder. Abv ranges from 4.1 to 4.3 % depending on where it was brewed (Guinness exports a hopped and concentrated wort to regional breweries who then brew it on site).
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.

hyechef's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hyechef (5) - - APR 2, 2013
Coffee, toast, chocolate, dough, vanilla, smoke, toast, earthy, malt, bitter, black gold

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tranquillity (1883) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2016
Canned. Black body, big beige head. The aroma is sweet, the taste is roasted, with some tomato (!) and herbs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bush_Docta (66) - - OCT 26, 2016
Poured from a nitro can. The colour is dark brown to black, the head couldn’t get any better - dense and long-lasting. The aroma isn’t very intensive, there’s some coffee, chocolate with raisins, some roastiness. The taste is sweet, coffee, dark fruit and tangy from the roasted malts. The mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth. It’s very drinkable, well-balanced, I could have this any time of the day or year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclefrito62 (116) - Stow, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2016
16 ounce can with widget. Smell a little coffee. Dark black in color with big beige creamy head. Taste some coffee, kind of thin, very smooth. Enjoyable for a commercial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewWhatIWant (10) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
Poured from nitro can into a classic Guinness glass. Colour is opaque black and slight ruby around the edges with long lasting white head. Aroma is not substantial, hints of roasted coffee, no noticeable hops. Taste is lightly malty with notes of roast coffee and a light tang on the finish that makes you want to take another gulp. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. The body and balance of this beer are really exceptional.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ssalbo (2) - Alabama, USA - OCT 15, 2016 does not count
This is what all commercial beer should be. Perfect balance, palate, head, aroma. It just doesn't get better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (8739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2016
Tap@Kennedys, Copenhagen - can’t believe I had not rates this yet - dark brown to black with a thick beige head. Toasted and light roasted malty, smooth mouthfeel, sweet and toasted malty into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ovalman (2) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 15, 2016 does not count
Very dark with a slight ruby sheen. No strong hop aromas but this accentuates the taste. Rich and creamy in appearance with good head retention thanks to the nitrogen system. No strong hop flavours and a smooth creamy taste with a slight twang after consumption that craves for more. One of the best stouts out there. Quick tip, ask your server to pull the pint straight up without stopping, the stop and top up is a Guinness ploy to make the beer more special, don’t believe the hype.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sven1973 (278) - GERMANY - OCT 14, 2016
Gezapft im Oscar Wilde Pub in Berlin-Mitte. Dunkles Braun, kleiner Streifen Schaum. Wenig Aroma, etwas Karamell, etwas Mokka. Mundgefühl angenehm weich und cremig. Leicht wässrig, Karamell und Kaffeenoten. Wird geschmacklich stärker nach hinten.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PenultimaRonda (49) - Narón, SPAIN - OCT 12, 2016
CAS- Cerveza melosa y de sabor muy suave y agradable que deja un regusto amargo. GAL- Cervexa melosa e de sabor moi suave e agradable que deixa un regusto amargo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dandm (94) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2016
Can at home. Black with brown-tinted edges. Invincible, creamy head. Roasty. Watery mouthfeel. Mild sweetness and citric acid. Faint toasty finish. Plain and pleasant.

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