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

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on tap
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RATINGS: 4829   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbhenry (126) - El Paso, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
This very dark colored ale with a medium head. Nice malty aroma and strong hops aroma. Aromatic. The hops are strong, complimenting a distinct caramel taste. This beer has a light body, which is a little disappointing, with all the hops and malty taste.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fisler (150) - GERMANY - MAY 22, 2015
Ein Bild von einem Bier, ein Schaum wie Cappuccino. In der Nase Kaffee, im Trunk leider verwässerte Aromen, matt im Abgang. Wenig Nachgeschmack - hatte ich besser in Erinnerung.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
EkinTelli (20) - TURKEY - MAY 19, 2015
İts like fumed water it has no bitter or sour taste . Little fruity but very little.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoRoBeNiKi (57) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2015
This is the bottle version. Please note that the pour/tap version is quite a bit better, around a 3.5 or something. Dark black beer with a brown head. Slight aroma of chocolate malt. Creamy and dry in the back with a bit of alcohol. Finish of light alcohol as well as chocolate. Not nearly as balanced as the aroma. Much larger head when draft with better flavor. I’ll rate in between the 3.1 for the bottle and 3.7 for the draft.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sekyno (16) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 19, 2015
Can; Appearance: deep dark, small head; Aroma: dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel; Taste: sour, bitter; Palate: watery, zero carbonation; Overall: to impress yes, to drink regarly no;

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Classic beer. Very dark with tan head and smooth finish. This is wonderful and worth every drop.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrebrd (1) - BRAZIL - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
Cerveja fantastica! Uma das minhas favoritas! Uma boa referência no estilo e sua cascata de espuma é linda.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (305) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015
14.2 oz. nitro can to shaker glass. It has that signature rolling nitro release tan head, deep reddish brown in color, very nice lacing and awesome head retention. Aroma of smoked malts. Taste is generally sweet, with just a touch of earthy English hop bitterness. Light bodied, light carbonation, creamy mouth feel though a little watery. Finishes rather dry. Tasting notes of coffee, burnt wood, tree nuts, toffee and chocolate. A classic yet too tame for my tastes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (630) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Poured from tap. Aroma - roasted dark malt, nutty, but fairly subdued. Taste - light coffee, lightly burned toast, subtle caramel and roasted nuts. What can you say? This is a classic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleble (24) - - MAY 12, 2015
Bevuta in lattina. Nonostante sia commercializzata in tutto il mondo (e sia di facile reperibilità), rimane sempre un’ottimo prodotto.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
huineman (252) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Pours black with a huge tan head. Aroma is low: liquorice, coffee, iron. Taste is soft and watery, not very bitter. Simple and so easy to drink.


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