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


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RATINGS: 4832   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.

Zamboni42's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zamboni42 (10) - USA - OCT 10, 2005
Very touchy beer. Needs clean pouring pipes and needs to be poured properly to taste right. Tastes best when allowed to warm up just a tad, but not at room temperature. Roasty, malty flavors with an odd esther reminiscent of soy sauce. Espresson like flavors, with a touch of bitterness. Decent for a macrobrew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mathieuc (1949) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
On tap at Pub Galway. Pours a dark brown with a thick creamy beige head that leaves nice and foamy lacing. Nose is of light roasted grains and char. Taste is lightly acidic and dry indeed with flavors of roasted grains but again really light. Body is light, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel watery. Overall I know this is a dry stout but I found it to be lacking a little body and taste to be considered really good.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Acanofpiwo (3) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
Strom tap: deep dark, brown foam, frothy, smell and taste of burnt bread. Watery, creamy, bitter, would not drink this over hyped Irish brew again unless it is for at Patrick’s day

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
justsayswell (131) - Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Can. Black with a slight reddish tinge. The soft and creamy head forms slowly as the nitrogen rises. Nose is oatmeal and raw grains. Very creamy light body. Some coffee and toffee, minus the sweetness. Earthy and dry. Nothing else like it. Finishes soft with a lingering roasty bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fisler (151) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
EkinTelli (28) - TURKEY - MAY 19, 2015
İts like fumed water it has no bitter or sour taste . Little fruity but very little.

   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.

   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;

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (307) - 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.

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