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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4872   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jhamp9 (1301) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Hadn’t had one in a while. Visually this is great. Aroma was coffee and smokiness. Body was thin. Taste is coffee, chocolate, and the smokiness again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Appreciator (26) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
Typical black colour with a dull slightly hoppy smell. Low taste intensity, with low body for the thickness. short finish with a thin yet creamy texture. slight bitter flavour. Straightforward and rich quality. Was not enough flavour for the boldness of the beer. Mildly appreciated.

2.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1757) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2012
33cl can. Pours black with amazing creamy head. Nose : delicate overall aromas. Roasted malts, some little cherry and toffee notes. Dairy like freshness. Sip : Watery liquid, low density with no carbonation. Roasty feeling with dry , very light coffee dryness. Sour aftertaste. Overall : to flat and water like for a stout. I prefer a lot more the belgian, strong alcohol version.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Aroma is nice with roasty coffee-like grains and looks good too, dark with large tan head. Medium-light body initially somewhat creamy but ultimately a bit watery. Flavor off-dry, roasted malts. Not bad per se but not really something I drink on purpose.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2012
After drinking my fair shar elf Guinness while living iIreland and then having one just the other day I can safely say that it tastes different in the states compared to Ireland. I think it has more to do with beer lines and the sheer volume of Guinness being poured iN Ireland vs the states. Too burnt and roasted for me. Gimme a Murphy’s any day.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DBob5150 (209) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2012
What can be said about this that hasn’t been said already. Super dark almost black body, with a nice thick creamy head. Faint roasted caramel aroma. Flavor starts smooth and mild, while finishing slightly bitter. Overall enjoyable, definitely a sipping brew.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2012
Classic beer on tap, pours dark black with a tick creamy head. Has a lightly burnt coffee taste. Overall a good beer, quite sessionable... Worth trying the stronger versions such as Foreign Extra and Special.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Very deep brown pour with ruby highlights and a creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, light chocolate with a hint of smoky ash. Flavor is almost the same with some bitter maltiness in the end. Light, slightly sweet body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EchoShine (32) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 19, 2012
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Devided on this review and will have to revist. I have drank many in my life and remember great pours. Tasteless in Greece.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
dexcansino (490) - Andalucía, SPAIN - NOV 11, 2012
Es una de las más bonitas. Espuma muy densa, pero la cerveza resulta suave y ligera. Poco gas. Sabor tostado y recuerdos a regaliz.


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