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


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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Draft. Black, thick white head. Aroma is dull roasted malt. Taste is better, bit more complex - but still just roast. Creamy, but no aftertaste. Not bad, but dull.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (905) - NORWAY - JAN 26, 2014
Black. Large and persistent off-white head. No lacing. Modest aroma of dark malts and coffee. Similar taste, with hints of cigar box. Not much aftertaste. Easily drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (1157) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
It amazes me how much love people seem to have for this brand. While itís not a terrible beer, it is a really bad example of a stout. What little aroma there is is dampened by a thick layer of nitrogen foam. Itís usually served really cold to hide its mild coffee malt flavour. Itís thin and watery. Itís still crap in Ireland too.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ramboraffe (446) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2014
On tap everywhere. Black with thick white head. Smell is dull smooth bread. Super smooth. A bit watery taste. Low/no bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Staffan47 (873) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
Snyggt i glaset blir det ju trots all med hjälp av gaspatronen. Tentaplugg till domarutbildningen. Kategori 7A. Dry stout. I princip helt svart. Brända dofter av kaffe och svartmalt. Möjligen choklad. Ingen tydlig humling. Lätt kropp. (Ville minnas denna som tyngre men den här är ju riktigt tunn). Beska är tydlig, sannolikt kan den vara maltrelaterad (svartmalt?). Låg kolsyra. Kaffe och brända toner. Sträv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maarten1993 (291) - - JUN 4, 2014
Drank the extra cold version while at a pub in London with Malou 31/5/2014. Did not really like it. Powdery foam. Also no explicit taste (when warmed up as well). Bit of chemical salmiac, licorice. Not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
HuskerTan (497) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Can. A- Roasted malts, caramel, doughy, coffee, chocolate. A- Black color, dark liquid, thick white head. T- Slightly malty and roasted malt tones. P- Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, light finish. O- An overrated stout. Not bad by any means, but seems to be the staple stout for most people.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
atlrizzob (157) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours alive inside nearly black with the Guinness thick white foam. Has a slight sweet aroma. Uncarbonated flavor of roasted malts and a little chocolate roast.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madbeerbaron (19) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2013 Lightest stout in the world . Pretty easy drinkting and creamy but if Iím going to order a stout itís probably not going to be a guinness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Abrakarl (309) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013
Of course Iíve had this many times before. Never rated before though. I think that nowadays this beer is not that special. There are so much beer with more taste and aroma than Guinness. Still solid beer that can be found almost anywhere. Thin body, despite the looks.

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