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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: 4831   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.


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.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrwalker6699 (13) - USA - FEB 5, 2001
good rich taste,love it

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2002
First time I had this one, I thought I was disgusting! It took me trying a few different stouts for me to really appreciate the work put into this masterpeice. Give it time, you’ll grow to love it. Re-rate: Damn, i was pretty new in the beer game when I rated this a 4.2! Definately not very good out of a can. Would much rather have the bottled extra stout (no widget damnit!). This beer is rather wet and thin on the mouth with no real aroma. Nitrogen does shitty things to beer. The only good thing about this version is watching the cascade.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kodos (205) - USA - DEC 17, 2001
This is definately the standard by which all others are judged in this category. Although Im noty sure why. It sure looks cool when poured, but after that its sub par. Much better stuff out there folks.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2001
I really didn’t like this Guinness in a bottle. I expected the draught flavor from the can, but was denied such pleasure. I really had a hard time drinking it as it was too watery, and not as carbonated and ’creamy’ as most guinness beers are. The rocket is a neat idea, and the bottle is pretty, but that doesn’t get it very far since the beer quality was poor. I give it an E for Effort, but that’s about it.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 23, 2002
Yes the head is creamy and great, but this stuff is like drinking dark, flat beerwater. I’m not giving up on it, I heard it taste way better at the taps in Ireland.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2002
The dark color belies how light this beer really is. A mild bitterness and somwhat thin body are masked by the gimicky nitro draft system. Give me my Real Ale!!! Still, this is the bar by which others are measured and it is well brewed by whatever contract brewer Guinness is using these days, so I will give it a few marks for that.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shipman (48) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2002
two words..motor oil..strong, dark, and you better be irish to drink this. I had it served warm and man...everyone should try it at least once.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skrip99 (82) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2002
A thick stout. Nice to have once in a great while. You have to be in the mood for it, not just ’cause it’s there. If you consume this daily, you probably have some serious digestive problems.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2006 True, its roasted chocolate malt and coffee notes are very well balanced…True, it has a nice bread-like doughiness…But its thin, gassy, watery body does nothing for me…


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