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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4599   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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
IEBAILI (125) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2008
From a pint can, poured into a shaker glass with nitro fizziness, whatever you think of the taste or texture of nitro beer it is good looking. Settles into a black beer with bright amber highlights, a tight tan foam on top that recedes and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Smell is weak coffee and sour notes. Taste and feel are watery, with some light chocolate and coffee, and a sour taste that lingers. What happened to a beer I loved so much? Have I changed, or has the beer? The body is thin. The beer is not altogether unpleasant - it is smooth, reasonable refreshing, and certainly sessionable. But it lacks richness, depth, warmth, aroma, flavor, and body. There is just a small hint of roastiness - there is no creaminess, despite the widget. One of the beers that got me into the idea of beer diversity, a beer that I have lots of memories with, but not too tasty ini ts current incarnation.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 30, 2008
16 oz. can. I love beer, but I can’t get down with Guinness, is something wrong with me? Looks beautiful, but I can’t get over how flat this brew is. Some horseradish or soy sauce flavors way down there...Thick and dark.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2004 guinness draught serve extra cold bottle poured into a duvel tulip glass: appearance; might as well be perfect. "watch the glass fill with a swirling liquid that tumbles and surges eventually to seperate into a black liquid and a white head." the white head is really a light tan head. itís very tight and lays like a layer of film. itís too bad that when i go to drink from my glass it recedes back and all i sense is... ... ... flavor and palate; watery, tinny, ... this is weak. AND it fills me up. i smell more than i can taste. why is this suppose to be served extra cold? thatís right... because it lacks character. from the commercials and that shnifty label all the way to the pour... this brew is complete f**king image. screw it. i can only say that this very filling brew is not offensive and drinkable. UPDATE 7/7/04: so cold it's almost frozen, straight from the bottle; dry, roasty, and a little bit sour. thin yet filling. it's like an odd glass of flavored milk.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2005
Keg despenced at The Blessington Carriage, on 11/02/05. Black in colour, thick white head (a bit too thick in this case - meaning I had to ask for a top up, to a much disgusted look form the barmaid) Served very cold it lacked for smell or flavour. Pretty bland, bitter in the aftertaste - ok if thereís nothing much else around...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2004
Black with an impressive beige head. Thin coffee aroma. Thin flavour. Roasted coffee mixed with Evain mineral water?

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Most overrated beer in the world? I submit yes. Yeah its the smoothest and creamiest texture of any beer ever, and itís head and roastiness is world renouned. But if youre going to label it as a stout, give it some FLAVOR! Its so watered down and light-bodied that it would be more fitting to call it a black lager. Stouts, even porters, are supposed to burst with flavor, while this one is as weak and mild as your grandmaís preferred blend of tea. The little flavor that is there is okay at best--roasted malt with a sweet finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (10842) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
Black with a creamy, light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Thin bodied for at stout at least. Smooth with a dry and light roasted bitter finish. 051209

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ivyman123 (18) - Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2013 Over all a decent enough beer to drink. I wouldn?t turn one down, but this beer pales in comparison to all stouts that I have had. It is weak and one dimensional.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (867) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Poured from a chilled bottle. Dark brown color, small off white head. Sour Malt aroma. Watered down roasted malt flavor with a chalky consistency.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2005
on tap-pours a deep, rich, tan head that laces nicely. Color is black, with the white rivulets condensing. Aroma is coffee and malt. Taste is coffee. Nicely done, but not my taste.


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