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


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RATINGS: 4841   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PCal99 (4) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 2, 2002
Very impressed with the ’canned’ version. Much better than I thought. Very good flavor and appearance

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
labeerinthum (9) - ITALY - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
Lattina . Dal colore nocciola, che varia dal beige a un nero inesplicabile. Schiuma molto presente e cremosa: ne ha molta, ma una bassa carbonatazione rispetto a quella che ti spetteresti. Amaro percettibile. Intensità olfattiva di malto tostato e orzo. Corpo pastoso. Gusto dalla poca amarezza, cioccolato bruciato, cacao, caffè, vaniglia, liquirizia e caramello. La Guinness Draught è la prima a mettere all’interno della lattina una pallina grande come quelle del calcetto, grazie alla quale "ritrovate a casa vostra tutto il gusto della birra alla spina del pub grazie al sistema di pressione integrata che si presenta sotto forma di una biglia pressurizzata galleggiante".

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koskela (379) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Chocolatey molasses aromas come from this clear deep brown brew whith a finger of creamy brown tiny bubbles. Te taste is smooth chocolate and a full body. The aftertaste is molasses I believe. A nice enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlowxxx (13) - Carlow, IRELAND - MAY 31, 2015
just better out of tap in Ireland it this Guinness do i have say any more would nice aroma would world class appearance and that over all palate ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ngejo (518) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 31, 2015
Tap. Black, rocky head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (613) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2015
Can 44cl ,4.2%. Deep brownish-red with nice big creamy beige head. Mild aroma of carob with notes of coffee and butterscotch. Flavor of roasted malt, creamy, some herbs and carob, light bitterness, quite watery. Soft carbonation, light to medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nazbion (78) - Tübingen, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2015
Pours dark brown turning into deep black after head is stabilized. Everlasting thick creamy beige head. Light aroma of toasted malts. Taste is bitter with light sweetness, bread and toasted malts. Light body, very easy drinking! Awesome session stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
njager246 (513) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Aroma of malts and barley, Fairly mild, similar taste, dry and mild, almost a lightstout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (997) - - MAY 27, 2015
From a can. Pours black. Aroma and taste are light roasted malts and very creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Larry_Duffman (33) - - MAY 25, 2015
I had it from the bottle. The taste is roasty and dry. It’s malty, bitter, and has hints of chocolate. The mouth feel is very smooth and creamy. It holds its own against other more expensive and complicated stouts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mathieuc (1976) - 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.

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