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

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RATINGS: 4792   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mwieland99 (6) - USA - MAR 7, 2002
Guinness Draft is a long-standing icon and for good reason. The color and head have become established classics by which other beers are judged. A properly poured pint (not too cold!!) is something to savour with good friends and many a fond memory have been based on a pint of Guinness. No further explanation is really required.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
damjan (6) - CROATIA - MAR 30, 2015 does not count
Nice thick head. And thatís about it. Mouldy smell, burnt taste, sour in the end. Expected more considering price (20kn/2,6Ä for 44cl can).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (55) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Nice dark beer. Black and beautifull. Beautiful creamy foam head. The beer is deeply bitter, touches the back of your tongue. Nice sweet souerness to compensate it. A touch of caramel in the distance. Little burnt hint, but that isnít annoying. Nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smmaaren (265) - NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
44cl can from Kiwi mini market. Pours black with a creamy beige head. OK canned version of the original draught. Have tasted this on tap in Dublin - way better. This is flat coffee tasting substitute. But stll good..

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beergaard (156) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Thin, watery, dry, overrated. Nice creamy head though - looks very good but the taste just isnít worth it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
leosanches (18) - - MAR 25, 2015
Cerveja escura e brilhante, com espuma marrom e muito presente. No aroma se sente claramente o toque de café e chocolate. O sabor é de uma stout clássica, porém com malte pouco torrado. O sabor de café é bastante perceptível, mas o toque de chocolate faz com que seja uma cerveja bastante equilibrada. O sabor não é complexo e é uma cerveja escura fácil de beber, sem amargor presente. O pálato é envolvente, suave e avudado, o que é reforçado pela espuma densa e cremosa. Enfim, uma stout para o dia a dia, simples e fácil. Acho que cai bem com alimentos mais fortes ou de sobremesa.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gteubal (3) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2015 does not count
Great everyday stout, but after trying some others, mire complex and tasty this seemed to me low profile

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NoronhaINS (1) - - MAR 24, 2015 does not count
Minha dry stout preferida. … sempre uma festa quando encontro vendendo no mercado perto de casa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ambro206 (214) - ITALY - MAR 24, 2015
Sicuramente non cíŤ birra spillata in modo migliore. Líazoto che le da questa schiuma compatta e pannosa la rende visivamente la birra piý bella e desiderata al mondo. Líaroma Ť tostato e di cioccolato. In bocca parte un poí aquosa ma poi si apre rivelando un giusto bilanciamento ed un lungo finale. Di sicuro un prodotto industriale, niente di fuori dagli schemi o di sconvolgente ma una birra veramente piacevole.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
coldbrewky (1478) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Iíll admit that at times I am a sucker for a good deal on a twelve pack at the grocery store. Who can pass up a box of this for eleven ninety nine? I couldnít. Unfortunately, straight from the bottle, this product falls well short of the magic that is a fresh keg of dark Irish love.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Underdogs88 (223) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Coffee roast with notes of chocolate in the aroma. Appearance is a very dark brown, almost black with a large creamy off tan head with good lacing. Moderate roast character with notes of chocolate in the flavor with a moderate acidic note on the end. Finishes dry. Creamy medium high body with low carbonation. Slightly astringent from the roasted barley. Overall, it's the classic dry stout. Great session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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