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

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RATINGS: 5021   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nitro-can, nitro-keg and nitro-bottle; Filtered
Usually called Draught; sometimes called Cold or Extra Cold - same beer, but served colder. Abv ranges from 4.1 to 4.3 % depending on where it was brewed (Guinness exports a hopped and concentrated wort to regional breweries who then brew it on site).
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.


bigguns22's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigguns22 (755) - Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
O so creamy. Not many beer look as good as this one it is a fun beer to watch. Poor is black but runs back up the glass tan and full of bubbles with a thick tan head. Cream and silky like lighty bitter milk. One of the best draughts on the market.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Castelijns (3) - - MAY 1, 2016 does not count
Wat een heerlijk bier. Het drink als water. Heeft een licht bittere, weinig zoete smaak.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Felixschnuff (18) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 26, 2016
black beer. nice appearance, very very dark color, aroma not so nice smells a bit like lemons with pinch of vanilla whereas one would expect some roasted smell. medium bitterness, thick creamy head, bit watery.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vnaan (14) - - APR 24, 2016
I think Guinness tastes better from tap. Whenever I get a can of this stuff, its not that great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sototumulo (15) - Wroclaw, POLAND - APR 24, 2016
Cuerpo medio,aromas tostados a café torrefacto, espuma cremosa de color beige,toque amargo interesante. Buena cerveza,clasica.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Popoff91 (47) - Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2016
11.2-ounce bottles in a pint glass. Tried out both this and Guinness Extra Stout side-by-side for a good comparison. Draught was a little lighter in aroma and feel, and had a little less flavor as well. Not bad at all, but I do prefer the Extra Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (737) - MOns, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2016
Un beau dry stout équilibré, avec un nez élégant et typé et une bouche ample et crémeuse mais qui garde un coté digeste et équilibré.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
UjoKlobasa (361) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2016
Can. Black liquid, tan creamy head. Only nice thing about this beer is appearance. Aroma of lemon, instant coffee. Taste is medium sour with only a tin of bitterness and/or sweetness. Watery. Not good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ildjarno (31) - Vaasa, FINLAND - APR 9, 2016
Tap. Black colour with silky/creamy perfect head. Aroma has roasted malt. Taste is really smooth and mild with roasted malt, coffee. Soft carbonation. Roasted malt in finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (450) - - APR 7, 2016
Had many times before, finally rating. Had it on tap at James St. Pub in Ottawa. Always comes with a generous amount of thick creamy head. Very dark black appearance. Flavours are of burnt roasted malts, dark coffee grinds. Hints of caramel and vanilla in the aroma. Even once a bit lukewarm, still quite tasty, just as good as chilled. Much better on tap than in a tallboy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
efeesse (366) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 2, 2016
Stout beer, with medium body, black color, soft carbonized, some foam in the top, (drunk a pint during Guinness Storehouse tour).


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