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


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RATINGS: 4596   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.

Canadastar's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canadastar (14) - , Alberta, - JUN 20, 2008
For a macro brewed beer, this is possibly one of the best beers out there. It looks and pours like a great stout should. The flavor is rich and balanced. Not as good as some of the other craft stouts out there, but definitely worth the purchase. Yes, I would buy it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (392) - Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Not sure how I’ve never rated. Tap most recently. Great dark body with great, lasting tan head. Decent bitterness, but body is thin without nitro (and compared to other stouts). Still, a gateway beer into other good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (42) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 19, 2014
from can, on tap better but still a fine drop, been 20 years since 1st tried in Ireland, dark creamy enduring head always leads to a silky smooth & tasty finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RCx240 (34) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
Color is opaque, dark chocolate with a thick, creamy beige head. Smell is toasted oats, nuts, and cereal. Taste is black coffee, dark chocolate, slight toffee and finishes slightly bitter with cereal notes. Nitro carbonation makes this a super creamy beer. Not my favorite but slowly growing on me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (954) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
The world-famous Irish nectar and the archetypical dry stout, tasted from can and from tap. Classic dense, beige head made out of tiny nitro bubbles, colour as good as black. Creamy, velvety and bit oily mouthfeel more so from can than from tap, iron, black coffee and sweet tobacco aroma, taste a strong roasted bitterness, bit metallic, bit thinnish, finishing in a full, but not very long bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dliberto (153) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2014
I do not know why I have not rated this before. Drank from the bottle. Aroma is chocolate, nuts, coffee. Taste is much the same with a slight bitterness at the end. Medium bodied with very light carbonation and an oily mouth feel. One of my few go to beers when I want something familiar and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Icedwarf (291) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
Zwart bier met romig schuim. Smaak is rook en licht bitter, niet zoet. Blijft helaas niet erg lang hangen. Toch een erg goed bier.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drubeer (5) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
A classic beer, for someone just getting into stouts. It's clean and not offensive to taste. You can taste the caramel and hits of oats. But be sure, this is a light tasting stout. Great in a dank wet pub on a Friday night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ejr (121) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
Helt sort med et beige skum. Aroma av røstet malt, kaffe, karamell og sjokolade. Smaken følger aroma, flott fylde og rund og fin i smaken.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boomersmancave1 (58) - Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Dark happyness! Caramel, coffee aromas. Great dark pale head. Chocolate, caramel, and coffee tastes. Just a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeanCunningham (2) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
Anywhere, anytime. The classic stout to compare all other stouts to. Love it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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