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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ciocanelu (1731) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 4, 2016
From bottle. Really dark brown color with creamy tan head. Aroma has mostly sweet, roasted malt. Taste is just roasty with a hint of caramel but not much else. Light body, quite watery, low carbonation. Really easy drinking but it lacks some complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (1403) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2016
On tap, 25cL. Home. A shining pitch black beer with a creamy beige head ; good retention. Roast, cereal, light coffee, chocolate. Light sweet, light to medium dry lasting refreshing. Medium body and texture, soft carbonation, dry sweet roasty finish. Overall, enjoyable !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (1360) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2016
F: pale brown, very creamy, not big but very stable. C: dark, opaque, red tones against the light. A: roasted malt, oats, some mineral, coffee, dark chocolate, yeast. T: malt, roasted tones, dry bitterness on the palate, chocolate, coffee, watery, light body, good carbonation, for me quite watery but good balanced otherwise, 0,33l can from Colruyt in Brussels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tezminator (106) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2016
Looks beautiful and has a nice thick mouth-feel. Moderately smoky, coffee-like flavour mixed with bitter sweet taste of dark chocolate. It is a lovely beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruramikael (133) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2016
coffee, nuts, roasty, black, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, salty, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
PKrzysztof (173) - POLAND - NOV 13, 2016
PL: Piwo czarne z brązową pianą. Lekkie aromaty palone i chmielowe. Lekkie, kwaskowate. Wodniste. Jest palność. jest zboże. Nic specjalnego.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MGantzel (251) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2016
Denne stout har et sort udseende med et tykt hvidt skum. Řllen har en sřd maltet aroma og smager lidt ristet deraf med noter af chokolade. Cremet fornemmelse. Lav karbonering.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALIBALI (1123) - Kiel, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2016
Sanft, samtig und sehr seicht. Leicht schwarz, dezent säuerlich und unaufdringlich. Kann man zwischendurch verhaften. A Bommel Surprise Gift.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Antzrhere (127) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2016 Pours black with red tinge, cappuccino thick head from Nitrogen. Looks great and thick body. Taste is smooth roast, abit of ash and chocolate. Dry but low hop bitterness. Starts well on the palette but ends with little or no flavour. I guess it one of the more refreshing stouts out there but lacks any real character other than it?s looks and body. I feel if this was conceived in modern times this beer would be confined to back shelves of supermarket, but hey, it has plenty of historic charm and the go to intense beer for people who don?t really like intense beer. Extremely sessionable and well made though, if alittle dull

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (4651) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2016
Can. 4.1%. From the local offie. Clear, dark red. Nitrogen induced, dense, creamy head. Nose has chocolate truffle. Some roast coffee bean. Sweet roast malt. Taste is slightly sweet, with light, roast bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, but pretty watery. Short, very lightly bitter finish. Ok.

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