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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 5186   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.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2004 The beer that tells people around you that you enjoy good beer. This stout pours nearly jet black and produces a fine cream colored head. Delectably smooth and bitter this beer will satisfy.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 7, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2005 One of my favorite beers to have with sausage... The combination of the slighty sweet, roasted flavor, combined with the thick creamy head and smooth nitro carbonation is so satisfying. I love this beer. May not be a real complex beer, and not even that flavorful, but sometimes simplicity is beautiful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Despite the widget issues this is a great brew. Guinness is the standard stout. A pleasure to drink every time. As far as canned beers are concerned this is the best choice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 What can I say.This is the beer that started me off the mass produced crap. It is the food of the GODS, and I belive it to be irelands gift to the world. My personal favorite that you can find most anywear.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6130) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004
Nitro can: Poured a dark black beer with a nice foamy head with ultra long retention due to the nitro ball. Aroma and taste are quite dry and bitter with notes of roasted malts also being very present. Aftertaste is a bit too watery for my liking but overall I think this is a classic and pretty decent classic drink.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (11011) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Can with widget. Barely detectable malt aroma with that widget smell. Looks great - dark brown with smooth tan head. Creamy dark malt flavor - on the watery side. Decided to drink this along side the extra stout version - only difference is the carbonation level.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Apellonious (53) - USA - JUN 1, 2004
Out of the nitro can or tap, this one is dark and creamy, with a very smooth roasted flavor, but not overpowering or strong. These can go down fast. Very fast. Warning,it seems the nitorgen cans can cause some next morning extraciriculars in the bowel department if taken in quantity

4.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BorealeBoy (11) - Omaha, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2004
People say that this beer tastes like molasses, people are wrong. I love this beer. It tastes like water, I could chug a whole whack of them. 10/10

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Prob. one of the most famous beers world wide. Dark and thick with a lasting creamy head. Given the choice and I’ll take extra stout any day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2006 Bottle/Can/Draft - One of the classics that defines a beer style. Dark with a thick tan head that lasts forever. watching the "bubble cascade" after pouring is a favorite of mine. Roasty with a slightly bitter taste and finish. Very smooth and easy drinking.


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