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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: 4813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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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4.1
jb (3454) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Just had one from the can. I believe still better than the nitro bottles. Dark brown with thick tan head. This was great with the creamy velvety mouthfeel and the aromas and flavors that came out as it warmed. Very enjoyable.

2.6
Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 3, 2005
A beautiful beer to look at, but it goes down hill from there. Even burying my nose in the glass, there were just the faintest hints of any aroma. Little bit of roast. Palate is famously creamy, but knowing the widget is almost totally responsible for this takes most the fun out of it. Taste is smooth and inoffensive, with a little bit of roastiness. Overally, it’s mostly just pretty. "Serve Extra Cold" on the label doesn’t ever bode very well for the taste of a beer...

2.2
slothgar (39) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Sue me, but I think this beer, besides the head, is flat, and watery. Had it from the can, bottle, and tap. Yes, it is dark, and you can draw faces on the foam, but that does not save the beer.

4
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2005
From can. Nice white creamy head on a black body. Served chilled, had a nice bitter and very filling taste. A complex brew, malty, gets better as it warms. OK beer but I expected more from a Guinness. Perhaps I should try the real draught version.

3.5
HermanW (1069) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2005
A very nice guinness as I remember it from some years ago...................

3.3
Tmoney99 (15138) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2005
BOTTLE. POURED A DARK COLOR WITH DARK LARGE HEAD. LOVE TO WATCH THE CASCADE. MEDIUM AROMA. FLAVOR WAS COMPLEX COMBINATION OF MALT, BARLEY AND SWEET FINISH. MORE FINISH AS IT WARMED.

2.1
doubletriple (53) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Tasted as part of the Great Madison St. Stout Off. From draft, double poured into an imperial pint glass. Creamy impressive head and wonderful to look at, but no aroma even when I let it warm and the taste...ehhh... This suffers next to some great modern stouts.

3.7
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2005
Bottle with widget. Pours an opaque black colour with a thick brown head. Man, I love watching "the cascade". Burnt malt aroma. Medium body. Smooth mouthfeel . Burnt malt taset with some caramel to balance things out. The label says to serve cold but this is one beer that definately tastes better warm. Cold Guinness? It just doesn’t seem right.

3.5
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Can’t believe I forgot to even rate this. It’s a classic. . Irisih Car bombs!!!!!

3.9
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2005 Not a very strong aroma. Slightly toasted. Frothy medium head. Dark appealing body. Initial flavor is nicely bitter. Finish is of average duration but a little too acetic for my tastes. Palate is nice. Creamy texture with medium to full body and soft lasting carbonation. Palate is favorite attribute of this beer.


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