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Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 5235   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Donatas (188) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - DEC 25, 2002
Sweet aroma, little biterness in the end. Fine stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Chocolate sweet coffee aroma, creamy head. Hoppy bitter finish. Head and shoulders better than the bottles or cans.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eRenner (11) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2002
One of my favorite stouts, itís been there when the going was tough, and continues to prove itself again and again. Excellent mouthfeel, solid head, enjoyable palate, and very nice finish. The draught is the only real way to consume this beverage. Slante!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djmonkey99 (10) - USA - DEC 24, 2002
The beer I drank on my 21st birthday, I returned to it recently and my hair started growing back. Maybe itís the vitamins?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (7656) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 24, 2002
Sampled draught at Garage Pub, Zagreb, Croatia. -good and nice aroma dark color creamy head

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2002
I must say I was a little disheartened by these phrases imprinted on the bottle: "Serve Extra Cold" and "Drink straight from the bottle." Nonetheless, I poured it into a glass around 50F. This has one of the best heads anywhere, but the body is far too thin to be considered stout. It does have a pleasant roasted character, though. Very comparable to the can version, and not too far from the tap version.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chong (10) - Ligonier, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2002
The best beer i drank on my 21st birthday, worth the hype.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Classic cascade effect as it settles, great creamy thick beer, the basis for all others. Much better draft than in the bottle, but those widget cans arenít too bad...

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 22, 2002
the mother to all beers my friend. creamy. dark. lovely aftertaste and a supreme taste of the stout.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2002
11/17/02 Fairly simple nose of dry coffee grounds and arid sweetness. Sweet dusty dry coffee with a little roastyness and some cold coffee bitterness on the sides of the tounge. Overatted but still has a soft spot in my heart. Starting to notice an interesting whisky note. 3.2 rerate Had this one a few times since rateing it. Traces of sour milk are nearly unavoidable. Fairly inconsistant (dont know if its the beer or the shipping, my guess is the latter) each pint seems to either be dry coffee with some roastieness or and emphisis of a subtle cocolat cherrie sweetness however both are overshadowed by a thin bodied acridness. I know its for the better, but before ratebeer I liked the stuff alot and it was easier to find, would I go back? Never.


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