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


on tap

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RATINGS: 4727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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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Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2001

titan99 (24) - USA - AUG 4, 2001
Any place with this on tap will keep me coming back. This beer got me into the stouts, way back. Slightly hoppy, full bodied, and the waterfall caused by the head dissolving into the beer is mesmerizing. Go get some now!

jerohen (2306) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2001
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2004 Wonderful appearance, smooth taste, nice bitterness. A classic i guess......

Osmin99 (120) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2001

mimsy (8) - Naples, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2001 does not count
God’s Gift to mankind! Quite a nice and very complex burnt taste. The Widget does a good job of making it Draught in a can. I perfer the Draught Tap at the pub, but that costs US 4.75 a pint (ouch) while this costs arround $2 a pint can. If you want a good beer try this, but you have to try it at least twice because you probally will not like your first pint, at least I didn’t. It’s an aquirred taste, like Moxie. Aquire the taste and you know ’Guinness is good for you!’ Well at least they used to say that :-)

Beeradvocate.com99 (8) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2001 does not count
Yep not only all over Boston but everywhere else in the cultured US ... rests at 4.2% abv and is not too bad as long as the pub cleans the beer lines once in a while.

BudMan (17) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2001
Excellent on a hot night, after the work is done. Very smooth and a wonderful flavor.

SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2001
One of the five best beers (or ales) in the world. When fresh it tastes like a chocolate milk shake.

armyant99 (8) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2001 does not count

MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2001
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 It’s Guinness draft. It’s probably the most overrated beer in the world, but it doesn’t utterly suck, really. Also, nitro can kiss my fanny.

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