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


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RATINGS: 5234   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (982) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Pours black with a big, creamy looking beige head. Its about as perfect as you get. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is chocolate and coffee, and mildly bitter. Aftertaste is more coffeeish than anything else. LIght in body with a creamy texture. Soft carbonation. There isn’t much more here. Its pretty simple and straightforward. It isn’t anything amazing, yet it is very solid. Its a classic that can be enjoyed anytime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kaserov (522) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 25, 2017
Color negro, opaco, con capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor (buena retención). Carbonatación media. Textura aparentemente cremosa pero oleosa. Aroma a tabaco y ligero café, muy mínimo. Sabor ligerísimo que mezcla tabaco, café y regaliz. Muy muy ligero y suave, no para todos los gustos (y, desde luego, no el mío). Regusto y postgusto inexistentes. Se puede beber pero no aporta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeytas (2) - Bad Oeynhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 25, 2017 does not count
Classical Guinness Draught beer. Very dark flavour and colour, yet lacking some more deepness. Other than the very dark, malty flavour, it’s pretty bland, yet it has a very smooth, almost creamy texture and mouth-feel, which is one of my main reasons for liking it. Not bad, but not super good either!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waltz (95) - - APR 23, 2017
From Rome 2017. O claasico, aroma tostado e toffee com coloração escura e espuma de boa formação e cremosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zilb (267) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - APR 23, 2017
Pression au Long Hop soirée Ogp. Noire/marron comme un café au lait. Faible mousse pas de carbo. Arôme léger café (mais bue froide). Assez légère. Manque de corps et de goût. Je m’attendais à une bière plus tranchée et avec de l’amplitude.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Hop_Hedonist (557) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2017
Can - watery insipid crap - the barest lick of roasted malt - can’t believe I used to like this when I was a lad - strictly an entry level brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
midovark (797) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - APR 18, 2017
Draught. Pours black with long lasting head. Slight coffeey roasted aroma with the same notes in taste with creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation and light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmeinike (94) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 13, 2017
Klassiker. Mørke brun, næsten sort med hvidt skum. Malt og svag kaffe i duften. Let bitterhed i eftersmagen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzurro (145) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
The classic. Had to try it, not bad, but not good enough against the coming craft beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dutchdarthvader (47) - NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2017
Vrij neutrale geur. Mooie diep donker rode kleur die zwart af steekt met een fantastische zachte schuimkraag. Die je meteen doet verheugen om een slok te willen nemen. Het glijdt naar binnen waar naar een zacht bittertje proeft. Met een koffie achtig nasmaak met slagroom. Dit is niet alleen marketing deze stout maakt waarom ie wereldwijd zo populair is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GriZZZly (153) - - APR 11, 2017
Ar: palone slody, mocna slodowosc, nuta chmielu, troche karmelu, intensywnosc srednia. Wyg: Totalnie, nieprzejrzyscie czarne, jak smola, swietna piana, niespotykanie i nieslychanie drobna, aksamitna, trwala, wybitnie brudzi szklo. Sm: Dosc wodniste, dobra solidna palonosc, odrobina kawy, wysycenie praktycznie zerowe - niespotykanie niskie, lekka palona goryczka, swietna gesta kremowa konsystencja. Bardzo subtelne, ale ladnie pokazuje najwazniejsze cechy stout’a. Pos: palona goryczka, dluga, odrobine zalega, palony slod. Slusznie zostalo klasykiem.

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