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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: 5184   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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3.8
TBone (17530) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2004 Tap
Perfect tanned creamy head and ebony colour. Coffee aroma. Taste is coffee aroma and roasted, even smoked malt filtered through cream head. Finishing very long with bitter and roasted mouthfeel. (7/5/9/5/18 4.4)
<iFRe-rated, nitro-can
Perfect Guinness outlook - benchmark for others. Quite weak chocolate aroma. Smooth, chocolaty, roasted and bitter, lacks a bit fullness of tapped version. (6/5/7/4/16 3.8) Re-rated, nitro-can
Looks good. Aroma slightly skunked. Taste balanced roasted with hoppy finish. (4/5/6/3/13 3.1)

3.5
chrisv10 (17427) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2009
50 cl draft. Black body with thick creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts and a little coffee as is the flavour.

3.3
yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2006
Can, Nitro-type. 4.1%ABV. Almost black with a medium beige head. Aroma is mostly burned malt, with some coffee notes. Mellow mouthfeel, quite thin and with a flavor of burned malt and coffee. Dry, bitter finish, but not the typical hop-bitterness. (060327)

3.4
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2013 Bottle and draft. Pours dark brown with creamy tan head. Nose and taste of creamy mocha, burnt chocolate malt and light roast. Creamy mouthful. Body is wafer thin.

2.5
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
A: This really is a nice looking pour. Dark brown, bordering on black with that patented creamy mocha colored head. S: Very thin and watery on the nose. I pick up a few hints of roasted malt and maybe some chocolate. T: Not too much better than the nose. A bit of roasted malt flavor and maybe a touch of chocolate and coffee, but overall it’s very bland. M: I do enjoy the creamy feel the nitro gives. Unfortunately, it seems to (have helped to) kill the rest of the beer. D: This is really disappointing. I recall early on in my drinking days when Guinness was a fairly enjoyable beer, but it seems to have gone the way of so many other mass produced items.

2.9
Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
Black with creamy white head, Fabolous looks... however thin palate (watery) . Roasted notes - coffee mainly. Drinkable but too watery for my taste. OK, sometimes drink it at the local Irish pub!

3.5
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2016
Tap (Nimeta, Tallinn)
OK, right now I’m in Arizona drinking a can version which is shit, worth about 2.7, but I remember last week’s so well I’ll rate that one. It was one of the best I’ve had. Lovely rich roast. Black, tight creamy head. Mellow roasty taste, like a milky coffee. Easy to criticise a macro, but no, this can be a delicious beer. Canned version is just so watery.

2.9
MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2012 "Draught" can. Black with creamy, light brown head. Roasted aroma. Roasted, bitter flavour with some sourness. Aftertaste bitter/sour. 6 4 6 3 13

Can at KØ12. Weak roasted aroma. Black colour. Small off-white head. The flavour is quite roasted. Gets sourish after a while, but not too badly. 5 3 5 3 11

3.1
Benzai (15607) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2011
The main thing, or maybe the only thing I like about this beer is the dark brown almost black color with almost no head. The rest is just average to me. Not bad not good, and not very special to me.

3.1
bhensonb (15191) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Bottle. Opened with a bubbly squeal of widget. Poured creamy brown/tan. Fine beige head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. It is a bit watery. The flavor is light roasted malt. There is a bit of bitter. The Bud of Ireland. Damn, but I wish the Bud of America was 1% this flavorful. Good to drink. Something of a session stout!


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