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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: 5185   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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Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2007
Can (with nitro) at Gitte & Thomas. Cold. Black - big tight, long lasting brown head. Roated, creamy, sweetness, light bitter/sour !! Slight broing - classic !!

2.7
gunnfryd (14892) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2006
Can. Black colour with a beige creamy head. Aroma is roasted coffee. Flavour is roasted coffee,malt.

2.9
DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Re-rate 3/19/09: Draught at Israel Beer Breweries (Guinness importers) in Ashkelon. Black with a creamy light-brown head. Roasty aroma with a bit of coffee. Sweetish flavor with coffee and milk-chocolate and some roasty bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel iz quite watery. Not bad. 6/4/6/3/12=3.1

Draught at Bleecker Tzafon. Black beer with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is quite weak and has some roastiness and notes of coffee. Flavor is some sweet malt, some roastiness and a bit of bitterness (and a slight acidic touch). Finish is rather bitter. Watery palate. Not a really bad beer, but nothing good to say about other than good looks. I don’t like it. 5/4/5/2/10=2.6

3
Scopey (14736) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
This rate has been some time in the making. Consumed plenty of times is plenty of places in the past. This particular review is keg at The Swan, Bayswater. It pours darkest brown / near black with a thick, creamy beige head fir which its famed. The nose is always a challenge due to the denseness of the head..... sort of creamy, toasty, smooth roast, coffee grounds, light cocoa and liquorice. The taste is smooth bitterness, toasty, earthy roast, charred stuff, some acidity, coffee grounds, cocoa, pepper, light burnt notes, soil and sort of watery aspect with a short, dry finish. Medium body and moderate, velvety carbonation. The taste and aroma aren’t exactly game-changing. The body is pretty good considering. A safe option in a shit pub and a decent chaser for a whisky pretty much sums it up.

2.3
imdownthepub (14556) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2003
Keg, Pasteurised. We all know what it loos like but the flavour has definitely become thinner over the years. There is still the dry, coffee like almost powdery mouthfeel. There is a treacely finish, but ultimate experience, I think not!

3.1
Borup (14519) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
Can. Black colour with a huge brown head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt.

3.3
Tmoney99 (14494) - 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.

2.5
HenrikSoegaard (14176) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2006
Can. 4.2 ABV. Creamy off-white fully lasting head. Malty average aroma, very thin flavor, short finish. Red-brown colour. Not a good beer!!!!!!!

3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2002
Good beer, even better in a half & half. The legendary head is a delight to behold atop the smooth blackness below. Mild aroma belies the bitterness, though it isn’t as rounded as it should be.

3.2
Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2008
A dark clear brown stout with a creamy nitro light moka head. A light chocolate malt aroma, coming more clearly as beer warms up (served way too cold). In mouth, a nice peaty malt, roasted notes, especially when imbibing the foam. Lighter bodied, but overall, much superior to what we get in Canada. On tap at O’Neill’s, terminal 3, Heathrow. Mid Nov. 2006.


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