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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5184   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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swamptours (28) - Romulus, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2002
Just not as good as just plain ol Guinness in a bottle. The taste almost seems somewhat bland compared to having it from a tap.

mindtheft (28) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2002
When poured right this beer is immaculate! However if the server gives it to you in less then 2 minutes the taste can be more than off! I drink this as often as I can!

Billyaustin (28) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2003
The best Dry stout I have Sampled at this point. Smooth and chocolate-coffee flavor, with some Lemon-hoppy after taste. YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG HERE. Timeless great beer.

chrismwpcs (28) - South Hedland, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2007
Gutsy, meaty, full bodied, malty and thick. Nice brew, but not a solid slug them down session beer. Great beer for a good steak. Well done!

Sticks73 (28) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Draught. Poured to a dark chocolate color and settled from the bottom up with ripples of chocolate to the fluffy tan head. Creamy and smooth body with little fizz. Decent aroma of earth tones, malt, coffee, & carmel. Quick begginng rather watery, but then opens to a flavorful middle, ending with a crisp dry bitterness and a slight lingering aftertaste. Very good but the appearance would sugggest a much more robust flavored beer.

Kevman (28) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
Pours with a brown tint that eventually settles to an almost black colour, white creamy head, that stays the whole time you drink it. Strong bitter taste that lasts quite a while, I like it.

matter (28) - - MAR 28, 2012
(On tap) Black, topped with off-white two finger creamy head that persists ’til the last sip. Roasted coffee type aroma which would probably be a stronger/more complex if served a little warmer than I had it. Mouthfeel is very smooth with light carbonation. Taste predominantly sweet especially at first with roasted coffee and light sourness giving way to a mild bitter finish with a mild peppery note. Always a dependable choice given its high availability.

VMeth (28) - - AUG 7, 2012
This black pint with a creamy head is ubiquitous in Ireland, though its quality is patchy depending on how it is stored and poured. Not as bitter as some stouts nor as sweet as others, indeed, the lack of any distinctive flavours may leave it open to accusations of blandness.

boobooi (28) - - DEC 23, 2012
Great dry stout. The taste reminds me of a hint of coffee and a little less of toffee and coca. Not overly bitter either.

Marc18 (28) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 6, 2013
The first alcoholic drink I have ever enjoyed, thick, creamy malt best enjoyed cold and straight from the tap. Frothy head rests softly on the dark brown/black liquid. A fairly heavy taste, more than a few pints can be very filling.

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