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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 4727   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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ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2007
pours pitch black. A merangue like head, tastes of chocolate and coffee, watery, goes down smooth.

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petzdrgonizbk (24) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Pours well, nice creamy head, with a somewhat licorice aroma. The flavor was lacking, not my favorite, but worth a try.

3
kalervo (1045) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2011
Not bad at all, but much overrated in my opinion. Better than many other beers in pubs indeed.

3
LordFatbottom (10) - Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2011
So dark and pretty but not so great. So harsh and bitter. Why does everyone like this? No.

3
LoFi (1729) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
Dark brown to black with a thick and creamy tan head. Aroma is thin, but contains roasted notes and fruit. Taste: roasted, some coffee, fruit, a light acidity, maybe some licorice. Overall, the taste is too thin and a bit watery. Smooth mouthfeel but really thin. Guinness has never been a favourite, but is always a good choice in bars with a boring beer selection.
The best pint I’ve had was in the Irish cultural centre in Hammersmith.

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prawlie (1611) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2011
Pint at the Goose in Bracknell. Creamy cream coloured head on a black beer. The head hangs around for quite a while. Bitter taste with a bit of coffe. Also a hint of sweetness. Smells alright, but give any details due to the smell of fish and chips from a nearby table! Alright stout, although probably not kept as well as it could be at this venue.

3
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Never been really impressed with this. It is usually my default when I’m out drinking if bars don’t have anything exciting. Nice creamy texture, and has some nice roast and coffee flavors. But that’s about it.

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MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2011
I’ve had loads of pints of this over the years. The iconic appearance makes this an attractive beer but I think it is let down by the taste. A good classic beer but there are loads if better stouts/porters available.

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Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Fine head, lasting and creamy, Black - like coffee. Lightly sweet nose. Light body and medium length, very soft and low carb. Taste is lightly bitter with tones of bitter chockolate, ashes. Not my cup of thea.

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slabas (3) - - MAR 19, 2012 does not count
Decent beer, and I really like the foam the most. goes down smooth, not too bitter.


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