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Guinness Draught Extra Cold - Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Draught  Extra ColdGuinness Draught  Extra Cold

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428 Ratings
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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 20.11%

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-15-2007)
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Photo of Poormon79

New York

5/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A. The dark amber look. About a finger of head. Thick delicious head. Creamy look

S. Roasted malts

T. Thick full taste. Awesome. To say the least...its Guinness

M. Enjoyable. Full taste. Distinctive taste

D. Could sit around and drink this all day if i was rich. Great with food

Final Thoughts: My favorite Beer of all. Could drink this delightful beer all day, granted i could pay for it. Cost isnt an option though for what i enjoy. Try it if your a stought fan. The can made it nice cuz it was on sale

Serving type: nitro-can

05-10-2009 05:46:25 | More by Poormon79
Photo of Iceman74

5/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best beer I have ever had, hands down. The creaminess of this beer is matched by no other. The chocolate, coffe flavors come straight through, with no after taste. Not to heavy, not to light. Simply perfect. The model which all stouts are made after.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2012 06:01:41 | More by Iceman74
Photo of Stro23m


4.9/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I Love this beer more than any other stout, its classic and delicious.

reminds me of cold good coffee.

my mom hates beer and when i got her to try a sip from nitro can poured into glass she said she was suprised and enjoyed it.

Not the most punch u in the face stout out there but has very good flavor to be a stout.

i love the bitter choclate and coffe flavor to this beer.

This beer is best if u can find it on tap not regular tap but on nitro tap.

A- dark almost black
S- malt
T- delicious if u like stouts
M- creamy thicker than most beers
D- if you like stouts this is probobly the most drinkable one out there.

overall impression= this beer is sexy and seductive

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-09-2008 04:35:02 | More by Stro23m
Photo of faroutadventure


4.9/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Not sure why any one would give this great beer an F? It is super!!

A- It is undeniable that guinness has one of the most impresive pours ever. The fall from chocolate milk to black is breath taking. It's head holds a rich tan brown nicely.

S Chocolate, with roasted barley. Espresso coffee.

T- Dark roast , espresso coffee. This is quickly followed by dry roast. The finish is sweet, this is strange because the sweet usually comes first. Bitter stings the end.

M- Surprisingly light to the avid beer drinker, yet very smooth going all the way down. It coats your insides, and you can feel it reach your stomach happily.

D- Super , keep going back for more. A classic.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

Serving type: nitro-bottle

09-27-2010 04:26:18 | More by faroutadventure
Photo of Insomnicat

North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Gorgeous dark brew! Several fingers of beautiful thick cream head.

S - I don't smell much at all

T - This is the one beer that I compare all stouts to. Chocolate and malt notes.

M - Like drinking water, only more tasty.

D - 4.2% ABV. 'nuff said.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 00:07:58 | More by Insomnicat
Photo of rockie

Manitoba (Canada)

4.7/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

One of those beers that has an acquired taste, but once acquired you'll always love it. Either warm or cold it delivers a smooth taste.
Although somewhat expensive, that's not the beers fault. Comes with crazy collectors stuff and its iconic glasses are known worldwide, no wonder its been around for 256 years.
Go Ireland !

Serving type: can

10-22-2010 21:35:49 | More by rockie
Photo of beerlover3692


4.65/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ahhhh....what a beer

nitro bottle poured into a pint glass. cant remember a date.
there's a lot going on in this beer. The cascading bubbles, the color, everything about this one makes it enjoyable. when they say "its like drinking a meal" they don't lie
whoever "they" are

A guinnes is always a fine choice


Serving type: nitro-bottle

08-19-2009 04:51:30 | More by beerlover3692
Photo of CaptJackHarkness

New York

4.63/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black/ruby with creamy mocha beige head. Does not produce much of the "Fall", the waterfall cascade effect of the effervescent carbonation!
Head is well lasting, laces the glass nicely. The taste is of coffee and dark unsweetened chocolate and a tangy bite of bitterness. The nitro bottle is the closest thing to bringing the pub home!

Serving type: nitro-bottle

09-22-2011 23:08:55 | More by CaptJackHarkness
Photo of dfranks


4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a wonderful beer. Poured this into my glass and really enjoyed this one. Personally I dont think you can go wrong with a Guinness. Very dark (could not see through when held up to light) wonderful smell and just a really nice thick taste.

While I really enjoy their extra stout and anniversary beer, I personally think this is my favorite.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

08-05-2009 00:07:22 | More by dfranks
Photo of guinness310


4.45/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured into a nonic glass...

A: A reddish mahogany body supports a thick off-white creamy head (the tiny bubbles are due to the nitro)Great head retention.

s: Dark malts and Coffee-like notes are not too strong but definitely evident.

T: Roasted malts and a coffee-like taste swims inside my mouth. silky to the touch as to the pour. its a mild bodied beer, and although the palate is not too stimulated, this non-carbonated drink is very smooth and easy to drink. good lacing. very high drinkablility. A Definite pleasure!

Serving type: nitro-can

09-13-2009 22:34:43 | More by guinness310
Photo of stingrayvr6

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After a summer in Ireland, Guinness is easily my favorite beer. Unfortunately, the only proper way to have one is from a tap in Ireland and poured by someone who knows the right way to do it. Of all of the Guinness products available in the USA, this comes closest. It is not quite as flavorful as in Ireland, but smooth and with the right feel. Excellent, particularly with dinner, goes down as smooth as water.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

03-11-2009 20:13:41 | More by stingrayvr6
Photo of CrescentLake

New York

4.35/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

THIS BEER REALLY EXISTS, BUT NONE OF THESE REVIEWS ARE REVIEWING IT!!...and it's definitely not the beer in the picture. THE BOTTLE IN THE PICTURE IS THE SAME RECIPE AS THE CANNED "DRAUGHT," except it says 'serve extra cold.' In Scotland , and rarely in Ireland you will find a pub that has the appropriate nitro-tap. And this is exclusively on a nitro tap, which means the appearance, mouthfeel, and drinkability are incredible. BUT aside from the temp difference, I've heard the malt is slightly different from the typically draft. We used to slam these delisciously refreshing perfect examples of a good roasted barley, nightly ,when I lived in scotland. It deserves a better rating.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-07-2008 04:11:15 | More by CrescentLake
Photo of TonyElOso


4.35/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This is a beer most people think of when they think of dense/dark beer (although if you ask any dark beer drinkers, it isn't that dense).

The selling point of this beer is its dark body with creamy white head. It's a phenominal appearance overall but the taste isn't for everyone.

Its a bitter boggy taste that doesn't give a sharp carbonated bite. It's smooth and very flavorful but its again not for everyone.

Serving type: nitro-tap

12-20-2009 07:35:55 | More by TonyElOso
Photo of chuckiebobphil


4.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lets just start by saying that I wasn't the biggest beer drinker until I started drinking this. I really do enjoy this beer and its got a great flavor and full body and the color is something to be liked as well. This beer kicks ass and a good one to start drinking with

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 18:43:26 | More by chuckiebobphil
Photo of colts9016


4.22/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very thick and dark chocolaty color with a nice head two finger head. The pour brings nice aromas of licorice and coffee a healthy malty back bone with a hint of esters.
The tastes is full body malty hints of chocolate, coffee and hops.
It is a very good beer drink with a smooth hint of coffee at the finish. Enjoyed this beer

Serving type: nitro-bottle

12-06-2008 20:05:59 | More by colts9016
Photo of plaid75

New York

4.2/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It has the same characteristics as standard Guinness Draught, except it is chilled to a few degrees below the normal serving temperature.

I must say that for as much as I loved the Guinness in Ireland, the Extra Cold was an unexpected treat. The few extra degrees really made a difference for me, as it made the stout even more drinkable than it already is without affecting the flavor.

I recommend that if in Ireland you seek Extra Cold out.

Serving type: nitro-tap

03-13-2007 13:50:08 | More by plaid75
Photo of A380

Manitoba (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous dark ruby colour with the greatest light tan head. The nitrogen bubbles are really a work of art :) AMAZING!
tastes a little watered down but has hints of burnt coffee and an amazing smooth flow in your mouth. Drinks really easily and i find it not to be as heavy as everyone says.. people say its a meal in a cup.. i find after 5 or 6 yeah you feel full but that like many beers.
awesome beer and its just really cool!

Serving type: nitro-can

10-06-2010 03:29:59 | More by A380
Photo of viperpiper522


4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- It is undeniable that guinness has one of the most impreesive entrances ever. The fall from chocolate milk to black is breath taking. It's head holds a rich sandy brown nicely. With lady-like lacing as you take in the brew.

S Slightly chocolate, with roasted barley. Reminds me of coming home in the middle of a snow storm and your grandmom has some fresh barley stew going on the fire.

T- Sharp entrance, a little sour almost. This is quickly followed by dry roast. The finish is sweet, this is strange because the sweet usually comes first. Bitter stings the end.

M- Surprisingly light to the avid beer drinker, yet very smooth going all the way down. It coats your insides, and you can feel it reach your stomach happily.

D- I find myself drawn to it whenever it is on tap.
It makes it extra special wen the person pouring knows how to.

Serving type: nitro-can

07-08-2007 05:38:01 | More by viperpiper522
Photo of Mebuzzard


4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ran across this in London. I wonder if it's the same as the Guinness 39 (I've never seen that one). This is served 3 Celcius degrees colder than original draught.
Looks the same. Pitch black body, nice white head. Good pour, barman. No shamrock, though.
Smells the same as well.
Tastes the same; perhaps a bit smoother. Not quite as dry, and even more the same as it warms.
No improvement. Still a good brew as Guinness is one of my favorite mass produced beers.

Serving type: nitro-tap

01-15-2007 22:43:53 | More by Mebuzzard
Photo of roddwolff


4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A: Dark brown color, almost black, the foamy head is thin and very compact, has a plastic tube inside that makes noise when you shake the bottle;

S: Just malt with coffee essence;

T: Malt with coffee and biscuit essences;

M: Very bitter, low carbonation and lightweight body;

D: Very rich, easy to drink and low abv, makes this beer exceptional to drink in excess.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 21:42:33 | More by roddwolff
Photo of froghop


4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

don't know the difference between this "extra cold" and the regular guinness draught, but i digress.

dark black with brown creamy waves throughout, large creamy beige head, excellent lacing.

smells of milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla.

taste is creamy, bakers and milk chocolate, touch of vanilla bean ice cream, some coffee, end is slightly bitter and dry, excellent mouthfeel, creamy while drinking and dry after the swallow.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2008 00:40:31 | More by froghop
Photo of steanu


4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Guinness is a great Beer. I like this version but I really prefer it on tap. My problem is that it gets warm pretty easily and when its warm it's kind of hard to drink. It goes down smooth and it great on it's own. Sometimes I am in the mood for a Guinness. I love it even more on Tap. I am not a fan when it's in a can. Nitro Bottle and Tap are the way to go.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

05-14-2009 17:06:33 | More by steanu
Photo of BeerMasterD


4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours chocolate milk color into black with the creamiest of tan heads.
S- Aroma is soft and roasted, not much going on.
T- Roasted almost smokey, creamy soft chocolate, delicious but not intense. Perfect amount of malt.
M- Very creamy and smooth, just right.
O- A damn good beer, as always.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

09-27-2010 21:18:47 | More by BeerMasterD
Photo of Cheeseydude


4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is black like coffee with a white creamy head. The smell is is on the mild side with a dash of a typical porter, if I dare to say. The taste is smooth, creamy, and light. Its like the bud light for porters/ stouts, in a good way though. This beer doesn't have any carbonation which make this quite a unique experience. There is something about this beer that is oddly addicting. It Finishes smooth and mild with a slight malt aftertaste creeping though at the end. This beer is truly a one of a kind in fact, I can't think of another beer in the world that is quite like this. But if someone knows of one, LET ME KNOW...

Serving type: nitro-can

11-07-2010 16:14:01 | More by Cheeseydude
Photo of yemenmocha


4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours near black with tan head. Head is a little small compared to nitro can that I'm accustomed to for this beer.

Nose is a little weak - some roasty malts and nougat.

On palate this beer has a mild roastiness, thin body, fairly dry, and extremely easy to drink.

Finish is somewhat short and roasty.

Serving type: nitro-bottle

06-05-2008 05:10:37 | More by yemenmocha
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Guinness Draught Extra Cold from Guinness Ltd.
80 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.