Guinness Draught Extra Cold | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Draught  Extra ColdGuinness Draught  Extra Cold

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Guinness Ltd.

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mebuzzard on 01-15-2007

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Photo of Sammy
2.58/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to Mr. Russev for bringing from Europe. Coffee and sugar aroma. Opaque dark brown with off-white head. Noticeably thin mouthfeel, though creamy from the nitro. Like old coffee grounds bitterness. Horrid really. We know they can make a drinkable version.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Served on nitro-tap in Glasgow, Scotland, in a Guinness pint glass. The pour was a well-executed double pour, though I didn't stopwatch him. I'm a huge Guinness (and stout) fan, so I'm excited to see how different this is.

A: Brilliant bubble show; tan creamy wonderful head of excellent retention. Looks exactly like Guinness draught back home in Galway, Ireland.

Sm: Toffee, coffee, chocolate, roast, barley.

T: All of the notes from the nose. Creamier finish than the Guinness draught in Ireland. Balanced and brilliant. Not as bitter as Irish Guinness draught. The roast is different, shifted more towards the finish. The serving temperature dulls the flavour a bit.

Mf: Smoother than draught. A bit less dry on the climax, but even American Guinness draught is that way.

Dr: Sure I'd have it again, but in Glasgow's real ale/cask ale scene, why bother? Guinness draught is better outright. The price is right, but the abv is low.

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Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.62/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Nitro bottle purchased at Total Wine in Alexandria. Glad to have that zero taken out of my profile. Only one to go now. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

The pour is nearly a thing of beauty. The nitro pellet really does its job. Body is pitch black. The head is just barely off white and skies up a few fingers with good retention and quite a bit of lacing. Each swirl creates three layers--black up to a mix of brownish-black bubbles and then the white head. Really pretty. From there, downhill.

The nose brings some very light chocolate and roasted malt. It's hiding in the background. Some light toffee as well. The flavor is a bit unappetizing. There's too much toffee and not enough roast. The creaminess further enhances the toffee flavor. I think there's probably a touch of diacetyl in there, but not too much. Mild roast that really doesn't come through until the finish, which is too dry. Not a big fan of this one, other than looking at it.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of vfgccp
3.87/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: This isn't the best looking pour of Guinness I have seen, but even so, it's a pretty sight. The beer is dark brown, bordering on black. The head is thick, creamy and leaves a thick sheet of lacing around the perimeter of the glass.

S: The aroma could be bigger, but the beer itself isn't grandiose. Scents include chocolates, cream and very subtle roast.

T: The flavor is simple and straightforward. I have been told that this beer is of much higher quality when consumed at the source in Dublin. Chocolate is the dominant flavor, with a hint of bitterness in the back.

M: Incredibly smooth and creamy. Thin bodied and very low alcohol presence.

D: Overall, this is an ubiquitous beer and nothing amazing. That being said, I enjoy it, and will often choose it when at a bar and must choose between this and the usual macro suspects.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of drabmuh
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I have suspicion that this beer is the same as the "Guinness Draught" beer under this link

This is a NITRO bottle gifted to me by the other Matt, a.k.a. Huhzubendah. Finally, there are no ZEROS on my profile. Pretty fun.

Beer is poured into an imperial pint glass. Beer is brown and clear with a cascading head of nitrogen bubbles that settles to a creamy frothy head of tiny bubbles that stays until the end leaving the glass uniformly coated with lacing. Its a Guinness, on draught it looks the best but this comes close.

Aroma is weak, slightly roasty. I have a theory that the nitrogen interferes with a beers aroma.

Beer is thin, this is the beer that people say its bread in a glass. Its about as light as beer can get. Its creamy in the mouth. Its a little sweet, its a little roasty, finishes cleanly. I pounded it in a few minutes without realizing it. I could drink a dozen of these.

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Photo of tone77
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 14.9 oz. nitro can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts and slightly sweet. Taste is also rather mild, some malts, much less flavor than some other Guinness stouts. Feels creamy in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.13/5  rDev +20.8%
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.

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Photo of plaid75
4.19/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of waddellc2
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.15/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

GIves a dark pour, 1" brown head with excellent retention. Aroma was a little roast, chocolate malt, nothing too big.

Taste, more roast, smooth, dry, a little roast but a thin mouthfeel. Almost no hopping. Kind of weak. The usual coffee and chocolate from the malt feels.

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Photo of bylerteck
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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