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Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Bitter
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Available in the U.K. Sold in the widget-type can.


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
Our biggest slug slayer to date, though a very nasty drink. Why would they think this was a good idea? Reputation shot for me.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4033) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2012
WoW. Goes from a thick cloudy beige colour, to a deep nice golden colour with a thick creamy off white head. Fruity and a mild caramel malt aroma. Creamy texture. A bit light body. Fruity and caramel malt in the flavour.
[Can from a trade with tommann]

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
0.44l can. My god! This is a crazy pour! Milky white from the can, when it settles I see a clear beautiful warming-amber body with a big fantastic creamy head. This took me by surprise, and it looks really nice! The aroma is more subtle with some thin caramel sweetness and hints of zesty fruits. Itís as near as flat on the carbonation and it has a thin oily body. Flavors are, just like the mouthfeel, typical Guinness light roasted. Also, some thin watery caramel blended with both ripe zest, a mild nutty bitterness and not really much more. A bit dull in flavor, but shockingly beautiful in the looks. 28.07.2012

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
tommann (2488) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
440ml can. Pours dark orange with a large, widget head. Aroma is fruity malt and spicy bread. Taste is flavourless. Watery and flat. Some caramel.

2.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
undercurrent25 (1335) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Smooth and creamy well balanced not much else going on, very typical widget type smoothflow bitter similar to Boddingtons and Caffreys

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
goozen (2726) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2010
Can 0,5ltr: First Guinness i drunk thats aint opaque black, but amberbrown. Slightly dry with hints of fruit and caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2009
440ml can, as pictured. Widget-"driven" can pours a huge, monstrously creamy off-white head with good retention. Clear, nutty brown colour. Rather fain aroma of malt and caramel. No carbonation (left), very smooth, but essentially thin, mouth feel. Taste is very similar to Boddingtonís and John Smith Extra Smooth, but a bit more characterfully maltish, with some caramel here, too. Mildly bitter finish and faint, but lingering malty after taste. Not bad at all. Sessionable, straightforward - just donít expect much complexity here. Should not be drunk at too low a temperature.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2009
Malty aroma. Mahogany, large off-white head. Flavour is malty with caramel. Very watery. Finishes bitter with slight sweetish note. Would decidedly be better if it had more body to it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
martinboer (118) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2009
Can at home. Reddish colour. Carbonated with fast-receding head. Bitter, definitely; with distinctive Guinness flavour. Nutty flavour. Quite smooth and surprisingly good for a canned beer.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2008
Rubbish, a terrible idea. Guinness is overrated anyway, but pleasant enough. This is just a Boddies, John Smiths style bland tasteless dishwater in a can. Id suggests that the Americans on here who like this try a real ale from Britain rather than this filth


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