Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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Available in cans, kegs and bottles with nitrogen and carbon dioxide. Pasteurised. Usually called Draught; sometimes called Cold or Extra Cold - same beer, but served colder.
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnth (19) - - SEP 20, 2014
On draught. Stouts always have a lovely appearance and guinness is the daddy of them all. Enticing in looks, this may be a lightweight tasting stout compared to some of those on the craft beer scene but it still packs more punch than some bland macro lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (183) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
Black beer with a cream-colored everlasting head. Taste is like roasted flavors with a creamy coffee finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chromeotaphor (36) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
Fris aroma, kolenzwart uiterlijk. Dun van smaak ontwikkelt zich langzaam, warme afdronk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippyHop (136) - CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Iím actually fairly surprised by the high ratings this beer has. I donít hate Guinness. In a bar serving only crappy macro beers, itís often my go-to sipper. (Mind you the older I get, the less time I spend in such bars.) Oh yeah, the beer. It looks great: jet black with that everlasting head. But everything about it is muted: the aroma, the taste - the carbonation.Thereís a bit of chocolate and coffee, roasted grain, and a finish just dry enough to make it sessionable. But compared to a big, bold craft stout (or even St-Ambroise), I donít see how Guinness can stack up.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
njbenz (4) - PHILIPPINES - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
greenclansman (804) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - SEP 8, 2014
Classic dry stout example and one of the first stouts I ever tried. Even though years have passed, and much better beers have been tried, Guinness is still a very pleasant session pub beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rolfc81 (63) - - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle...not as good as draft.............................................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camoes (124) - PORTUGAL - SEP 5, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 13A). Can 44 cl - Batch L4133GE002. AROMA: roasted coffe like aroma with cocoa notes. some faint alcoholic aromas. low esters and very low hop aromas. APPEARANCE: jet black color and opaque with ruby highlights. thick slight tanned head with good retention. TASTE: roasted flavours with a coffee-like dry finish. some chocolate sweet flavour. medium-low bitterness and no hop flavours. PALATE: medium-light body with a creamy sensation. low carbonation and no astringency. OVERALL: a good and creamy dry stout that maybe would benefit from a little more hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pkomar (50) - Poznan, POLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Roasty malts in aroma, a bit of chocolate and coffee. Not too complex. Appearance: Guinness - no need to explain. No sweetness, very small bitterness. Extremely drinkable, very smooth and creamy, very low carbonation. This, for me (and for many other, Iím sure), is a definition of a dry stout. Perfect, session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Banksiz (29) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Caramel-roasty nose with a phenolic cough-drop overtones. Moderate sweetness, with a roasty bitter finish with a slight astringency. Creamy texture, a lightly flat and watery palate--might be a bit oxidized. Really, not as good as what many of our west coast craft breweries are doing now

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