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


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RATINGS: 4499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JOHNCONOR (23) - USA - MAR 23, 2014
Guinness. Look up stout in the dictionary and you’ll find a nice frothy pint of Guinness staring back at you. Hell, look up beer and more often than not you’ll get a nice Guinness glamour shot. It was really the first beer that lodged itself in my mind, for whatever reason. The color, the majesty… it was unlike anything else. This aint Heineken or Stella… this is a man’s brew plain and simple. The beer you drink after a hard day of manual labor cranking out to the tune of federal mandated minimum wage. No frills, get ready for a shake and 5%. Those wearing suits and ties should not bother, Hein and Stella are a couple doors down. As a general rule if you can support yourself with your fed gov job stick to those brews that you can see through and find in any gas station across this great country. Guinness Draught pours like oil, with a nice off white khaki head. In fact of the hundreds of beer I have had this one claims best head. I mean it’s silly what the foamy head looks like…textbook. You can use it in your ball point pens if things get desperate. The taste is rich and elegant, if you have the right palate. I snagged a case of this before St. Patrick’s day… 25 bucks and I did a little number crunching and I was sipping this beer at the low price of 1.15 per pint. If you can find that deal you are either on bath salts in solitary in Pelican Bay or you got lucky. Either way… Enjoy. JCMc

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
weedster (9) - - MAR 23, 2014 does not count
pleasant lightness leaves me craving for more viscous and vicious stout or more smoke taste. black, lightly sour, lightly bitter, light sweetness, light body, soft carbonation, bitter finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leduardol (8) - - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
Espuma generosa e cremosa! Amargor leve que possibilita ótimo deinkbility. Notas de torrado e cafe. Uma stout leve. Seja lata ou na pressão, as diferenças são mínimas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mixxyb (1) - - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
Best drank in Ireland where served properly, avoid inferior versions claiming to be the real McCoy. Hello Spain , are you listening?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aleksander9 (282) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 Guinness delivers the best appearance i have ever seen on a stout. Black with a very nice creamy head. The head looks more like a well made smoothie than a beer head. Good lacing too. Aroma is roasted malt, some caramel, cold coffee, some burnt notes and some floral hops. Round and somewhat citric mouth feel with low carbonation. Aftertaste is Floral hop bitterness, roasted malt and lingering cold coffee. Overall: A classic. Well brewed. I would love a bigger version of this with the same impressive head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BRW (628) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 19, 2014
On tap. Black colour with creamy tan head. Roasted aroma. Roasted, watery taste. Light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
78samh (66) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle pours black with lots of thick, creamy foam. Tastes of cold coffee, roasted barley and a slight hop bitterness. The ol’ stand-by for stouts. Easy to drink a bunch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dandeman (451) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
A light and watery stout that doesn’t impress me at all. Canette de 440ml. L’olfactif présente quelques petits accents de café, de chocolat noir et de roti. Il manque un peu de puissance mais les notes de chocolat sont bien senties. Le visuel est tout un spectacle. L’azote agit au maximum; les bulles s’éparpillant dans tout le liquideet remontant à la surface pour donner une mousse d’une densité inouie. On dirait même que la mousse va figer. Le liquide est noir et il est impossible d’y percevoir quoi que ce soit au travers. La mousse est éternelle et se colle partout aux parois du verre. Les notes de l’entrée de bouche sont café et chocolat fleur de sel. La minceur de la texture est surprenante et donne l’impression de boire un verre d’eau dans lequel on aurait rajouté du café et du sel. On y perçoit également de légères notes de caramel et de roties brulées. Quoique assez sèche en bouche, on y perçoit très peu de houblons. Une stout légère, très aqueuse, qui ne m’impressionne pas du tout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redtechnj (185) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Appearance- Midnight black with a creamy thick head. Excellent lacing. Aroma- Roasted malts, mostly burnt roasted scent. Flavor- mostly roasted malt with a touch of sweetness, very smooth and creamy. much lighter than I expected from the color.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crlnts (70) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Pours guinnessy, opaque black, lasting creamy head. Verry mellow taste. Light body, bitterness is minimal. Enjoyable though.

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