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


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RATINGS: 4903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeekedOut (22) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Smooth, tasty, great smell. One of the better beers you can get in your grocer's freezer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
Had on draft at Maynard's in Excelsior, MN. It came in a frosted glass (point deduction for the restaurant). It looked great - creamy head with bubbles so small it looked like whipped cream on a hot drink. Smelled OK, but totally lacked flavor. I know it is a dry stout, but for such rich mouth feel, I need more flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2003
Dark in colour, nice thick beige head. Coffee-like, roasty nose. Smooth and well-balanced, medium body, coffee like and mild bitter. Aftertaste is roasty, more coffee-like and long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2003
This is awesome. I hate to hear people say that they have to cut guiness with a knife because it's so thick. It is so smooth and creamy and tastes lighter than most beers. Car bombs are awesome. Guinness is something I will always savor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jek803 (41) - USA - SEP 16, 2003
They say you taste a Gunniess with your eyes first, and that's a good thing...it is a great looking beer. It also has a silky mouthfeel with a nice roasted coffee taste. Nice subtle bite on the finish as well. I'm sure there are better, but not a b

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 Comfort food for the beer lover. Coffee, cocoa, roasted malt. Sweet bitter and dry all at the same time. A feast for the senses.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2003
14.9 oz draught can, ½ pint glass, 42 degrees. Large, thick, creamy, tan head is completely lasting and is on a black body with ruby edges. Milk chocolate, mild coffee, roasted grain malt (Light); flowery hops (Light); oak and smoke notes (Light). Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderately bitter finish. Smokiness is much more pronounced in the flavor and is very ashtray like (gets worse as the beer warms). Medium-light body, watery/creamy texture, flat carbonation. The bottom line is: not much good going on here and it gets worse as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2005 This great beer is one of the best stouts in the world. No matter where you are now because of the invention of the widget you can always enjoy a guinness draught as long as its cold. its head aroma and unique taste pay homage to the great counrty it is from.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2004 Hard to get into anymore. The nitro kills the aroma, the palate gets thinned out, and the roastiness doesn’t hold up well. In beer wasteland, it’s ok, but too many tap spaces are wasted on this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (11661) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2003
Keg, Pasteurised. We all know what it loos like but the flavour has definitely become thinner over the years. There is still the dry, coffee like almost powdery mouthfeel. There is a treacely finish, but ultimate experience, I think not!

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