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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4872   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Deep black with a nice creamy head. Srong taste...kind of like coffee. I love having this beer....heavy and somewhat strong.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Draught in the bottle. Everything started out nice, good head, color, aroma. Then came the taste. Sorry, this is the second time I've had this beer and my taste and opinion hasn't changed. Very light, watery tasting. The aftertaste came out like tasting bacon. Just no character from this beer. Has an old coffee-like taste to it. Still, can't wait to try the original in Ireland.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Jet black with a creamy head. Roasty, dry aroma. Light roasty-dry flavor. Needs a little more body and flavor--I find it too thin for a stout. Otherwise, it's good for a macro.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shotgun1431 (128) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Rich creamy head. Nice woody flavor. The after taste is good but could be better. I really like this beer and would recommend it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gearwar (56) - Rochester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Im sure most people that are on this website have tried Guinness at some point, so I will keep this short. Its great tasting, heavy as hell, and makes a perfect beer for doing car bombs, which I might add is the best drink around

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EYEdrinkFREELY (24) - warren, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2003
guinness. wow. i went from bud lite to guinness within 4 years of drinking. it's a classic. the head is smooth and beautiful. it's like a liquid meal in a tall cup. i think i could live on this stuff just about.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Obviously a classic. Out of the draught can or on tap only, please (unless your're cooking). The off-white head is a brilliant contrast to the black liquid beneath. Smooth, creamy, rich, and, despite many people's misconceptions, very unfilling. An 8 pack goes down well during an all day BBQ. A floater on Arrogant Bastard is a great exercise in beer drinking bliss.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2003
A delicious looking stout. Dark black in color. Very creamy off-white head. This beer is somewhat thin in flavor for me. It has very little carbonation and almost tatses watered down. I prefer the extra stout if I am going to drink Guinness. I still enjoy going to a bar and drinking draught pitchers though.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Quite simply the greatest beer on earth. For those of you who aren't sold on Guinness, I implore you to have a pint from an Irish pub, complete with the shamrock. It will change your life.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Could be more intense. The beer is quite coffe, chocolate like. Filling and satisfying. I love the nitrogen bubbles. Drink with coconut pound cake.


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