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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5021   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Nitro-can, nitro-keg and nitro-bottle; Filtered
Usually called Draught; sometimes called Cold or Extra Cold - same beer, but served colder. Abv ranges from 4.1 to 4.3 % depending on where it was brewed (Guinness exports a hopped and concentrated wort to regional breweries who then brew it on site).
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [draft at Heinz Field - Pittsburgh, PA] A beautiful roasted aroma. Rich black coloring with a thick dirty tan head. Initial taste of chocolate, coffee and malt with a slightly bitter aftertaste, but not too strong. There is nothing more beautiful than watching a freshly poured Guinness settle. The swirling creamy tan color as the head gets smaller and smaller and the black of the stout gets bigger in the glass. [[RE-RATE 3/26/05]] - The more I have this beer, the less I like it. It just does not taste good at all. It is not bad, but I have just found other stouts that are much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Nice dark color with aromas of roasted malt. Nice chocolate mouth with just enough bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mf82 (1) - USA - DEC 16, 2003 does not count
yum yum i just love the taste of it, and its irish. what more could you want from a beer?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2004 A True favorite. The only thing better than the beautiful opaque black appearance and the creamy texture is the perfect, rich, nutty flavor. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 hints of chocolate and espresso coffee, slightly bitter roasted malts, devine creamy mouthfeel. you've gotta try atleast a few guiness's before you decide you don't like them, can be an aquired taste and there's a slight metallic taste that some people tend to home in on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mjgdawg (13) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Always has been my favorite beer, awesome color and head, aroma and taste are second to none.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6177) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2003
From the nitrous ball bottle ... authentic enough with the waterfall suds and milky head! This is like drinking chocolate milk! Vaguely coffee'd and a hint of sweetness. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evinal (49) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Been drinking gunniess for so many years, even though i have so many favorite beers. This will always have aplace in my heart. thick, dark, dry,CLASSIC

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dayvejohnson (4) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2003 does not count
I love Guinness. Its thick dark appearance and frothy head make for an enjoyable drinking experience. A staple in my fridge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2004 The mother of stouts!! Totally black body and a nice creamy beige head that lasts a life time!! Very creamy taste with notes of liquorice, chocolate, coffee and smoke. An average stout, but good for beginners!!

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