RateBeer
overall
87
93
style
Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 4690   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Re-Rate 12/05/02: Pours the color all beer should be ’Dark’, black if you prefer. Wonderful creamy head, tons of lace, and that distinctive ’Guinness’ nose, roasted and toasted malt with hints of chocolate. Malt start, medium middle, dry finish with a nice hop presence, basically no carbonation, smooth and creamy rich. Not as good as getting a pint at the ’Gate’, but quite drinkable nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2002
A really wonderful beer. Heavy tones of coffee, smooth full body, a light tang to keep you awake. Unfortunately, much thinner in the States than in the UK.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
relwin (20) - Cardiff, California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
The defacto dry stout. Had it in London where it was pulled properly. Very enjoyable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Hell yes. If you buy Guinness on tap, all the flavor is more pronounced. This is the best dry stout ever, I think. Appearance is so classic it’s worth ten points. Watching the beer settle is an event in itself. I have to give it a 5, since this is such a classic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 4, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2004 Ok...so I'm rating the one I had at the Guinness Hopstore in Dublin. I'd give it more than 5 appearance points if possible, but alas, I'm limited to 5. Velvety smooth, wonderfully bitter yet somewhat roasted up front, but this all quickly dissipates to sourness. I used to like this a lot more than I do now. I've come to prefer Murphys in this stout category, and sweeter stouts overall. I guess I'm not a huge fan of the sour stout thing, and I feel that this one in particular is overrated.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MTNMAN509 (14) - Goleta, California, USA - DEC 3, 2002
this brew is the SHIT. You can never go wrong with a thick pint of guinness. I wouldnt tke any beer over this. pour me a pint!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
magruffltd (10) - USA - DEC 3, 2002
The perfect beer. Guinness is the benchmark to rate all other beers against.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2006 Much better across the pond. Still one of the better stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2002
Very tasty and always better than your average beer. Better from the can, it gives better head!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Good strong stout. Could use a little less on the bite though.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 403 404 405  406  407 408 409 » 469


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50