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


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RATINGS: 4563   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
This bitter, foaming black brew is one of the great alcoholic beverages of all time. I usually drink it by itself, but Iíve had it with hamburgers too, which worked well. Avoid the bottled version, though; it bears only superficial resemblance to the draught product.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2004 For a large volume mass produced stout, is consistent relative to other mass produced Irish style stout competitors. This beer generally gets more respect than it deserves, however it is still one of my favorite accessable stouts. Guinness for strength

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Colpitts (59) - Sussex, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 14, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2003 This is great, never had any thing like it. Roasted taste, think head, goeas down easier that water, mmmmmmmmm!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2002
one of if not my favorite beers. Its always smooth & creamy. this beer is like heaven on my lips. i canít get enough of it sometimes. the way it goes down is like none other

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2450) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2002
Thick, creamy head. Smooth, soft flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2003 Went out for lunch, the only beers available were from AB or the Guinness draught, I got the Guinness, it does have a nice appearance, black in color with a huge creamy tan head, weak roasty aroma, bland and weak flavor, it is thin and watery, yet has a creamy mouthfeel from the nitro, overall very bland and flavorless, not much going on here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 10, 2002
Although this classic now has competition, it is still unique. Soft,yet dry-with a hoppy,woody tone to it. Not really sweet, which is nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
iggysam2000 (38) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2002
Itís a good beer definitly, the carbon dioxide ball is great releases just the right amount of fome, but my problem lies in the taste its much to bitter for me, im notreally into the black beers especialy like this to quote skankiní pickle this is íthick ass stroutí its to thick to put down fast

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2002
The pitch black Gunness look is unmistakable. A very good beer, with a distinct taste. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerManiac6699 (11) - USA - JUN 7, 2002
The original stout as far as I am concerned. Used to be my favorite until I tried Murphyís...

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