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


on tap

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RATINGS: 4876   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - JAN 28, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2003 First of all this beer has to be drunk only in Ireland. I don't know why in other countries the bitterness covers all the flavour. My rate is referred to the Guinness drank on tap at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin, where this beer is served at the right temperature, has a perfect appereance (ruby red colour, huge, creamy and persistent head) and a perfectly balanced flavour. For the Guinness on tap in Ireland the rate should be 4.2 . For the Guinness drank from the widget cans 3.8 . For the Guinness on tap outside Ireland less than 3.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6730) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Draught. Lasting (nitro) head. Body is dark brown. Aroma is lightly malty (strong coffee, roasted grain, dark chocolate). Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation. This beer survives entirely on name recognition and past reputation alone...with any other name, this would have a 2.8 average at best IMHO. Thin, watery, nearly odorless, bland, and light penetrates it even in a dim bar. My oldest brother tells stories of when this was opaque, complex, and rich, long ago. This is pure marketing nowadays, nothing more...watered down enough for any swiller to tolerate. And yes, I've had it in Dublin (in 2001). It's no better there either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2003 The description says it all. Good or bad this is usually the one different/import that you will find in most American bars if you want something other than your typical macro selection, thank goodness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
glassprison (4) - USA - JAN 25, 2003 does not count
Next to the tap, the can is the next best thing. Pour the "true pint" in a glass and watch the famous settling of a Guinness. The head is very creamy and the taste is complex, leaving a drinker wondering why they would ever drink anything less

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2003
Hearty, rich coffee notes and pretty smooth. A good beer, but not really my style though. Too bitter and seemed odd being creamy yet thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - JAN 24, 2003
The first Guiness I drank, it is good strong roasted barley flavor. It is more easy to drink the draught.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rel3 (9) - USA - JAN 24, 2003 does not count

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dunworley (4) - Crofton, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2003 does not count
My only negative to prevent this from being my perfect pint is the slight bitterness left on the palate. Other than that, this is the nectar of the gods.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OriginalCheeser (32) - USA - JAN 22, 2003
If the local bar has a bad tap system the can is teh way to go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 One of the very first imports I had as a young’n. Thick. Chocolatey and coffee-ish. Very good for the volume produced. Re-rate 3.22.2005: Had on tap in London. Much, much creamier head than what you get in the USA. It was like yogurt. If only I could get it this way at home.

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