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


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RATINGS: 4817   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
JerseysBeast (19) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2002
Iím not a huge fan of guinness in the first place, but this is exceptionally bad. No carbonation and it taste is somewhat reminisent of black coffee served cold. If it werenít for that nifty widget inside, it wouldnít be worth drinking at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Todlich99 (8) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2002 does not count
I doubt my ratings numbers can reflect anything but the sheer mediocrity of this mass-marketed boring beer thatís more of an image and heritage-association beer than anything of real quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5571) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2004 Always a winner! - at least when the alternatives are average lagers. The bitter and coffee-like aftertaste may not be a favourite with everyone. Rerate: Well, I'll never turn down a Guinness - but still has to take off a few points. It's good, but not THAT good!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2002
Extremely Overrated I watch people buying this highly marketed swill, to me its just foul. Nitrogen ?, makes this even worse than it already is. A week ago I spent the evening drinking Alpha Klaus at the maproom in Chicago and when we went to dinner, & I thought this was their best choice. Whats up with that anyway a supposed 4 star resturant and they donít have a beer in the place I could rate over a 2. Guniness is swill, line it up next to a Speedway,Bells,etc and they all blow this one away. Sure those may be different types of stouts, but this one is still a loser,NOT Recommended, let us call it the Budweiser of stouts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DOdubble (92) - UVA, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2003 This beer looks, smells, and tastes great, cuz it is. Too bad its so expensive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2004 Black clear body with thick creamy lasting lacing head. Watery body and light carbonation, almost as smooth as milk on draught or out of can. Light roasted character, but after trying many other stouts, this is pretty much one-dimensional.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fly (1420) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 12, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Still Guinness, but by what degree - not too sure. Marketing, marketing, marketing. This was sampled at a company function and unlike the SERVE COLD AS ICE bar manor, these were delivered without being chilled and no time left make right. No real good words to say, just rather have a foregn export or nothing or something else.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2951) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2002
I remember the first time I had a Guinness, and I was amazed that a beer could be so dark and thick and full of flavour. A few years down the road, and after many servings of St. Ambroise Oatmeal and other wonderful stouts, Iíve come to recognize Guinness for what it really is - a beer that was presumably great in itís time, but that has fallen victim to cultural homogenization and corporate greed to become a shadow of itís former self. But having said that, itís often the best thing on tap in an average bar, and if you can get it served to you by someone who knows how to pull it properly, itís still really cool to watch it settle in the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ProstmanSux (102) - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Hey iím Irish, and if you donít like this your not truely Irish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2002
Itís Guiness in a can, but itís not too bad.

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