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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4833   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bugbbq99 (19) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Itís Guinness and itís good. Itís a meal in a bottle. íNuff said.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
LadyBeerLover (70) - Benton, Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
a lot of people rated can better i found bottle better...still strong..but tastes ok..specialy for someone who dont care to much for darks.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kumite56 (472) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2003 Much better than the bottled variety. Great appearance. Lasting stiff tan head. The visiual aspects dont get any better than this beer. On the aroma and flavor side, aroma was light and malty. Palate still dissapoints. Taste was ok with the coffee and toasty taste. Not my favorite but I can see why it has it followers.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2002
On Draft this is simply one of the best Stouts there is.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
poolshark99 (10) - Garden CIty, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2002
I love dark beers occasionaly. Going from a light beer to a dark beer is like going from soup to steak. Light is just swallowed. With a nice thick dark beer like guinness you gotta chew it!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sixpack595 (13) - USA - DEC 16, 2002
Great looking beer, great head, good flavor. Best part about it is you can get it almost everywhere. Bad part is few sellers can pour a decent pint. Good beer if served correctly.

2.4
   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.

2.4
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5605) - 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!

1.1
   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.


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