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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Nitro-can, nitro-keg and nitro-bottle; Filtered
Usually called Draught; sometimes called Cold or Extra Cold - same beer, but served colder. Abv ranges from 4.1 to 4.3 % depending on where it was brewed (Guinness exports a hopped and concentrated wort to regional breweries who then brew it on site).
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2003
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 Full marks for appearance, of course. Inoffensive and empty. This is a session beer for when you are too tired to want to contemplate what you're drinking.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2003
the single greatest beer ever created in the history of the world period..u cant beat a pint from the down the pub love it all hail guinness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
micheller (14) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2003
i don't like coffee beers....yuck it is to dark and too thick....this beer is only for hh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Pours a beautiful onyx color out of the nitro bottle. I know, it says to drink straight from the bottle, but I think it tastes just as good out of a pint. Nice creamy, frothy head. Silky mouth feel, aroma of toasted malts mostly chocolate. Nice slight bitter tongue with smokey chocolate flavor. I very nice stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2011 FROM CAN OR BOTTLE: This is an old classic. You can get it anywhere and it won’t cost a fortune. My only complaint is it is slightly more bitter than say Murphy’s Irish Stout. 6/4/6/3/15 FROM TAP: I just had this in philidelphia (December 2004) from a place (Kildare’s) certified by Guinness and it made all the difference in the world. Outstanding mouthfeel with no bitterness in the flavor. Most of the people complaining about this beer are correct in their criticism, but the stuff they served at Kildare’s was fresh and delicious. A whole ’nother world. 6/5/8/4/17

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Like drinking a glass of bread. Good mouth feel and a lighter taste than the appearnce would suggest. Creamy feel and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2003
CAN: Poured a nice black with a beautiful greyish head. The taste is slightly bitter, almost smoked.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
boatswains (6) - USA - OCT 18, 2003 does not count
In 1980 I pulled into Cork and being a good little sailor I went strait to the pub. I asked for the local brew and for the first time in my life I had a Guinness. I have never had a beer moment quite like that. It was almost a religous experience. From that day Guinness has always been my favorate tap. My rating here is for Tap Guinness only. canned and bottle would rate slighty lower

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2004 Everyone already knows this one. but there is nothing else quite like a pint of Guinness after a long bike ride. bitter chololate and coffee. very good and very accessable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2003
Black, with a very nice and lasting head. Nice lacing. Aroma is milk chocolarte. Flavor is chocolate too, with some bitterness. A smooth and mild stout.

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