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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5020   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OlDirtyBrewer (11) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2003
Mess with the best, die like the rest. In my humble opinion, this is the standard for dry stout. Creamy and roasty, it is consistent all around. I had the priviledge of going to the brewery in Dublin and there is nothing like having a pint straight from the source. Slainte!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cornhusker01 (76) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 3, 2003
There is nothing like seeing a pint of Guinness coming out of the tap, the brown haze a mixture of foam and beer separating just in time for your first sip. The creamy texture is well matched by the bitterness. This is one of the beers that will be gracing my bar for years to come.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2006 Standard draught (aus version) tasted on tap 1-Mar-03. Pure black body with a creamy tight white head. Not much aroma apart from a hint of coffee and chocolate. Lovely creamy mouthfeel, very thick body. Flavours of sweet malt, burnt coffee and a hint of chocolate. Not much hop presence. Great for session drinking, well priced too. (Previously 3.5) Re Rate (23/6/06, UK Version, "Extra Cold@): Same appearance, very lacking in aroma. Sweetish milk-like notes in the flavour, with a touch of roast. Pretty boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diablokev (163) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2003
The aroma is a burnt coffee like waft. The appearance (it's not like I really need to tell you but... It's pitch black with a creamy white head. The flavor is of coffee, and has a bit of a alcohol bite. The beer is thick and creamy. Overall a nice stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VAYankee (339) - Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2003
A dark black color, with a thick long lasting head. There was not a strong, distinguishable flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Pours a deep black color with a medium sized tan head. The head lingers all the way to the bottom of the pint. The beer leaves great lacings on the sides of the glass. Light aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with flavors of bitter coffee and roasted malts. Finish is smooth and slightly bitter. The nitro effect is somewhat of a gimmick, but I still like this beer. I do think the bottled extra stout is better though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Pour is beautiful - black with a thick creamy tan head that just hovers on top, leaving thick lacing all the way to the bottom of the pint. Aroma is very light, mostly roasted and bitter coffee and chocolate. Flavor has the same hints of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel and smooth and creamy, probably greatly aided by the nitro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2009 Kind of flat and watery. I love stouts and have had many... guiness doesnít taste good to me, compared to other stouts. If this was all I tried of stout, I would assume I didnít like the stout style of beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2003
Heaven. Had a draft Guinny and a bottle draft Guinny today, and the tapper still wins. Dry, malty, refreshing, and a politely bitter finish. My personal favorite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Delicious and creamy; thick mouthfeel, wonderful companion to a thick steak

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