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


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RATINGS: 4629   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatherpierre (62) - Leeds, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2002
A full meal in a glass! That burnt flavour has never been reproduced by anyone else. Itís understandable how many canít drink it though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2002
Strong thick stout that sits very hard if you have too many. Enjoyable in moderation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2005 You canít fault a pint of Guinness on appearance, it is a thing of pure beauty. Very dark brown but when served as a pint is black to the naked eye, with a thick head. Sadly the taste doesnít really live up the appearance - although it goes down easily and the carbonation is at just the right level to keep it smooth without being overbearing, and the flavours are nicely balanced and comprise smokeyness, coffee and nuts, you get the impression that this beer is somewhat over-rated. Thereís definately a hint of wateryness about it and it isnít particularly complex or exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2002
I find it hard to objective when talking about Guinness. I have an almost irrational attachement to it. The creaminess of the pint, the first delicious anticipated gulps...wonderful. The best pints Iíve had were in Ireland (oddly enough not at the brewery) in Dublin pubs and many, many fine pubs in the country. I have tried Murphyís in draught at their brewery and somehow it just isnít as good. My favorite beer perhaps because it has so many great memories attached to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2002
Stouts are not my favourite type of beer. This one has a great creamy head, is best from draft, and drinks very smoothly.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kebu5299 (5) - Laurel, Mississippi, USA - APR 2, 2002 does not count
The originating benchmark. All the others can only dream of getting close to it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Willdrink4beer99 (9) - USA - APR 2, 2002 does not count
the best, smooth and creamy, a wonderfull beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PCal99 (4) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 2, 2002 does not count
Very impressed with the ícannedí version. Much better than I thought. Very good flavor and appearance

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2002
This bottled version is ment to be drunk from the bottle. Do NOT pour this beer. I thought it was watery nonetheless. Cool shaped bottle kinda like a coke bottle, fit real well in your hand.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkDaMan (38) - New Mexico, USA - APR 1, 2002
Quite good, seemed a bit thin though. I had the íextra stoutí a while back, I donít remember much except I like this better.

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