Brewed by St. Jamesís 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ventrithor (5) - CANADA - MAY 4, 2003 does not count
The best draught for a night out....goes well with food, or conversation. Not all pours are equal, but a good pour is truly excellent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TehBeerMonsta (25) - USA - MAY 2, 2003
Ever see that Sam Adams light commercial where the guy drinks S.A. light for the first time and screams out WOOOOOOOOO!!!!! cause it tastes so good? That's kind of what happened when I had my first Guinness Stout a couple of hours ago. Too bad a 6 pack costs more than some 12 packs around here. Definatly worth it though. This is a beautiful beer with a refreshing unique taste. I bought it on a tip from you guys after seeing the ratings here. Thanks:)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 1, 2003
I've had Guinness served several different ways, but not yet on tap. I guess this is the closest thing to tap beer. It pours out an ink black color, and the nitro widget makes the beer extra frothy when poured in a glass. The cascading bubbles makes for an interesting experience to watch. I believe it even makes the beer taste better, because it brings the hop oils and aromatics to the top of the glass. Maltiness galore, with the classic bitter Guinness tastes are evident from the first sip. It has that hoppiness bite right at the end, and plenty more tastes in between. This is a really good stout, and it's consistent. That's why I like it so much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2003
This is a very dark beer with a strong taste and a nice head. Very smooth. Surprised by the low ABV. Not as good as the Nigerian version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2003
This beer has a black body - hue with an light accid initial flavor and a light body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dieselmech72 (6) - Michigan, GERMANY - APR 19, 2003 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2005 Went to Ireland and had it right out of the tap! The aroma was delightful and palate quite pleasing with the dark roasted taste. I love Guinness and was amazed at how well the draught bottled tasted like the actuall Tap. Grat job with the little dudad in the bottle injecting CO2 when you open it to keep that fresh tatse!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2003
Drunk at the Guiness Factory, Dublin, Ireland. What an amazing beer from an amazing brewery. If you think its good where you've had it then wait to you go to the factory in Dublin, it will blow your mind. Think, creamy pints or nourishment. Unmistakable white head that takes a year to settle. The roasted flavors are smooth and well integrated. This is a mega beer, that if you like to drink perfectly you'd better go to Ireland. For Beer Drunk outside of Ireland -2 from Overall Impressoin. Its just to veriable everywhere else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2003
What can be said about Guinness? It pours very dark with an extremely stable medium white head that does not disperse. The beer does not have much aroma, but is so smooth to drink. I love this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 10, 2003
Average as Stouts go, I am not a huge Stout fan. I feel that there is not enough complexity to satisfy my taste buds.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
damirvrkic (56) - Franklin ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2003 Classic Irish Stout. What can you say, great creamy head, nice bitter / sweet taste of roasted barley but not too heavy in body.

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