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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 5100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartijnVV (33) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2003
UPDATED: APR 16, 2003 strong but surprisingly well mixed beer... you taste different things that slidely colide but combina very well as well. It is a little sensation Strange enouogh, when i bought it under the alias G Draught i disliked it absolutely

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 3, 2003
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 Cream texture and light sweet flavor are the dominant characteristics. Chewy - as much of a meal as a drink.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2004 I can't believe I used to like this stuff so much. Had a few the other night for the first time in a while, and was really let down. Super watery, basically no aroma, just a bad stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2003
Actually, not a bad little stout. The nitrogen charge gives it a very creamy look and mouthfeel. It's mild, not very overwhelming and rather simple, but still very good. I like the creamy head and mouthfeel. Tastes a lot like a Starbucks double latte, to be quite honest. It's good, though. Certainly those with their noses up their, um, in the air aren't going to find this to be a first-rate beer, but it's still damned good. Certainly, IMHO, the best of the "common man's" beer (OK, I guess my nose is up there as well!)

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KalleBass (18) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2003
Well, this is simply one of my favourites! (a piece of art when served in Ireland, as close as possible to St James´s Gate..;) Beautiful thick, creamy head. Chocolate aroma with some coffee flavour. Dry, longlasting finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2003
The extra stout was way better. This came off watery and dry. Nitro is no good. But still, this is guinness....

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gjamieson (80) - Canton, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2003
After sampling other stouts, Guinness comes up a little short, but it's still a classic, and as the last post says, it's a great alternative when you're out and want something else besides the usual piss-in-a-glass. The sea of black and the creamy head are always a standout.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2003
Guinness is a classic. Served throughout the world and is always a great beer on tap in the sea of Busweiser and Miller tap handles. Great looking beer. Only downside is the lack of much aroma.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2003 If you like coffee and cream, you'll like Guiness. Pours to a very nice, creamy head. The Irish know what they're doing; this is good stuff. Update: Had this on tap in Bermuda (from Ireland?). On tap, it is a COMPLETELY different and better beer. From the nitro can, all you get is a coffee flavor. From the tap, it is a rich, creamy brew, with complex notes. Chewy, with a great, thick finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtribe21 (21) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Black-like appearance, full of taste. If you like coffee, give this a try. Had a creamy-like taste.


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