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


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RATINGS: 4857   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2002
Tasted like sour milk, I couldn’t be bothered finishing it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2002
Black, almost grey creamy head. Nose of burnt wood, or charcoal bbq’ed meat with some spices. These flavors are carried into the body, good roast. Nice stout, although a little thin from the can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Discofish (152) - USA - OCT 4, 2002
A very good beer, and you can find it just about anywhere.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cian99 (18) - FINLAND - OCT 3, 2002
Well to me there’s nothing like a guinness. I have yet to find a beer which satisfies me as much! In a word...perfection

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2291) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2002
Judging by scores from others, I think we are in agreement that Guinness scores points for appearance. Overall, a very quality brew, and my standard for dry stouts. I prefer beers that are a little less dry, but for the style, it’s hard to beat. Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a Guiness and nothing else will do.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doda99 (4) - Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 2, 2002 does not count
Great even out of a can

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2622) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2002
I dont know? Always liked it.Gots a soft spot fer it.Love that action after the pour.Hell, i could watch that all night!Very cool! Not much aroma to speak of, little malty, maybe its the nitro? Love that head! Beats the hell out of the milk commercial as far as the mustache goes.Slick on the tongue, burnt malt flavors.You take a big gulp and let it sit in your mouth.Feels gooood.Love the blackness of it also.Good session brew!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bbrock81 (311) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2003 You absolutely cannot beat Guinness. As if its being the best looking beer in the world isn't enough, it is also excellent in flavor. Draught it is wonderfully light and smooth (thanks to the nitro tap) with subtle roasted flavors. The thick, smooth head (again with the nitro tap action) stays until the bottom of the glass. A classic, and worth finding on tap.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2002
That beer really insn’t good. Taste really bad. in my opignon ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erilar99 (3) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2002 does not count
One of the true greatest. Must admit I don’t have material to compare its kind with except maybey Murphy’s. Still, one of my favourites.

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