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


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RATINGS: 4817   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
popilius (61) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2002
A great,creamy stout. Have a pint and see that itís not so much a beer as an experience.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Guinness on draft when poured correctly is a thing of beauty. The creamy dark head, the deep dark brown appearance, the piney smell - its all good. But after that Guinness is takes a bit of a down turn. Sure, dry stouts are not my style, but Guinness really seems to be lacking a puch in the flavor department. Flavors of coffee, burnt chocolate all seem to be muted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnDo2000 (99) - Metairie, Louisiana, USA - MAY 31, 2002
I liked drinking this in America, but I gave it another shot in Europe and found it to be much better (just like other people told me). The bartender at the pub also clearly knew how to pour a good beer. It took him about three minutes, clearly showing their concern for this delicate beer. I didnít even want to drink it because it looked so pretty, but I have in and had one of the best beers Iíd ever had in my life. Good roasted hopsy taste, and an increadible aroma that lasts. The beer is more of a meal than anything. Perfect amount of head if poored well. But why am I telling you this? If you know anything about beer, you know that this is a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
Guinness is Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Balthazar (86) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2002
Duh! Everyone who likes good beer likes Guinness... just go get one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 25, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 Creamy. Little carbonation. An acquired taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (20606) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2002
Black, creamy, roasty, dry and bitter. This was once upon a time one of my favourite beer, but since that Iíve learned a lot. It is not exactly subtle, but far better than most other mega brews.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 24, 2002
ok, iíve tried it again, the CO2 guinness is pretty close to the draught version, although i still prefer Murphys stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - MAY 21, 2002
Not good in a can with the floating widget. I now avoid such cans because it serves a flat old tasting beer. Nothing really impressive about Guinness Draft, other than a long lasting head. (re-rate)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAY 21, 2002
Just watching this beer being drawn is pure bliss.Dark, rich body with a creamy head.The roasty malt flavor is thick and satisfing.

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