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


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RATINGS: 4872   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Far too watery to be of any value to the stout lover. Itís hilarious how low the alcohol content of an opaque beer is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - JUL 24, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 Trying Guinness in Ireland makes all the difference. Beautiful beer with a beautiful head, great aroma. The palate changes dramatically through the pint, and I must admit that it is a pleasant beer to have on a cold day. But here in the US, I'm not such a fan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Albert (39) - Miramar, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Tried it loved it. Smooth all the way through with a full flavor. I canít wait to try the real draft.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
anticop (79) - Porterville, California, USA - JUL 22, 2002
i just donít like this beer, to me it was like drinking a flat soda, it didnt have much aroma at all and no taste, i think i will have to try it from the tap, whats up with the the little plastic rocket ship looking thing in the bottle?, i didnít get the point of that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
leapinbass99 (15) - Goleta, California, USA - JUL 22, 2002
The stout that I compare all other stouts to. Even though itís fake itís nice that theyíve found a way to simulate a draft stout in a can or bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
This is the budweiser of stouts. The thing it lacks most is flavor. Theyíve done a good job marketing it, but overall its not worth much.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - JUL 22, 2002
sick...this guinness crap is nothing. I think its nothing, nothing is what I think, um... nothing is what it is to me, will never ever buy this one again. very disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2002
Iím not such a fan of this one. The Extra Stout is one of my favorite beers ever regardless of the hype, but this one falls off a bit for me. Itís still nice and black, but the flavor is a little moe watered down and kind of creamy. Good, but Iíll stick to the Extra Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2504) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2008 This was served real cold and really didn’t have a whole lot of bitterness to it. Seemed a little more creamy then the can as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2002
A correctly poured Guinness is an excellent stout. Heck, itís the standard by which all others are measured. However it isnít necessarily the best. In fact it often comes up short in comparison to others. I think Guinness is great but also overrated.

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