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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4831   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2002
roiling columns of gooey foam makes quite a show, like a simmering vat of molasses and cocoa and everglades backwater. holding it to the sun presents some ruby filigree along the edges, but otherwise itís dark as oiled cavalry chaps. slightly metallic and peat aroma. if iím not in the mood for it, it tastes sharp and rubbery with soy notes; if iím more positively receptive, i revel in the dry creaminess. either way, itís an honorable standard, tho for me, itís often purchased because itís merely the best offering at so many weenie midwest booze stores.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2002
Best Irish stout available anywhere, and definitley the best of all Guinnessí offerings. Second best pour and head one can get. Dark, malty and dry. Lovely beer.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
NationWide (12) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2002
It may have just been a bad can, but when I had this it was simply awful. Looked good, smelled good, tasted TERRIBLE. Sour, bitter, cloying, and felt almost greasy in my mouth. I love Guinness, but after this canned experience Iím going to stick with the bottles.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2002
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 excellent think creamy body with delicious think head that last for the first few sips, even better on tap and in a black tan

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 13, 2002
Liquid Ecstacy! Had a few pints at Dave and Busterís in Hilliard. What can I say that hasnít already been said here. I wish I could score it higher than 5 for palate. Simply Amazing!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strictlydomed (34) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2002
No beer will get a perfect score out of me but this is one of the closest, I truly enjoy this beer, I canít wait to have more Guinness.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chug18799 (36) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2002
The quintisential stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2347) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 9, 2002
Thereís still an annual contest here for the best Guinness pour. Hey, these guys are going to make it look better than very good. Iíve had more slow Guinnesses than anything else and itíll affect my rating -- Iíve gotten a lot out of it. A former philosophy professor of mine described an analagous assertion claiming one can see the universe in a washing machine at a laundromat if you spent enough time observing it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11955) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2002
Good beer, even better in a half & half. The legendary head is a delight to behold atop the smooth blackness below. Mild aroma belies the bitterness, though it isnít as rounded as it should be.


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