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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5022   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2002
Smooth, Creamy and Flavorsome. Simply Great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
Very smooth and creamy. the dark color and very thick, creamy head are great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
RERATE: Started at 57F and poured cascadingly into an Ohio State Buckeyes mug so the appearance is guaranteed a higher rating. Aroma is slightly wheaty and roasty. Appearance is beautiful as expected - long lasting, tight creamy head. Slightly sour and a wheat-like flavor stands out followed by a subdued roastiness. Slightly rubbery - perhaps an old bottle. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin, however the creaminess is present. This bottle was at least 5 months old from the store, so it may not be an ideal sample. I know a fresher bottle would rate higher in the flavor, palate and overall categories.-------LA RATING : OK. Would rather drink the draft version. As recommended, I drank it cold and out of the bottle - big mistake. Would have been better warm and in a pint glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
erlik (26) - SPAIN - JUL 28, 2002
I love its coffee taste... Itís worth visiting Ireland just for tasting a pint in a pub

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dts2599 (21) - USA - JUL 28, 2002
One of the best macrobrews ever. If you can get the right pour, and the right temperature, there is not much that can beat this beer in a bar. Thick and with a consistent head, This is an all-star.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2002
Okay, this beer arrived a very dark brownish black color nd formed an off white head with little lace. It had an aroma malt, smoke and chocolate. The flavor was of malt and chocolate. The body was creamy and the finsh was chocolate with some smoke present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dionysian (39) - Paris, FRANCE - JUL 26, 2002
One of the first beers I truly enjoyed, and one of the best ímainstreamí beers Iíve ever had the pleasure to taste. Thick and full bodied, with great head and a very impressive start to finish taste. Belongs with the all-time greats, in my humble opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
THIS IS BEER. Rich, smooth, black as oil. Almost better warm.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
guinness4life (37) - USA - JUL 25, 2002
Guinness is the greatest beer - ever. I routinely drink many, many pints of this. Rich, creamy slight chocolate taste. No aftertaste. Beautifully bitter and dark with full-bodied head. Guinness, God and Family are the most important things in my life. If you canít get it on tap , the pub draught cans are the best alternative. The draught bottles are too watery and the extra stout bottles have a burnt aftertaste. Guinness is good for you!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rcarroll2 (28) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2002
Love the burnt taste, very light for a stout, can consume large quantities of this stout

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