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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 4789   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 Excellent in the draught version. Extremely rich and dark. Aftertaste a bit too long for my taste, otherwise overall rating would be higher.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 23, 2002
Yes the head is creamy and great, but this stuff is like drinking dark, flat beerwater. Iím not giving up on it, I heard it taste way better at the taps in Ireland.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
2Pac (29) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2002
ive got another mate that drinks this. i hated it but now i dont mind it.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2002
Much better than canned or bottled. Draft is the best way to enjoy Guinness. Smooth creamy head and bold dark color. A little too much aftertaste for my liking but still itís a classic Irish beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamlau (76) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2002
Canned and on tap. Deep, dark color with a mid-bodied texture. Good session beer as it carries with it flavor characteristics not found in other lower abv beers. Creamy. Tastes of milk chocolate with a welcome bitter roasted trail. Good with chocolate chip cookies of all sorts.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2002
Iíve never really been a stout man, but when I finally tried this on draft, it was enjoyable. But not something Iím desperate for. Canít fault the head at all, of course. Best Iíve seen on any beer. And what Iíve had on draft seemed on the sweet side, which I can like. But overall, not up to my taste enough (since, as I said, Iím not a stout man) for me to buy it frequently. But compared to what Iíve had in the bottle and can, which Iím certainly NEVER going back to, this is definitely superior.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2002
I like this one cause its creamy top and its bitter taste is just perfect. A full bodied very good Stout!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2002
Guinness draught always stands out, mainly because of the incredible dark color and the creamy taste. True, itís slightly bitter and malty for my taste since I prefer lighter beers, but itís still my choice in stouts. I donít want much of it at a time, and never with food, but just to drink occasionally it is superb.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2002
One of the best, though it sometimes takes the right mood (and a fairly empty stomach) to really enjoy it. On tap is really the best way to enjoy Guinness, but thisíll do in a pinch. Heavy, bursting with flavor, the dark burnt chocolate taste lingers on the palate. I donít drink it often, but enjoy it when I do.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
churchman66 (6) - Thurles, IRELAND - JAN 14, 2002 does not count
Nothing can be compared to a good pint of Guinness. Creamy and smooth, it deserves a high rating from anyone whoís rated it.


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