Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 5101   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Justin666 (130) - - JUL 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 Pitch black, nice lomg lacing. Coffee and malty notes in taste, little bitterness. Good, but slightly watery feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HPDalen (316) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2016
Can. Pours pitch black with a tall, solid tan head. Aroma of smoke, sugar, nuts and toast. Full bodied, quite flat. Not particularly long. You’ve got a bit of everything in the taste, though the flavours that lingers are mainly of smoke and bitter malt. I enjoy a Guinness every now and then.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (450) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Black color, thick, creamy, medium beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, sugar. Sweet, creamy taste, bitter malt. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jury (156) - RUSSIA - JUL 10, 2016
Хороший вкусный стаут, приятны& аромат и вкус, послевк& с горчинк& Пьется легко.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrumpy369 (477) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 9, 2016
On tap. Pitch black colour white a finger of white head. Nose is roasted malts and light coffee. Taste is light coffee and soft malts. Smooth mouthfeel just a little bit watery. A nice classic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hullaledrinker (24) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Enjoyed a can at the lakeside bar at Burton Constable caravan park, with a little help from the gadget at the bar which gives the ale its head. Good quality stout but had stouts with more taste. always looks great in the glass and is highly drinkable, best enjoyed nice & cold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cagdascakman (10) - bolu, TURKEY - JUL 7, 2016

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Luneylane (36) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUL 6, 2016
This is widely available in nitro-cans at convenience stores and supermarkets in Taipei and I drink it regularly, particularly in the winter months. I love the appearance of this one, especially poured into a branded glass. I do find it strangely disappointing though, the modest ABV and unusual volume [440ml.] probably contribute to this. The old story: one’s not enough, three’s probably too many. A bit watery, and nothing like the draught Guinness you get in Ireland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blahbobbyblah (83) - Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Damn it is hot here. Just an FYI. The beer? It is Guiness which was probably the 1st "different" beer I ever had that was not your typical American beer back in the late 80s/early 90s. I knew it more because of the book. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Enteogenisk (152) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
Can into wine glass. Pours black with red shimmer and a finger thick signature head. The aroma is slight as well as the taste. First impression is very thin and bleak but it grows and the finish is very very long with licorice foremost. Could use a bit higher viscosity.

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