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

bottled
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RATINGS: 5021   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewtalita (174) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2016
Deep brown, cream silky tan head. Light roasty aroma and herpal hops notes. Palate watery, low carbonation with trademark small nitro bubbles (cask). Taste faint roastiness and burnt sugar, hints of chocolate. Dry finish, lingering biterness. Nothing bad about this, but very mild and bland tasting beer, but it is Guinness - I guess its meant to be such.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
piotrek8080 (57) - Krakůw, POLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Canned. Big head. Aromas of dark malt and nuts. Very dry, watery with roasted taste. Classic.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (620) - - FEB 14, 2016
Sampled from a bottle at DFW airport. Ever reliable, tastes exactly as you would expect. Good roasted flavours, smooth and nicely bitter. Excellent. I prefer the Foreign Extra Stout, but it's still not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fab_Browning (11) - - FEB 14, 2016
Belle mousse bien crémeuse pour cette Guinness issue d'une canette. Bien que les Stout ne soient pas mes bières favorites, j'ai pris plaisir à déguster celle-ci. Amertume faible, léger goût de malt torréfié. Il manque peut être un poil de corps à mon goût.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sawyerpc15 (28) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
What can you say. Smooth, creamy, and not at all overpowering. It seems to be just as good in the can as on tap.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Haru13 (12) - FRANCE - FEB 2, 2016
Thick medium tanned head. Enjoy itís subtle ruby color. Roasted malts, coffee, caramel. Strong body. Bitter finish. Even better when drawn in Ireland.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierdimpfe (179) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Opaque black color with a copper hue. Thick and creamy light brown 1 finger head lasting around 10 minutes and clinging to the glass. Powerful legs with a sexy pouring activity slowly revealing the foam. Aromas and flavors of sweet smoky molasses, roasted coffee, cocoa and herbal spices. A little vinous with the smell of alcohol, almost metallic. Nice intensity and well balanced flavors, not too intense and having both sweetness and some sharpness. Smooth creamy full body with pleasant carbonation. Balanced soft finish, slightly spicy and bitter dry mouth coat with a roasted coffee feel. Overall : Very accessible classical craft. Great balance in flavors and well intensified with good freshness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pumpkin87 (196) - - JAN 30, 2016
Pours from can a beautiful deep brown except for ruby depths, with big tan that leaves considerable lacing and skim. Uncomplicated nose: roast chestnuts and coffee. Similar on the palate, with bread, a hint of chocolate and some chalkiness added to the dominant roast malt. Thatís slightly bitter, but the major impression comes from the famous creaminess _ thanks, nitrogen. Light body belies the color and taste profile. Not a particularly layered or ambitious stout, but an approachable and readily sessionable one. The Irish brew is preferable to North American siblings.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lloydy (100) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
On draught. This is one of the Worldsí most famous and popular beers. I think that is more down to clever and extensive advertising than the beer itself. Guinness is watery and quite a bland taste, there are dozens upon dozens of better porters and stouts out there. Try some.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjorsvdg (329) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2016
Een houterige en waterige smaak voor deze Ierse stout. Redelijk vlak, ook vanwege de absentie van koolzuur, maar staat in zijn eigen recht.


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