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


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RATINGS: 4690   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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.

lord_totenkopf's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lord_totenkopf (310) - Budapest, - MAY 15, 2011
Stout with dark, black colour and creamy head. Aroma is not so strong, some bread and chocolate notes are the main characters. Taste is fresh and a bit watery. Very nice beer, one of the few stouts available on tap but I think it’s very overpriced in Budapest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnd7 (10) - IRELAND - DEC 25, 2014
Draught. Worlds best known stout. Pours a dark brown with off white head. Roasted coffee - light on palate despite the appearance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1332) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
440ml can from local shop. Pours black-dark brown in colour with a creamy beige head and aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruity. Flavour is roasted malty, sweetish powdered chocolate, raisins, fruity notes, slightly bitter. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry light bitter finish. Quite OK.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chicago_John (7) - - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
This I keep stock for everyday consumption. Also a favorite when out to dinner. It’s a great social beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Keg in some dive bar in Glasgow. Pours black, nose is sweet toffee, hint of liquorice, taste is cold, sweet, creamy, light roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CervezaCabeza (27) - Le Mans, FRANCE - DEC 21, 2014
The Irish milkshake!!! What can I say about Guinness that hasn't already been said. It's a beer but it's also it's own category of beer. Pours a midnight red color with a pillowy off white head. There is always a generous lacing whether can, bottle, or draft. Super smooth flavor with roasted espresso notes. A classic mainstay and always a go to favorite for a pick me up. Call it beer or mother's milk it's intangible spiritual qualities will immortalize Guinness on most bar's tap menus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (145) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
On tap Michael Collins, Brussels. Tasted dozens of times before in different countries, so time to rate finally. Smooth, creamy, aroma and taste mainly roasted coffee. A classic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loubar (88) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 18, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 11.2 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. Pours dark brown; turns black. Light tan to almost eggshell white head. Nose of mild yeast and malt. What makes this beer interesting is that it’s a light beer even though they don’t call it a light beer. That said, it has a nice flavor. Taste of mild caramel roastiness, slightly grassy, a bit of dark chocolate with a little hop bitterness on the back end. It’s dry and light; an excellent easily drinkable session brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bewyder (139) - FRANCE - DEC 16, 2014
Peu habitué et pas amateur du style, elle reste encore accessible malgré une certaine lourdeur et une arrière bouche malt grillé café, qui ne me plaisent pas. Bue à la pression à Paris, à Londres et à Stockholm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alpierce (3) - Hastings, Nebraska, USA - DEC 13, 2014 does not count
Guinness is a standby for a reason. Just an all-around good beer. As with most beers, it’s only made better when paired with the right burger or pizza.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quorce (30) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Aroma toasted malts, coffee. Dark brown color. Lght bitter. Nice beige creamy head!

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