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


on tap

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RATINGS: 4907   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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.

eruizgarcia's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eruizgarcia (261) - - JUN 20, 2012
Nice dark pour with big foamy head. Looks great but there’s not much to it otherwise. Very watery. At least it’s a decent option when taps are limited.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chrisardcath (4) - - OCT 9, 2015 does not count
*Speaking strictly of draught* What can I say? Probably slightly biased on this one (being Irish) but jesus, if you get a decent pint of this stuff it can turn any normal day into one of the best nights of your life. The Irish know that Guinness doesn’t travel well beyond the emerald isle. But you can still get a good pint in other countrys. It seems the further you go, the worst it gets. Perhaps this is because there isn’t as high demand in other countries for it (probably 2 - 6 being poured every hour in a normal-ish busy foreign "Irish" bar, whereas normal domestic bars it could be anywhere from 10 - 20+ per hour). A consistent flow makes for better beer that hasn’t been sitting in the lines for a long time. In Britain, they used to (still do in places) pour it straight into the glass (disregarding it’s settle time) and serve it directly to the customer which earned Britain (this, and other obvious things) a bad name for upon Irish people (never mind the IRA, don’t mess with our Guinness lads, and we’ll be grand). Anyway, with a good draught pour, Guinness can be an other world experience if done right. A nice price, in the right glass with a consistent pour and a head just brimming above the harp, you know straight away when the Guinness is good. After the first little tester sip, you determine the bitterness of the pint, the coldness and overall drinkability, and with this, if she passes, you slug away about a quarter of the pint in one go, leaving only a little thin white mustache above your lip and unquenchable desire for more. Beautiful is all I can say. It brings a tear to my eye. *Warning. I am Irish and possibly biast*

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fmsb (8) - PORTUGAL - OCT 9, 2015 does not count
It’s Guinness, not much to say about it, always a good stout to have at any time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Echon (100) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2015
Can, 50 cl. Black body with a very fine light beige head. Malty and slightly hoppy aroma. Dry taste with light bitterness and medium acidity. There are nearly no flavours from the dark malts. Light body with very soft carbonation. Dry and slightly bitter finish. This beer is really not for me. The combination of it being dry and sour, and almost flat, is unfortunate. I pretty much prefer the opposite of that, so I guess Guinness never really had a chance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ConAcide (2) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - OCT 6, 2015 does not count
Not quite like the Guinness I know and loved from my trips to the UK. Taste is very much like toasted caramel. Seems very flat on the palate, but there are definitely carbonation bubbles in the glass. Color is dark brown to black. Full bodied, thick. Pours thick with a 1/4 to 1/2 inch head. A great beer on tap, and probably a good beer if you’re just getting into stouts. Won’t be buying bottled Guinness again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
szymonskc (97) - POLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Guinness Draught ma niesamowitą pianę, utrzymuje się do samego końca picia. Kolor czarny. Aromat kawowy. Smak kawowy, mleczny.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2015
I don't know what to say. It's not awful, but it's not great. I'll never drink it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonLaRue (54) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2015
The "American Standard of Stouts" Guinness does not disappoint. The taste is symbolic of stouts from the UK though Imperial Russian have come to dominate the stout game. 10 years ago this would have been a 10.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Klimaet (852) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2015
Tap @ Flintstones thanks to the beautiful Nynne Uhre! Lol. Pours black with a medium offwhite head. Aromas of malt, sweet chocolate, dry. Taste is bitter, sweet, dark chocolate, malts, dry, light sweet licorice. No carbcarbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JeepGC4x4 (25) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2015
This is one of my favorite beers. Nice aroma; smooth and creamy on the palate. Dark color with a thick head. Nice, malty taste; slightly bitter. Geat, classic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (347) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Originally rated on 10/8/06. "One of my favorite beers, have been drinking it for years, always in my fridge, malty and smooth going down, fine aftertaste. Easy to drink.

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