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


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RATINGS: 5099   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.

petibear's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
petibear (53) - - MAR 2, 2013
legendary creamy and very steady head - in my eyes the very best of all beers. bittersweet taste, coffee. quite tough, bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GraemeL (7) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2016 does not count
Draft. Dark with Ruby red tinge, the creamy head is great and goes well with the malty, biscuity, subtle chocolate and bitter finish.. Always enjoyable and light enough to have a few.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
irenecus (62) - - SEP 20, 2016
Na zdrowie, Salud, Kampai, Prost, Skaal, Zivjeli, Fenékig, На здоровь& Na zdravi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AnG_BrgNor (505) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2016
Can. Black with perfect foam. A classic beer. Roasted, coffee, some dried dark fruits and some nuts. I like this one and still remember my first Guinness. I’ve saved it for my rating nr 500.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
micia600 (57) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Piwo barwy czarnej z rubinowymi przebłyskami, piana niesamowita - beżowa, drobniusienieńka, zbita, można ją jeść łyżką, przypomina pianę w kawowych deserach. W aromacie czuć palony słód. W smaku jest mało intensywne - przypalona skórka od chleba, słodowość i niewiele więcej. Wysycenie w zasadzie żadne. Goryczka niska. Dobre na piwo codzienne, warto spróbować choćby ze względu na bardzo ciekawą pianę.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cajun (388) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle - Pours dark brown/black, creamy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt and butter. Flavors of scorched pancakes, weak coffee, and a tart middle. Very mild hops finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nephirem (246) - CROATIA - SEP 16, 2016
Can, 0.44l. ABV of 4.3%. Pours dark ruby, almost black body with creamy, slightly off-white head that lasts. Smell is roasted malts and coffee, slight chocolate. Thin body, very softly carbonated. Surprisingly watery texture. Slightly bitter taste with roasty and dry mouthfeel. Sadly lacking in aroma department. Roasted malts, licorice, coffee... not bad, but quite watered down. Finish is medium lasting and dry. Overall, very mediocre. Expected more out of this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrpero (1) - SLOVENIA - SEP 14, 2016 does not count
Great dark beer, I enjoy it a lot. It is a really nice beer, one of the best I ever tried

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskemp (4) - - SEP 13, 2016 does not count
I’ll always have a soft spot for Guinness - it’s easily my go to beer to enjoy if I end up somewhere that doesn’t stock all the trendy IPAs I like to enjoy. Always pours well, consistent pretty much everywhere, one of the better mainstream beers for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Percy0103 (634) - MEXICO - SEP 9, 2016
Can, 1 pint. A dark beer with a very creamy brown head. Aroma is of coffee ane roasted malt. Taste is moderately bitter with a character that reminds me of dried fruits, especially plum. Light bodied with a watery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sdaniel90 (915) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 9, 2016
Can, 440ml. Dark brown with a large, creamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, hints of dried fruits, nuts, grain. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Deep malty flavors into a mild finish.

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