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


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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
klas (274) - - AUG 24, 2012
Can with nitrogen bullet. Malty aroma. Classic perfect appearance with thick white head. Lightly bitter. Soft carbonation. Would probably be better on a Dublin pub, as a real draught beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syfher (13) - - SEP 30, 2014
Guinness : her name says all ! Drink it, love it ;) One of the most complex beer to describe. Like the coffee it seems...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kvkx1 (18) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 27, 2014
Dark, creamy, toasted, caramel. Refreshing throughout. Traditional and always a pleasure. Irish pride.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1138) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Aroma: light toasted malts, some dry chocolate, some caramel. Appearance: dark brown/black, massive, frothy, off-white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: turning sweet, intense malts, turning slightly bitter in the average-long finish, medium body, soft carbonation. Overall: very nice Dry Stout, a true classic. Pint at one of many pubs in London.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (311) - LATVIA - SEP 24, 2014
Almost black with white creamy head. Dry and mild - Guinness as it is... (Just wandered, that I didn’t rate it before, as I knoww it well before I joined Ratebeer :) )

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
loco_gallego (68) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Stout couleur café, brune-noire. Mousse beige crémeuse persistante.Très peu carbonée. Arômes de torrefaction principalement, café et légèrement fruité. En bouche goût de torrefaction et café, avec une douceur fruit et caramel. Passe facilement en bouche, peu d’amertume. Légèrement houblonnée. Peu complexe et peu de longueur en bouche. Très belle, mais déçu par le passage en bouche. Etonnament sur-notée.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon (291) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 22, 2014
Tive o prazer de degustar esta cerveja com um amigo britânico conhecedor do ritual de servir a Guinness. Maravilhosa é a formação da espuma. Foi simplesmente perfeita, bem como a cremosidade da cerveja, a cor bege e a consistência. O aroma tem tudo aquilo que se espera, o amargo, o café, as notas de torrefação... E o sabor realmente é algi que surpreende. Muito suave para uma cerveja com sabor tão intenso. Café, algo de especiarias e lúpulo. Muito boa, vou tomar de novo sempre que tiver chance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fashawn (98) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 22, 2014
Una buona stout considerando che, effettivamente, non è una birra complessa. Colore scuro con meravigliosa schiuma, fine e persistente, color caffellatte. Aroma di orzo e xereali, alla bocca riporta l’orzo ed una bella asprezza, ma troppa, veramente troppa acquisità per potermi far impazzire. Buona stout, non eccellente però.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (219) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Tap. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Everyone knows draught Guinness. And I love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Carlisle (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Beautiful pour. Great flavor. The quintessential session beer. A draft (or draught) Guinness in Ireland is as close to perfect as it gets. My favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
rotaman14 (86) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
Typical taste and aroma of a stout. This one is much worse than the bottled version, mainly due to the strange "buttery" mouthfeel it has to it.

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