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


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RATINGS: 4904   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
El Kabong99 (15) - USA - SEP 21, 2001
Guiness is good for you!

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
whoopassmachine (15) - mancland, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2001
Malnourished old manís drink for people who canít eat solid food. Usually served with a knife, fork and napkin, and after the starter. It is understandable that the irish needed a form of nourishment during the potato famine, but why still serve it today?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gtreptow99 (15) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2001
Guinness is my fav. stout beer. It is best on tap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
texasanarchist99 (15) - Huntsville, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2002
A fine beer . . . but Eire makes better brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
richbeir (15) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Goes from brown to black as creamy head rises, and turns to an off white. Soft almost sweet aroma. Semi-bitter hop taste with full deep flavor. Should be on every beer drinkers rotation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cheubi (15) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2004
My all-time favorite beer! I am a stout "afficianado" and love all forms of the style (sweet, dry, imperial, oatmeal). I brew this style at home and buy it when I can. Guinness is the standard by which all others should be judged. Coffee notes with a creamy, nitrogen-induced smoothness lead you into a deep taste. Ho pnotes are present, but only serve to balance the powerful malt assult.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rbloodworth (15) - CANADA - FEB 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2005 Very good variation on the original...uses a nitro widget to deliver a massive head that never fully dissipates. Aroma is very pleasant as is the appearance - dark, forboding, sensual. A little watery for my tastes and the carbonation is almost undetectable after the first minute or two. A good stout, but I feel a trip to Ireland may yield even better results.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TravelByBob (15) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2005
My Goodness, My GUINNESS!! Iím not Irish, but God must have made a mistake & slipped a little Irish genes in me. Does it get any better than watching the head form. Yes, it does drinking it. One of my personal favorites!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
dragonlocks (15) - Kailua, Hawaii, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Black body, creamy tan head. As beatiful in taste as it is in appearance. Unarguably a cornerstone in the beer industry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BlueFalcon (15) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2006
You drink black beer for St. Patrickís Day, not green. Pulling a pint of Guinness in Ireland is a ritual; plan on waiting several minutes. Muddy brown settles to silky black topped with a thick, velvety head. The good stuff goes down like milk; unfortunately you can find lots of poorly kept/poured draft Guinness in the US with a bitter edge. The cans & bottles are somewhat more consistent than what youíll find in many American bars, but almost no beer compares to draft Guinness in Ireland. Worth the trip across the Atlantic.

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