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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5021   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
moose99 (18) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2002
Classic, though not the best beer for getting loaded.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
naes66699 (18) - USA - APR 23, 2002
mess with the best, die like the rest, absolutely perfect!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cian99 (18) - FINLAND - OCT 3, 2002
Well to me there’s nothing like a guinness. I have yet to find a beer which satisfies me as much! In a word...perfection

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
C5Drvr (18) - Tinton Falls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2002
UPDATED: APR 2, 2005

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KalleBass (18) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2003
Well, this is simply one of my favourites! (a piece of art when served in Ireland, as close as possible to St James´s Gate..;) Beautiful thick, creamy head. Chocolate aroma with some coffee flavour. Dry, longlasting finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mushi (18) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2003
On Draft. The ubiquitous stout. I guess it sets the bar for stouts, and I can't argue with that. Strictly average in my limited experience. Most micro stouts are way better, coming from the pacific northwest, rogue, sierra nevada, deschutes, etc. all make better stouts than this stuff. Guinness looks awesome in the glass though, the head can be swirled around to produce an intoxicating effect once most of it has been consumed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monkeycmdr (18) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
What can be said about Guinness? You either love it or hate it. There's no other beer like it. Of course, the jet black color is its unique trademark, and a full glass with a frothy mop on top is a true sight to behold. Guinness actually is a fairly light bodied beer, contrary to all those who think it's really "heavy." A good stout to start with if you want to see what they're all about. Great on tap. If you get it in the store, get the can.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blakeZero (18) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Pours a very dark, almost black color with a small light tan head. Smells very malty. Taste’s very strong of chocolate and coffee. Aftertaste is smooth. This is a beer I can respect for what it is, but it is very off-putting to me. If you really enjoy the taste of chocolate and coffee you will enjoy this beer, but I don’t.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whiteman1488 (18) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2008
I like Guinness. It looks good, tastes good, goes down smooth - it’s not the world’s best by any means, but it’s a good beer that most bars have on tap. And in Ireland it’s better than in America

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZiGGyMaidEN (18) - Tórshavn, FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 14, 2010
A very good unique beer with a lot of character and personality. Very dark and bitter, a little bit sweet, but mostly bitter. I have a hard time coping with the beer the first few times. But after some time I started to really like it. A beautiful colour. Nice body, nice top. Very good beer

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