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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4977   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
Overrated! Not bad if you’re in a restaurant with very little offerings, but let’s face it...with many other great beers out there, this is just so-so, boring, and not very good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BoomerSooner (17) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Guinness is proof that god loves us. Thick creamy head, i usually get this stuff at a local irish pub at 4.50 a pint but worth every penny.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkaloid (17) - USA - AUG 19, 2005
Silky smooth, creamy texture that rolls across your tongue, head that maintains its shape, nice blend of flavors. Truly a winning ol’ standby.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MorganDavis (17) - Ballarat, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2005
I get several comments from my uni mates here when I mention this as one of my favorite beers. Mostly, it seems the younger guys around here don’t appreciate its thickness and flavour. They also think that Crown Lager is the pinnacle of the beer world. Meh, their loss.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
NNCRed (17) - Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2006
From the widget can. Poured a nice black with a thick, creamy, tan head. Some rings of carbonation were present. Smelled of toffee and coffee. Left a lingering toffee and espresso flavor. Thin and watery though. Decent stout and always enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garrettdeming (17) - Apalachin, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2006
When better to rate Guinness than after St. Patty’s? 14.9 ounce can in a Guinness pint glass. I made the room stop and watch the sheets of bubbles ascend to the top of the glass. What a wonder. Taste of cream and chocolate, with just the slightest bitterness. Little to no carbonation. Head left heavy lacing on glass and lasted till long after beer was gone. Too good to be true. Then we poured another, dropped in a shot of Baileys and began the festivities.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
HistoryGeek (17) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2006
The beer is overrated. It tastes bitter, it smells bitter, and it has a bitter aftertaste. I had high expectations for this beer and I really, REALLY wanted to like Guinness but it just didn’t cut the mustard with me.

2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ostrovni (17) - ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2007
Not terrible - but not in any way good either. No aroma. Only the slightest hint of the coffee / roasted flavours that all good stouts should have. The nitrogen and carbon dioxide give it an unpleasant mouthfeel. Seriously, just about any cask-conditioned stout you could possibly have will be better than this.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davefortier (17) - CANADA - APR 7, 2007
Ma biière préférée. Une apparence et un gout exceptionnel. Un léger gout de café. Execllente.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
peridot (17) - Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2007
The first beer I ever liked. The aroma is a bit weak, with roasty and slightly sour notes dominating. Pours black with red highlights on the edges and a light, tan head. Flavour is slightly sour, slightly bitter, and very roasty. Nitrogenation gives a deceptive mouth-feel; it’s smooth and buttery in a way that almost disguises the fact that it’s paper-thin.


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