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


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RATINGS: 5066   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.

Oakrock's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakrock (129) - Helsinki, - JAN 15, 2013
Wonderfull look - so nice that it is a big pity taste it. It has very nice taste map - roasted rye bread, dark chocolate and yesterdays coffee. The only small thing that I dont like in this beer is that the palate is a bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ascelja (757) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2016
Tap. Black, almost clear body, small creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark malts. Taste is dry, moderately bitter. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Light watery body, medium carbonation.
Acceptable, but too light for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tjomleif (82) - NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
The wolrd’s best draught stout. Best on - tap. To me, a legendary tap beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdolfoCC (146) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - JUL 21, 2016
APARIENCIA: de color marrón intenso casi negro. Corona de espuma color marfil, muy cremosa y de buena retención, con burbujas muy compactas. AROMA notas a grano tostado y café es lo que destaca. SABOR: ligeras notas a café y grano tostado, además de caramelo quemado, todo muy ligero. El retrogusto queda un amargor ligero, seco y no astringente. SENSACIÓN: al inicio el cuerpo es ligero pero con sensación unutosa, conforme pasa el tiempo se vuelve más acuoso. Baja carbonatación. RESUMEN: stout con poco cuerpo y sabores predominantes en el tostado algo astringente.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABVoluptuous (2) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016 does not count
AROMA: Hard notes of coffee, bacon, and charcoal, along with a bit of chocolate. APPEARANCE: Opaque, black liquid with a tan, brown head that stays. TASTE: Very heavy bitter taste enforced by the charcoal and coffee notes. PALATE: Full bodied with a creamy texture. A soft bit of carbonation with a strong bitter finish. This is a very heavy beer, definitely not one you chug down at a party. This is a pub beer through and through. OVERALL: Guinness is an acquired taste, more so than a lot of the other beers in it’s price range. I generally prefer my beers on the lighter, more refreshing side, but every once in a whileI do enjoy a nice heavy, frothy draught to change things up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkolas510 (1172) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2016
Kolsvart med ljusbrunt nitro skum. Doftar och smakar lite rostat kaffe men är väldigt tunn.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Justin666 (123) - - JUL 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 Pitch black, nice lomg lacing. Coffee and malty notes in taste, little bitterness. Good, but slightly watery feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HPDalen (244) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2016
Can. Pours pitch black with a tall, solid tan head. Aroma of smoke, sugar, nuts and toast. Full bodied, quite flat. Not particularly long. You’ve got a bit of everything in the taste, though the flavours that lingers are mainly of smoke and bitter malt. I enjoy a Guinness every now and then.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Black color, thick, creamy, medium beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, sugar. Sweet, creamy taste, bitter malt. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jury (95) - RUSSIA - JUL 10, 2016
Хороший вкусный стаут, приятны& аромат и вкус, послевк& с горчинк& Пьется легко.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrumpy369 (394) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 9, 2016
On tap. Pitch black colour white a finger of white head. Nose is roasted malts and light coffee. Taste is light coffee and soft malts. Smooth mouthfeel just a little bit watery. A nice classic.

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