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


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RATINGS: 4693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xstream (173) - - MAY 11, 2013
Not the same as it used to be, or my taste buds changed. Used to be more thick and oily, more strong flavors and a good bitter kick. Seems to me they made it more easygoing for a wider public. Is much more watery now, lost a lot of the strong flavors. Itís still nice, refreshing even nowadays, but not as special and good as it used to be. I prefer the export version now which seems to be more like the older original version with more flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mszzukowski (2) - Olsztyn, POLAND - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
Aroma: coffee, not to strong. I think nice. Color: black, clear, very nice nitro head. Taste: medium (but good for it) bitterness and medium sourness. Palate: light body, thin feel. One of the best in this class.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marvelDim (23) - - DEC 26, 2014
Draught in local - pours a dark brown - black with tan head. Marketing is superb, prob has best reputation out of all the macro beers on here. Aroma of coffee, roast with little bitterness to finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Criz (129) - - DEC 26, 2014
Used to be a huge Guinness drinker before craft. Still a pretty decent pour thatís readily available. The best part is the deep reddish brown pour with the thick thick light tan colored head that laces your glass the whole way down. Aromas of roasted malts, toast grains, and somewhat of a metallic finish. Creamy thick mouthfeel, with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnd7 (10) - IRELAND - DEC 25, 2014
Draught. Worlds best known stout. Pours a dark brown with off white head. Roasted coffee - light on palate despite the appearance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1337) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
440ml can from local shop. Pours black-dark brown in colour with a creamy beige head and aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruity. Flavour is roasted malty, sweetish powdered chocolate, raisins, fruity notes, slightly bitter. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry light bitter finish. Quite OK.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chicago_John (7) - - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
This I keep stock for everyday consumption. Also a favorite when out to dinner. Itís a great social beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Keg in some dive bar in Glasgow. Pours black, nose is sweet toffee, hint of liquorice, taste is cold, sweet, creamy, light roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CervezaCabeza (27) - Le Mans, FRANCE - DEC 21, 2014
The Irish milkshake!!! What can I say about Guinness that hasn't already been said. It's a beer but it's also it's own category of beer. Pours a midnight red color with a pillowy off white head. There is always a generous lacing whether can, bottle, or draft. Super smooth flavor with roasted espresso notes. A classic mainstay and always a go to favorite for a pick me up. Call it beer or mother's milk it's intangible spiritual qualities will immortalize Guinness on most bar's tap menus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (146) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
On tap Michael Collins, Brussels. Tasted dozens of times before in different countries, so time to rate finally. Smooth, creamy, aroma and taste mainly roasted coffee. A classic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loubar (88) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 18, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 11.2 oz. bottle from Trader Joeís. Pours dark brown; turns black. Light tan to almost eggshell white head. Nose of mild yeast and malt. What makes this beer interesting is that itís a light beer even though they donít call it a light beer. That said, it has a nice flavor. Taste of mild caramel roastiness, slightly grassy, a bit of dark chocolate with a little hop bitterness on the back end. Itís dry and light; an excellent easily drinkable session brew.

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