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


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RATINGS: 4610   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rainmaker2152 (55) - - FEB 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 A light, roasty stout. The perfect breakfast beer. One of the rare beers where the head sort of makes up for the rest of the body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Banksiz (24) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Caramel-roasty nose with a phenolic cough-drop overtones. Moderate sweetness, with a roasty bitter finish with a slight astringency. Creamy texture, a lightly flat and watery palate--might be a bit oxidized. Really, not as good as what many of our west coast craft breweries are doing now

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
angel77 (901) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
Botella, caña y lata de 33 cl de el c. Ingles en montón de ocasiones. Cuerpo ligero a medio de 4.2 vol bastante cremosa y ligero paso por boca. Color negro con espuma beige con aromas y sabores ligeramente tostados, acabando con un ligero amargor. Fácil de beber, buena.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChewyBeer (36) - SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 28, 2014
Its Guiness. What so you say? Dark with beautiful creamy head. Low nose aromas with bitter roast flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
SzopPiwosz (55) - - AUG 27, 2014
Wersja z nitro-tapu Piana: Jasnobeżowa, bardzo drobnopęcherzykowa i bardzo sztywna. Kolor: .Ciemnomahoniowe z czerwonymi refleksami. Zapach: Kawa z toffi. Nuty biszkoptowe, po ogrzaniu dochodzi mleczna czekolada. Smak: Dość wytrawne, spora paloność, nuty kawy z mlekiem. Tekstura: Bardzo smukłe, lekkie. Nie pozostawia osadu, ani ściągania. Nasycenie: Minimalne. Goryczka: Średnia z wrażeniem pochodzenia od palonego słodu. Pijalność: Średnio-wysoka. Wątpię czy ten Guiness różni się czymś w smaku od tego, którego można dostać u nas w Polsce w tzw. "irish pubach". Nie ulega natomiast żadnej wątpliwości, że jest znacznie lepszy od butelkowego. Smak nie jest głęboki, ale przynajmniej czuć paloność, nie czuć alkoholu i można wlewać w siebie bez skrzywienia na buzi. Wolałbym coś innego, ale w obliczu festiwalowego zatoru na kranach i rak ryba...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
panzerwolf (12) - - AUG 25, 2014
Absolutely love this beer. A very dark and rich appearance, with a full white top. A full, roasty taste of malt, almost coffee-like. One of my favourite beers to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
fkoolen (270) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Full pint draught. Deep dark brown colour, beige superbly creamy head. No aroma. Watery taste, a little roasted coffee and chocolate, vanilla. Creamy, silky soft mouthfeel and aftertaste. Very low carbonated, thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (158) - - AUG 24, 2014
On draft at Baton Rouge. Arguably the most beautiful beer in the world with its jet black body and perfectly shaped mocha head. Aromas are slightly underwhelming with some roasted malts and hints of coffee. Tastes are pretty much in line with the aroma. Nice dryness on the finish. Mouthfeel is incredibly creamy. Overall there is a reason this is one of the world’s most recognizable beers and it’s the quality of every draft of this I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hullujussi (5) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
On tap at Nick’s. Looks like coffe/cola. Really nice creamy top Coffee-like modest aroma. Tastes like cold coffee. Bitter on palate. I’ve had better Guiness before.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
mikske79 (1105) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 23, 2014
Echt niet mijn soort bier, dan zijn er veel en veel lekkerdere dan dit te vinden

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoNm (503) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a pitch black color, topped with a beautiful cream colored head. Roasty aroma, notes of caramel and chocolate. Very inviting. Creamy body, decent bitterness in the finish, roasty notes and slight coffee. Gotta love it.

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