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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5022   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.

TCT328's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TCT328 (15) - - MAR 2, 2013
The greatest beer on earth. An Irish blessing. It’s like velvet vanilla coffee being poured into your soul.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gangrol (6) - Crecente, SPAIN - MAY 5, 2016 does not count
Deja el regusto a la guinness de barril, pero aun así no es exacta (lo cual hace que pierda parte del encanto que tiene una buena guinness tirada). Pero de todas formas, para tener en casa es una buena opción.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Castelijns (3) - - MAY 1, 2016 does not count
Wat een heerlijk bier. Het drink als water. Heeft een licht bittere, weinig zoete smaak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Felixschnuff (18) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 26, 2016
black beer. nice appearance, very very dark color, aroma not so nice smells a bit like lemons with pinch of vanilla whereas one would expect some roasted smell. medium bitterness, thick creamy head, bit watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vnaan (14) - - APR 24, 2016
I think Guinness tastes better from tap. Whenever I get a can of this stuff, its not that great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sototumulo (17) - Wroclaw, POLAND - APR 24, 2016
Cuerpo medio,aromas tostados a café torrefacto, espuma cremosa de color beige,toque amargo interesante. Buena cerveza,clasica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Popoff91 (49) - Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2016
11.2-ounce bottles in a pint glass. Tried out both this and Guinness Extra Stout side-by-side for a good comparison. Draught was a little lighter in aroma and feel, and had a little less flavor as well. Not bad at all, but I do prefer the Extra Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (739) - MOns, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2016
Un beau dry stout équilibré, avec un nez élégant et typé et une bouche ample et crémeuse mais qui garde un coté digeste et équilibré.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
UjoKlobasa (365) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2016
Can. Black liquid, tan creamy head. Only nice thing about this beer is appearance. Aroma of lemon, instant coffee. Taste is medium sour with only a tin of bitterness and/or sweetness. Watery. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ildjarno (31) - Vaasa, FINLAND - APR 9, 2016
Tap. Black colour with silky/creamy perfect head. Aroma has roasted malt. Taste is really smooth and mild with roasted malt, coffee. Soft carbonation. Roasted malt in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (454) - - APR 7, 2016
Had many times before, finally rating. Had it on tap at James St. Pub in Ottawa. Always comes with a generous amount of thick creamy head. Very dark black appearance. Flavours are of burnt roasted malts, dark coffee grinds. Hints of caramel and vanilla in the aroma. Even once a bit lukewarm, still quite tasty, just as good as chilled. Much better on tap than in a tallboy.

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