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


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ramboraffe (414) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2014
On tap everywhere. Black with thick white head. Smell is dull smooth bread. Super smooth. A bit watery taste. Low/no bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maarten1993 (289) - - JUN 4, 2014
Drank the extra cold version while at a pub in London with Malou 31/5/2014. Did not really like it. Powdery foam. Also no explicit taste (when warmed up as well). Bit of chemical salmiac, licorice. Not my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
atlrizzob (156) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours alive inside nearly black with the Guinness thick white foam. Has a slight sweet aroma. Uncarbonated flavor of roasted malts and a little chocolate roast.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2014
16oz can pours a dark brown with a frothy light tan head that doesnít last. Sweet molasses a little roast and biscuit malts for aroma. Medium bodied but really watery midway through leading to a semi dry finish with some bitter hops present. Sugary. I understand thereís some history here but most of what I taste is mass produced novelty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
sillyrob (11) - USA - JUL 31, 2003
This beer is completely overrated. First off, it is only drinkable by tap, the can and bottle versions aren't that great. It's not that bad in the beginning because the flavor is decent, but the palate is too heavy, and by the end of the pint, the flavor is tiring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Nitrogen bottle, deep brown, cool looking pour. Dark caramel, malty aroma. Pretty thin, watery body. overall lacking any real personality.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - MAR 29, 2007
What can be said about this worldwide known beer...watery, with just a little notes of roasted coffee. A long aftertaste. Appearance is surely its best. It seems overrated to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 12-13-07 tap. Great appearance - nice thick black with a creamy lasting head. Decent smell - raosted chocolate. Flavor is bland. Nothing really to it. Disappointing palate - weak and pretty watery and thin. Nothing too great about the flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Can from the LCBO. Seems like the right thing to have on St. Patrickís day. Pours a deep opaque black with some very thick and creamy off-white head. Smell is not very strong, a bit of roasted malt, and a bit of sweetness, just not much there at all. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied with not much carbonation. Taste is generally inoffensive. Starts a bit sweet, gets a bit bitter and roasted, then leaves a short slightly bitter aftertaste. Well, itís a Guinness, no denying it, just a bit boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
amikhaylov (5) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
Guinness in common, malty and extremely drinkable stout. In aroma coffee is noticable and the same for taste. Average sort

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