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

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RATINGS: 4623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phersjm99 (25) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2002
ahhhhh, guinness


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fashawn (85) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 22, 2014
Una buona stout considerando che, effettivamente, non Ť una birra complessa. Colore scuro con meravigliosa schiuma, fine e persistente, color caffellatte. Aroma di orzo e xereali, alla bocca riporta líorzo ed una bella asprezza, ma troppa, veramente troppa acquisitŗ per potermi far impazzire. Buona stout, non eccellente perÚ.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (206) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014
Tap. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Everyone knows draught Guinness. And I love it.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Carlisle (27) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Beautiful pour. Great flavor. The quintessential session beer. A draft (or draught) Guinness in Ireland is as close to perfect as it gets. My favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
rotaman14 (68) - Falkensee, Brandenburg, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
Typical taste and aroma of a stout. This one is much worse than the bottled version, mainly due to the strange "buttery" mouthfeel it has to it.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnth (18) - - SEP 20, 2014
On draught. Stouts always have a lovely appearance and guinness is the daddy of them all. Enticing in looks, this may be a lightweight tasting stout compared to some of those on the craft beer scene but it still packs more punch than some bland macro lager.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (165) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
Black beer with a cream-colored everlasting head. Taste is like roasted flavors with a creamy coffee finish.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chromeotaphor (31) - Grevenbicht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
Fris aroma, kolenzwart uiterlijk. Dun van smaak ontwikkelt zich langzaam, warme afdronk.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippyHop (117) - CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Iím actually fairly surprised by the high ratings this beer has. I donít hate Guinness. In a bar serving only crappy macro beers, itís often my go-to sipper. (Mind you the older I get, the less time I spend in such bars.) Oh yeah, the beer. It looks great: jet black with that everlasting head. But everything about it is muted: the aroma, the taste - the carbonation.Thereís a bit of chocolate and coffee, roasted grain, and a finish just dry enough to make it sessionable. But compared to a big, bold craft stout (or even St-Ambroise), I donít see how Guinness can stack up.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
njbenz (4) - PHILIPPINES - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
Cheers! Cheers! Cheers! Cheers! Cheers! Cheers! Cheers! Cheers! Cheers! Cheers! Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
greenclansman (797) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - SEP 8, 2014
Classic dry stout example and one of the first stouts I ever tried. Even though years have passed, and much better beers have been tried, Guinness is still a very pleasant session pub beer.


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