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


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RATINGS: 5104   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.

cckevin's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cckevin (44) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 I will have to re-sample this, but my memory of this beer is summed up in 2 words:Burned Chocolate. Update: On tap, out of bottle or can. Nice "standby" beer. Love watching the nitrogen pour! Best paired with chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlasticSoul (8) - - OCT 1, 2016 does not count
44 cl. can. Pours very dark brown/almost black with a massive and very long-lasting beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, bread, coffee, biscuit, butter. It has an enjoyable medium bitterness. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Carbonation is very low and it has a creamy bitter finish. Although it is a quite heavy beer in the stomach, it still leaves a watery sensation in the mouth. I actually like Guinness, but I would not regularly consume it. Good to enjoy once in a while with company.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AntonyWilson (138) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 1, 2016
500ml on tap: Pours black with creamy tan head. Roasted notes with stone fruit on the nose. Finishes dry with a heavy body. Low bitterness. I like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moravius (1125) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2016
Dose aus dem Pyongyang Shop - endlich gibt es Guiness auch in Nordkorea ... - Tiefschwarz, stabiler kremiger Schaum. - In der Nase milde aber angenehme Röstnoten, Mokka. - Antrunk äußerst schlank mit sehr milder dunkler Malzsüße, fein ausbalanciert durch zarte aber tiefe Röstnaromen, pikante Säure und feine krautige Herbe. Schlank, beinahe wäßrig, wenig rezent. Im Abgang ein wenig Asche, Anklänge an Seife und gerade noch ausreichende Hopfenherbe. - Was sich in Worte gefaßt recht bescheiden liest, wirkt im Glas doch recht überzeugend; selbst der dünne Körper ist auf seine Art reizvoll. Schön süffiges, rundes Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PugUglyBrewer (151) - - SEP 28, 2016
Ah it seemed as if it were yesterday that I made my first foray into the realm of dark beers by the bottleneck of a Guinness Draught. Please understand my slightly timid approach to consume something of near polar opposite nature to clear golden lagers. Many many many...many pints later I shall digress. The most uniform beer in a glass the head is near milkshake density of pillowy nitrogenous orgy, light tan in color. The color is dark brown with ruby highlights at the outer edge. The aroma is slightly lactose, light milk chocolate and roast barley note. Prunes in the end. In the taste the body is on the light side for a stout. Super smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Light roast and caramel flavors with dark fruit (plum) in the finish. In reminiscing I always enjoy coming back to a pint of this to well... reminisce.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jann3 (297) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Pours black with a foamy tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is mild and bittersweet with ripe fruits, nuts, roasty flavours and some coffee. Having a Guinness every now and then is always a pleasure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GraemeL (11) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2016
Draft. Dark with Ruby red tinge, the creamy head is great and goes well with the malty, biscuity, subtle chocolate and bitter finish.. Always enjoyable and light enough to have a few.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
irenecus (85) - - SEP 20, 2016
Na zdrowie, Salud, Kampai, Prost, Skaal, Zivjeli, Fenékig, На здоровь& Na zdravi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AnG_BrgNor (511) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2016
Can. Black with perfect foam. A classic beer. Roasted, coffee, some dried dark fruits and some nuts. I like this one and still remember my first Guinness. I’ve saved it for my rating nr 500.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
micia600 (59) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Piwo barwy czarnej z rubinowymi przebłyskami, piana niesamowita - beżowa, drobniusienieńka, zbita, można ją jeść łyżką, przypomina pianę w kawowych deserach. W aromacie czuć palony słód. W smaku jest mało intensywne - przypalona skórka od chleba, słodowość i niewiele więcej. Wysycenie w zasadzie żadne. Goryczka niska. Dobre na piwo codzienne, warto spróbować choćby ze względu na bardzo ciekawą pianę.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cajun (390) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle - Pours dark brown/black, creamy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt and butter. Flavors of scorched pancakes, weak coffee, and a tart middle. Very mild hops finish.

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