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


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RATINGS: 4810   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cckevin (42) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
princepurple (22) - wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Okay, the only reason this doesn’t score higher is that I find it the least Amazing of it, Original and the best, none are my favourite drink but are still the best all around, here goes. The Draught version of Guinness Boasts a powerful, deep complexity of Roasted Barley, Heaps of malt, Target hops, and traces of Nugget, along with it’s rich mighty yeasty beastly liquorice. It pours...it pours magic, the blackest beer Stouts and Blackest of it’s family, dense, formidable, brave hidden ruby beauty, with a strong, defining world class head. On the palate is very heavy, creamy, velvety with minimal carbonation, and in it’s taste is near perfection, staple Guinness harsh and dominating malts and barley, roasted coffee, background’s of vanilla pod, liquorice, turmeric and Galena hop’s along with side hint’s of nugget and and a little target. It gives the impression of eating a meal, a Sunday roast in liquid form, with a powerful burnt chocolate and aniseed finish, very bitter, long and merciless rattling of your mouth, simply exceptional!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ZeppelinNL (29) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2015
One of my favourite beers of all time. It’s hard to explain why, but maybe everyone has that with a particular beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrodooo5 (1151) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2015
After all these years, it still has one of the prettiest pours. It’s black w/ a retaining & thick tan head that leaves lacing. The aroma is rather subtle w/ a little bit of dark malt poking through. The taste is relatively plain & dull but the mouthfeel really makes up for it! It’s very light & creamy on the palate making it highly drinkable! Pretty darn good for being 1 of the world’s most popular!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Brunotadeug (2) - - APR 10, 2015 does not count
One of the best in my opinion. If the bar has it I must drink it at least a pint or more

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
klm1 (342) - - APR 10, 2015
Black colour with weak light brown head. Aroma is weak, similar the flavour: roasted malts, little malty and with slightly bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (105) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2015
Pours black from a bottle with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, smoke, vanilla and bread. Flavors of the same. Palate is medium. Overall nice as always.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TychoJames (372) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
Burk systembolaget. Svart kulör med beiget krämigt skum. Lätt rostad doft med kaffe och lite rökt korv. Maltig smak med lakrits och kavring. Aningen vattnig munkänsla. Svagt kolsyrad och lätt beska

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (24) - ITALY - APR 8, 2015
Colore nero impenetrabile, schiuma densa e molto persistente color nocciola. Forte aroma di liquirizia, deboli note di caffè e cacao. Corpo pieno, poco carbonata. Al palato prevale sempre la liquirizia, in un secondo momento si percepisce caffè tostato e cacao, con una nota amaricante sul finale; a tratti lievemente "piccante".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skk325i (2) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2015 does not count
Hard not to love a good ol’ Guinness. There’s a ton of great stouts out there, but its easy to go back to this when I’m at a pub that doesn’t have a wide selection. You can’t go wrong!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DraftDodger (324) - - APR 6, 2015
Copenhagen 6/4 2015. 44 cl can from Føtex. The black can with the golden harp. Dramatic Sound effect when opening. Pours muddy brown which separates into black beer with dense creamy white head. Aroma is rather weak. A little salty - not much else. Very soft and silky carbonation. Taste is malty with a nice but not very distinct bitterness. Like lukewarm coffee (in a nice way). Fine Irish draught - in a can.

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