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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5020   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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2972) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2008 My first Guinness was a horrid bottled beer many years ago. Today’s version with the “widget” delivering something resembling a hand-pulled mouthfeel is a great improvement. The Draught cans still have a somewhat “fizzier” head than a draft pull, but at least the head is creamy and plays well with the roasty beer body. For sure, Guinness has become an American mega-brew, and craft brews surpass it in taste, but it’s still a fine session beer and an alternative to a horse-p*** pilsner. Revision note: Oh yeah, good smoked peat taste in my latest can. Acidic, too. I’ve based my ratings on the pint “pub draught” cans that have been in my beer fridge for over two years now (one left), and it seems to have aged pretty well.

   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 (12) - 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 (43) - 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 (733) - 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 (357) - 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 (27) - 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 (450) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
efeesse (361) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 2, 2016
Stout beer, with medium body, black color, soft carbonized, some foam in the top, (drunk a pint during Guinness Storehouse tour).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tony_Grayne (87) - Borisov, BELARUS - MAR 31, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours black colour. Tan head. Aroma of roasted barley, bread crust, smoke, burnt grain. Taste is the same. Thin body. Watery palate. Some roasted bitterness detected. Well, nothing special. Expected more from this beer.

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