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


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RATINGS: 4937   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nonshaugen (205) - Fetsund, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2015
50 cl can, 4,2% ABV. THE classic stout. No deScription from me, that would be silly with nearly 5000 reviews already. Just a simple rating from my point of view. Tasted with a chocolate dessert. Cheers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
NallePalle (350) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
At draught, Three Tuns, London. A bit disappointing, mild to be a stout. Almost no hints of coffee, chocolate etc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thomas_W1 (138) - Rastatt, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2015
Flasche 0,5l: Schwarz, trüb mit kräftigem stabilen Schaum; die Nase angenehm mit leichter Süße, kräftigem Malzzucker, dunklen Beeren, schwarzen Kirschen, Röstaromen; würziger Antritt, cremig mit angenehmer Bitterkeit und einem trocken-würzigen Nachgang

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
phillybass (61) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2015
This is an exceptionally good light beer. I will gladly drink it instead of the usual low calorie fare. However it any hold its own against most stouts or porters. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
majkelr (280) - Lębork, POLAND - NOV 23, 2015
Nice creamy head. In aroma dark malts, a little bit of coffe and chocolate. In taste coffe with milk, dark malts. A bit roasted, but thin bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karstenborg (543) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
Almost black with a medium off-white head. Aroma is bacon, bread and malt. Taste is toasted bread and malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beermaris (197) - LATVIA - NOV 21, 2015
0.5 l can. Extra thick cap. Dark, cloudy. Low carbonisation. Altogether typical stout, but rather flat and mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sccp1910 (107) - BRAZIL - NOV 19, 2015
Aroma bem discreto, mas uma aparência perfeita, negra, espuma densa e duradoura. Sabor marcante, amargo, cremosa e com notas de café.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hrc_Cro (314) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 14, 2015
0.56l draught. Black color with creamy, forever lasting brown head. Some roasty aroma, but mostly nitrogen. Taste is nitrogen sour and little bitter. I am not sure if this is normal, but it is not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aragh (129) - POLAND - NOV 11, 2015
Wygląd jak z pompy, brunatne z gęstą, zdobiącą szkło pianą i efektem kaskady. Zapach nie jest bardzo intensywny, ale da się wyczuć nuty kawy i czekolady. W smaku bardziej wytrawny, kawa z mlekiem i charakterystyczna cierpkość. Lekka, przyjemna kawowo - pyłowa goryczka.

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