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

bottled
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RATINGS: 4977   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Canadastar's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canadastar (14) - , Alberta, - JUN 20, 2008
For a macro brewed beer, this is possibly one of the best beers out there. It looks and pours like a great stout should. The flavor is rich and balanced. Not as good as some of the other craft stouts out there, but definitely worth the purchase. Yes, I would buy it again.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Haru13 (12) - FRANCE - FEB 2, 2016
Thick medium tanned head. Enjoy itís subtle ruby color. Roasted malts, coffee, caramel. Strong body. Bitter finish. Even better when drawn in Ireland.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierdimpfe (100) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Opaque black color with a copper hue. Thick and creamy light brown 1 finger head lasting around 10 minutes and clinging to the glass. Powerful legs with a sexy pouring activity slowly revealing the foam. Aromas and flavors of sweet smoky molasses, roasted coffee, cocoa and herbal spices. A little vinous with the smell of alcohol, almost metallic. Nice intensity and well balanced flavors, not too intense and having both sweetness and some sharpness. Smooth creamy full body with pleasant carbonation. Balanced soft finish, slightly spicy and bitter dry mouth coat with a roasted coffee feel. Overall : Very accessible classical craft. Great balance in flavors and well intensified with good freshness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pumpkin87 (181) - - JAN 30, 2016
Pours from can a beautiful deep brown except for ruby depths, with big tan that leaves considerable lacing and skim. Uncomplicated nose: roast chestnuts and coffee. Similar on the palate, with bread, a hint of chocolate and some chalkiness added to the dominant roast malt. Thatís slightly bitter, but the major impression comes from the famous creaminess _ thanks, nitrogen. Light body belies the color and taste profile. Not a particularly layered or ambitious stout, but an approachable and readily sessionable one. The Irish brew is preferable to North American siblings.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lloydy (68) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
On draught. This is one of the Worldsí most famous and popular beers. I think that is more down to clever and extensive advertising than the beer itself. Guinness is watery and quite a bland taste, there are dozens upon dozens of better porters and stouts out there. Try some.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sjorsvdg (285) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2016
Een houterige en waterige smaak voor deze Ierse stout. Redelijk vlak, ook vanwege de absentie van koolzuur, maar staat in zijn eigen recht.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuchessOfIowa (143) - Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2016
On Draught. Subtle roasted malts with chocolate and toffee notes. Mahagony to black with a healthy head that sticks. Thin mouthfeel but still has a nice richness. Super easy to drink and looks beautiful.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Demens (58) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 19, 2016
I tried the canned, the bottled and the tapped version too. The tapped version was interesting. The bartender put the glass on a device that made the beer to fizz. (nitrogen in this case) So far the bottled version was my favourite. Black colour with creamy long lasting tan head. Aroma: Coffee, roasty bread. Taste: Little sweet taste, the coffee dominates but the bitterness isnít harsh becouse the beer is watery. Becouse of that the body is light/medium and almost no carbonation at all. Very dry finish. Itís an okey beer but the hype is too big.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Khaymanbb (7) - Topeka, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
Best way to have Guinness: from a nitro keg. Pours smooth, light tan head, very lightly hoppy. Need to quaff quickly or will tend to become flat after 10 minutes. Guinness Draught and Guinness Extra Stout are completely different, ES is much thicker, darker, has more chocolate and yeast notes, slight leathery aftertaste. Much better than regular Guinness, just cannot get kegs in US.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wizards1stRule (1) - Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
Pours dark with a thick tan head, watery mouthfeel, but a flavor. This is my all time favorite fallback

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (1197) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
Tap @ Stringfellows. Dark with a creamy tanned thick head. Coffee nose with creamy milk chocolate. Creamy smooth mouthfeel. Sweet malty and creamy taste, dry roasted notes, chocolate, ash and creamy coffee.


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