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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Draught can version. Pours a dark brown that gives a deep red amber when held up to the light. Thick, pillowy head that is light tan in color and remains throughout. Aroma is rather restrained, but roasted malts are most discernible. Taste is of malts and some hops in background. Lightly bitter taste, with some slight sourness. A faint flavor of coffee is discernible. Palate is velvety smooth, like drinking cream. Overall, this classic is a fine, but not remarkable, stout. This particular version is more notable for the appearance and palate (both due to the nitro can) than for its aroma or taste. Try to appreciate the former, but look to other versions of Guinness for the latter.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
puredelusion (17) - Lviv, UKRAINE - NOV 28, 2014
Tapped. Nothing new to say. Black colour, cloudy liquid, full body. Caramel aroma, extra low sweet, some chocolate bitter in the taste. Awesome creamy head, with bubbles that come upside down. Nice aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamedra (542) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 27, 2014
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je znát po hořké čokoládě a karamelu s lehkým chmelovým nádechem. Pěna je světle hnědá, jemná, nízká a držící. Barva samotného piva je temně měděná. Chuť má nádech jemně hořké čokolády s bylinným nádechem, finiš je středně kávově hořký a držící. V ústech pivo působí průměrně, má střední říz a je dobře pitelné. Jedná se o klasiku, stout s letitou tradicí, dobrý, ale ne excelentní.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
FALCAOlucas (5) - Vitória, BRAZIL - NOV 26, 2014 does not count
Stout de baixo amargor. Cerveja leve da pra beber em grandes quantidades. Baixo teor alcoólico. Aroma de café, tostado, toffe. Esperava mais intensidade no sabor assim como ela é forte no aroma. Talvez mais amargor. No geral uma cerveja fácil de beber. Boa para iniciantes por ser uma dry stout bem levinha.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobyFischer (78) - FRANCE - NOV 26, 2014
Une stout sèche tout à fait plaisante à condition de la servir pas trop froide : 10 degrés minimum. Belle mousse beige crémeuse, aucune bulle, robe d’encre.Nez d’houblons amers et de malts torréfiés, cacao. En bouche, très sèche, malt grillé et torréfié, houblons finement amers.Corps épais voir gras.Finale très sèche.Relativement désaltérante pour une brune.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHeath99 (1103) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark dark brown with a layer of beige head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corkyrory66 (673) - BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
Bière de Diageo, qui fut jadis l’institution irlandaise. Est-ce encore le cas ??? Je doute de certaines versions draught, alors que la version export belge à 8 % abv est un prodige. Mais ici, avec son classique niveau de 4,2 % abv, il me semble que cette bière est plus aqueuse qu’auparavant … Industrie oblige … (On est loin du « noblesse oblige » …). (Entre parenthèses, le monde entier sait que la Guinness draught est à 4,2, mais ratebeer l’a enregistrée à 4,1 …. Cherchez l’énigme !!). Couleur noir d’encre (toujours … obligé …). Mais, c’est facile à obtenir… Mousse crème d’expresso (mais là aussi elle est moins dense qu’auparavant…). Arômes de chocolat, café (moins fort qu’avant …), houblon, tourbe, candi brun (qui n’existait pas avant …). 1ère bouche soyeuse (la crème) sur du café crème (comme on dit en France … amusant !!), charbon de bois, cendre de feu de bois. Arrière-bouche sur la tourbe, la terre, pointe de fumée. (Mais tout cela est moins distingué qu’auparavant…). 2ème plus aqueuse. Café au rabais !!! 3ème avec du houblon intéressant, surprenant dans l’ensemble. La longueur n’emballe pas (ou plus??). Elle se laisse boire, sans vraie surprise… L’alcool est banal, mais il l’a toujours été (et c’est voulu …). N.B 4,2 … La finale est plate. CONCLUSION : une bière de légende qui perd doucement sa légende … Mais il vous reste la version « special export belgian version » à 8 % abv pour compenser, et continuer à rêver ...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
This is a mass produced and marketed beer that actually holds up. Good flavor, mouthfeel and presence. A beer I can get just about anywhere and know I will enjoy it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuszek (36) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Tap. Perfect beige head. Coffee, chocolate and dark bread in aroma. Bitterness low, delicate taste of roasted barley. Very drinkable. What is wrong with their marketing staff? Why extra cold? Makes no sense absolutely.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
soolash (59) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Beczka w Guinness Storehouse / Gravity Bar (piwo nalane przeze mnie - perfect pint :-), Dublin. Zapach lekko palony, chlebowy, ale nie wyrazisty. Kolor prawie czarny. Piana obfita, kremowa, bardzo drobna i trwała. Goryczka dość niska. Pijalność wysoka :-).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
einherjar (52) - CROATIA - NOV 17, 2014
On tap. Black color with creamy beige head. Aroma roasted malts and coffee. Taste chocolate, coffee with moderate ending bitterness. Much better then can version.


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