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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5218   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (917) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2017
Can. Clear dark cola body, small nitro beige head with good retention. Aroma of burned caramel, toast and condensed milk. Taste of burned caramel, burned malts, toast and herbs. Slightly odd palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fullpintofbeer (282) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Tap at Seamus OíDonnels, Bristol. St Patrickís Day celebration. Huge off-white, creamy head, very dark brown, nearly black colour, nice lacing. Aroma: Roasted malts and coffee. Taste: Lightly bitter, with dry/coffee finish. Light to medium body, bit watery, flat. Very nice at the beginning, quite boring towards the end, however had a great time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tapefuzz (330) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2017
16oz can. Pours black with a frothy medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, minerals, and a little grain. Taste is about the same, with a little coffee, some earthy hops, and a touch of fruitiness. Bitter. Medium body. No carbonation. Watery but creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spacecube (1604) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2017
Nitro can on St. Patricks Day. Pours dark with a full and lasting tan head. Aroma is caramel and roast malts, very smooth and silky palate, havenít had a nitro can in a while. Not much malt or hop character to speak of really but enjoyable all the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmh2017 (10) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2017
roasty, chocolate, black, clear, frothy, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
basjansen14 (207) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2017
mooi zwart bier met een zeer romige schuimkraag. Aroma: bruin brood, misschien wat geroosterd in de achtergrond. Smaak: licht geroosterd, wat bruin brood, romig, waterig met een klein bittertje. Zeer matig

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kamilinho (107) - POLAND - MAR 15, 2017
roasty, bread, brown, clear, rocky head, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, flat,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdf95 (26) - - MAR 14, 2017
Barwa idealnie czarna, gęsta, kremowa piana. Delikatnie wysycone, troche wodniste, ale przecież tak ma być. Jeden z najlepszych koncerniakůw.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JamesChamp (16) - Canada, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2017
Big Macro beer, but probably the best major beer in the world. Itís rather thin, little bit weak in flavour, but itís easy drinking beer and tho Iíve had many better stouts in more recent years I can still drink a Guinness and enjoy it, itís got some flavourís, itís not like water. Also probably one of the only big Macro beers in the world that is not a lager or pilsner. To Guinness!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HopsTamer50 (2) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2017 does not count
I enjoyed this beer very much. It has a nice smooth appearance and espresso color. The micro bubbles in the carbonation help in go down smooth and do not cause you to feel overly full. The taste was medium bodied and smooth with hints of coffee and remnisent of dark chocolate. I would drink this again and felt I could have easily had another without concern of feeling overly full.

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