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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: 5218   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beern (68) - Alabama, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Pours black with a pillowy lingering white head. The classic Guinness taste is silky smooth with a mild malt & a slight hint of hops. Classic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geolgau (63) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - MAR 10, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2017 That nitro induced appearance is nice. Aroma is roasted malts, weak roasted coffee beans, even a bit of hops appear. After a while, you can feel some chocolate also, but kinda introverted. Light body, watery, a bit creamy also, and it’s a smooth drinking. Flavors go with the nose, with the dry bitterness at the end being a faithful ally. Classic.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
rodbod (312) - SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Nitro-can. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Nose is simple - just roasted malt really. Taste is rather watery, and is mainly the roasted malt note, plus a little bitterness. Palate is unimpressive - short, light, and slightly sticky. Still and all, Guinness is probably better than most mass produced beers if you end up somewhere that doesn’t have any decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (1004) - BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2017
Zwart bier met een rode gloed en crèmekleurige romige schuimkraag die blijft kleven. Geur: geroosterde mout, wat karamel, vleugje koffie en een lichte hint van chocolade. Smaak: licht geroosterde moutsmaak, droog, licht zoet. Romig maar waterig mondgevoel. Weinig tot matige koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitter en een klein vleugje zuur en wat noten.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mulander (118) - POLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Iconic appearance. Pours in black with a sturdy tan creamy head and a submerged white building up foam from the gas released by the widget. Weak chocolate and caramel aroma. Dry and slightly bitter. Light bodied with a watery texture and a medium astringent finish.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roflorence (54) - South Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2017
Dark, almost black colour in the glass with 2cm of creamy head, dark crimson with a light shone through it. A dark malt nose but not much else. Roast malt flavour with a short lasting body. Nitrogen bubbles.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FireGlider (536) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 3, 2017
Dark amber color with big brown head. Malty aroma. Bitter and dry taste. Feels quite watery.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kaserov (482) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2017
Bonita. Todo el mundo conoce su apariencia. Textura como de agua cremosa. Olor plano, algún toque tostado. En boca algo de café, metálica. Poco regusto y menos postgusto aun.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ANZUShophunter (390) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2017
From nitro-bottle in shaker. Pours black with creamy head and aroma of roast malt. Smooth drinking thanks to the N2, classic mellow finish with a bit of smokey bitterness. Reasonably close to tap version.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
superspak (5226) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2017
14.9 ounce can into imperial pint glass, canned on 5/26/2016. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1 finger dense and creamy light tan head that lasts the whole glass. Thick creamy lacing clings down the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, and toasted dark bread; with light nuttiness, smoke, dark fruit, herbal, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, and toasted dark bread; with light nuttiness, smoke, dark fruit, herbal, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted dark bread, light nuttiness/smoke/herbal, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and balance of roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a nice roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from roast/bitterness, increasing through the glass. Light carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly grainy/chalky, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is okay. Very thin with no creaminess at all. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.2%. Overall this was a decent Irish dry stout. All around good robustness and balance roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. This was too thin and bit watery than I expected; but it was still quite enjoyable overall, and a good style example.


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