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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
9er (92) - Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2005
This poor excuse for a stout was offensive and fueled by the ever present of it being watered down. This flavorless crap was full of foamy head followed by a flat sensation without any of the tastes associated with its cousin. The color was the same as cocoa-cola- brown amber with a yellowish brown colorations arond the break. Hated this beer which I tasted in Baltimore.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BoomerSooner (17) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Guinness is proof that god loves us. Thick creamy head, i usually get this stuff at a local irish pub at 4.50 a pint but worth every penny.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mmmmbeer1970 (3) - Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, USA - MAR 18, 2005 does not count
Poured with a thick, cream colored "permafoam" for a head. Nice, dark, coffee appearance. Flavor of roasted cold coffee. Body like water, only seemed thinner.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerguys (50) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2005
I bought a 4 pack of cans yesterday to celebrate St. Paddy’s. Poured with a thick cream head because of the nitrogen widdget that lasted right thru to the end. Once poured the beer looks great as the foam bubbles rise to the top. Noticed that the settling does not last as long compaired to draught ordered in the pub. This beer has a light earthy smell and a rosted coffee taste. Very smooth and 1 of my favorites

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
can8ianben (1530) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2005
"it’s almost like a roasty iced coffee, with a watery mouthfeel" Best rating I have ever heard for Guinness. A much better beer on tap and will always impress people if you order it, but not exceptional from the micro stouts that are available. You gotta love the settling characteristic of a freshly poured glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crazyjoeda (6) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2005 does not count
I tried this for the first time on St Patricks Day; and its now my favorite beer. It goes down so smooth and has a great flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2006 Poured from a Draught bottle in honor of St. Patty’s day. The widget in the bottle does a great job simulating the look of a Guinness poured at the pub. Pours opaque and black with a nice thick white head. Coffee aroma. Not a lot of flavor but what’s their has a hint of coffee. I love the mouth feel of nitro beers. It’s funny how thick this seemed when I was in high school and how thin it feels now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2005
This may not be the most complex stout out there, but it could well be the easist drinking and most refreshing taste...it’s almost like a roasty iced coffee, with a watery mouthfeel which may lead to chuggin it back quick. One of the beers that got me into good beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Not a very flavorful beer. Usually what I order when I’m out at a bar with a limited selection. Nitrogenation is fun though. Nice, creamy head. Not good with all food, but still quite a good beer. It’s one that I almost always order.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2005
a great beer to have with a meal, different flavor from every other beer, but is very hard to drink a lot of this beer an excellent irish brew. very filling beer

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