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


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RATINGS: 5157   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 5, 2004
potentially the most beautiful beer when poured correctly. better as a black and tan. not too complex, but it is a good beer. we have all had it. it is often what people order in bars to look like real beer drinkers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2004
Guinness, the first stout I ever tried. There will always be a soft spot in my heart for this beer. That all said, Iíve got to be honest. Compared to some of the other stouts I have tried Guinness is weak and a bit watery. Pours less than black, a bit too clear but with a nice tan creamy head. Aroma is full of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor matches aroma perfectly. I love to watch this beer swirl in the glass as it is being poured. Overall, I think this is a great beer and I love it. Plus, Guinness is good for you!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5829) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Will people think iím crazy if i said that this beer almost tastes light for a stout? It is an excellent beer, but as far as stouts go, it is not in my top third.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
If Guinness had some umph to it and was 7% it would be a kick ass beer. But at 4.1% itís a frat boy beer. But I do enjoy it once in a while. Iíve heard itís great in Ireland.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tomislav (12) - CROATIA - JUL 1, 2004
I think it is great stout, maybe the best l stout availeble in Croatia. Yuo must know that taste can vary greatly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Weird, I thought Iíd already rated this... No matter. Of course, we all know that this is probably one of the most beautiful, perfect looking beers in the world, and, in the same breath, that it is a decent beer, though a poor showing for a stout. Firstly, there is almost no aroma eminating from the thick head. And, to me at least, it is quite thin in the mouth with little flavor, save for some roastiness and acidity. Definitely has a sort of sour quality. However, it does make you look cool, right? If Iím drinking this, it has to be in a black and tan, as that is really the only way that it tastes decent. Oh well.... Still is beautiful....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2005 Pours black with a great tan head. The smell of roasted barley is restrained, but inviting. Tastes mildly bitter, chocolatey. Extremely smooth, great mouthfeel. The first stout I (and probably most) ever tried and I still enjoy it every now and again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2193) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 25, 2004
where to start on this beer. weíve all had it. it was the first foray into non macros for many of us in th U.S. iím gonna try to rate this objectively. Draft. Poured a dark black with a thick and foamy slightly off white head. i enjoy watching the cascade of this beer as it settles. taste is a healthy bitter with a creamy mouth feel. leaves a great malt taste at the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamdenD (1195) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2005 Great stout, probably the best non-imperial stout out there. Taste can vary greatly however, as Iím sure everyone knows.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (3171) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2007 This beer looks cool, nothing exactly like watching a freshly poured Guinness settle. From there this beer of course has a thick creamy head with a black body. Notes of coffee and roasted malts. nice Creamy mouthfeel

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