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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5182   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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beersnob73 (14) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2004
One of the greats! Smooth, with a slight bitterness. The first couple of sips are thick, then they get smoother as you go. The aroma and taste of coffee is not overpowering but adds to it’s overlall flavor.

celluloiddroid (25) - Hebron, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2004
First time I had ever had Guinness. On tap. Not as thick as I’ve been told. Did have the beautiful head and dark, almost black body. Takes a drink, hmmmm, not as bitter as I’ve heard too, almost sweet. If I wasn’t at a concert, and perhaps eating a dessert or smoking a pipe, this would taste much better.

bd0gg4 (13) - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2004
What can I say, with both my parents being Irish I would be shot if I didn’t have a place in my heart for Guinness. It is an aquired taste, either you hate it or you love it, it is a real beer lovers beer, full rich body, thick dark head, strong lingering after taste. When poured correctly into a pint glass there isn’t a finer sight to see.

BrainDead (30) - Derby, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2004
A pint of espresso please. Not really! The darkness is the big thing here. And the creamy head. Flavours have softened over time.

Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2005 Bottled from local bodega & on tap at Citizens bank park in philly- From the bottle good, one of the better beers you can get widespead.re rate : I’m lowering this rating cause after drinking this,while not bad ,really not great, looks good though

JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 11, 2004
Okay, well, Guinness looks great when poured. The head is just perfect--a creamy off-white about a centimeter high. Mouthfeel is kind of chalky and veering towards a strange paste when it mixes with the head. Hmm. Taste is quite roasted and there is a prominent copper bitter. Reminds me of the chalk stuff you have to drink at the doctor... Not a bad brew, just average.

beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2004
The kind I had was from a can and surprisingly good tasting (even a bit sweet), rich and smooth, without being too heavy or overpowering. I attribute its goodness to being directly imported from the Irish brewery, rather than the on tap Guinness in the US which tastes a bit more bland and grainy. As always, serve cold to make it taste more heavenly.

darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Just a good dry stout, plain and simple. I really dig the widget cans, they make a great pour, with a creamy head. It’s very easy to drink several of these.

Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Good overall, but one of those beers you realize as you learn more about beer is not near the best. It has all been said already about this one. Nice to see this when you get to a bar with only macrobrew choices.

beer4president (17) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Irelands Finest! You cannot go wrong with Guinness, filling, great smooth taste, all good heads are compared to the Guinness head. Beautiful dark stout that is what life is all about.

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