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


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RATINGS: 4814   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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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.

Sammy (13013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2004 Two tastes - weak coffee and bitter beer. Drink it straight from the bottle is the motto. However the best we can say is its coffee appearance and huge creamy head that stays there. OK to drink if you’;re drinking something after to take away the taste.

sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2004
Give me a good cigar, a properly served Guinness and a good friend. Life just doesn’t get any better. If your bartender serves it in a chilled glass, kill them, it would be justifiable homicide! A proper served Guinnes comes in a room temperature glass at 45-50 degrees, and slow poured.

RugbyMike (14) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2004
Creamy head, toasted malt flavor and a slightly bitter finish. The best of the Irish stouts, but not as good served icy cold as in America. Drink at 45-50 degrees fahrenheit and maybe slide down a few oysters while you’re at it. For something a bit smoother, try a Murphy’s. Especially when you are in County Cork.

jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2004
This is my favorite beer. If I want a drink I think of Guinness first. Then I go and try something new. Best when you start off the night with it so you know the full flavor.

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