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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5183   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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EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2003
what's the deal with the variation in this beer? draft and bottles/cans with nitrogen, bottled, foreign extra, 20 odd different recipies worldwide, how can one even rate it? the most popular version, draught guinness, is an uneventful, dark watery overchilled experience. funny seeing 10 lagers and this on tap. like the a-z of mediocrity

zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [draft at Heinz Field - Pittsburgh, PA] A beautiful roasted aroma. Rich black coloring with a thick dirty tan head. Initial taste of chocolate, coffee and malt with a slightly bitter aftertaste, but not too strong. There is nothing more beautiful than watching a freshly poured Guinness settle. The swirling creamy tan color as the head gets smaller and smaller and the black of the stout gets bigger in the glass. [[RE-RATE 3/26/05]] - The more I have this beer, the less I like it. It just does not taste good at all. It is not bad, but I have just found other stouts that are much better.

Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Nice dark color with aromas of roasted malt. Nice chocolate mouth with just enough bitterness.

mf82 (1) - USA - DEC 16, 2003 does not count
yum yum i just love the taste of it, and its irish. what more could you want from a beer?

jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2004 A True favorite. The only thing better than the beautiful opaque black appearance and the creamy texture is the perfect, rich, nutty flavor. Excellent.

Trogdor (197) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 hints of chocolate and espresso coffee, slightly bitter roasted malts, devine creamy mouthfeel. you've gotta try atleast a few guiness's before you decide you don't like them, can be an aquired taste and there's a slight metallic taste that some people tend to home in on.

mjgdawg (13) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Always has been my favorite beer, awesome color and head, aroma and taste are second to none.

Braudog (6712) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2003
From the nitrous ball bottle ... authentic enough with the waterfall suds and milky head! This is like drinking chocolate milk! Vaguely coffee'd and a hint of sweetness. Excellent.

evinal (49) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Been drinking gunniess for so many years, even though i have so many favorite beers. This will always have aplace in my heart. thick, dark, dry,CLASSIC

dayvejohnson (4) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2003 does not count
I love Guinness. Its thick dark appearance and frothy head make for an enjoyable drinking experience. A staple in my fridge.

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