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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5156   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lachdanan (9) - Tipton, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2003 does not count
Thick as all hell, but that is a part of it. It has a really nice taste though and I love it with Irish Car Bombs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2003
Best example of the style. Definitely the tap version in the USA are different than their counterparts in the UK or Ireland. Nitrogen makes this beer almost lighter than air and incredibly creamy. Pronounced bitterness from black and roasted malts, good body from flaked oats perhaps?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seven7dust (11) - Missoula, Montana, USA - FEB 19, 2003
tastey tastey stuff. Recommend it anytime...just dont drink it straight from the can. don't try to get drunk off of a bunch of them either...each one is a meal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5865) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2003
Opaque with a tint of chestnut on the edges. Creamy tan head. Roasted barley, with a hint of sourdough and touch of sorghum aroma. Light smooth feel, that ends up watery. Light roasted bitterness with a hint of sweetness. Much prefer the original bottleor the draught of years gone by.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ultrasonix (15) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2003
While its being poored its like watching a beautiful girl stripping for you as u know what your going to get afterwards... I just sit and lick my lips as the head settles, there is nothing better than this on the earth. The first sip is heaven on earth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Incarpathia (21) - Edmonds, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
While there's no comparison to Guinness on tap (love those storm clouds), the bottle version is an ok alternative. I'd much rather find a pub with it on tap, however. . .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NJBeerLover (6) - USA - FEB 13, 2003 does not count
Not as good as if you walked in an pub in dublin, slapped a pound on the table, and asked for a glass; but definitely a wonderful stout classic. This is certainly a beer staple and no beer fanatic should be without the occasional glass of it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johans (36) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2003
Looks great black with the milkshake head. Still, I prefer beer with regular carbonation. It's a good stout nevertheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SlamminScott (40) - USA - FEB 10, 2003
This stuff just brings a smile to my face. I don't know if it's the incredible appearance or the smooth creamy/coffee flavor, but this stuff rocks!! The head is what makes this beer, both in appearance and in flavor. That first sip with the full head is truly heavenly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2004 What can we say about a Guinness Draft pint? Well, it holds a special place in all our hearts but, in truth, there are many stouts that are above and beyond. Not even really that good among drys, this is really the watery macro drinkers attempt to seem like a connoisseur.

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