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


on tap

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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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rgrep (157) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2004
Bottle w/ widget, 4.2% ABV. Classic black stout with a tinge of red. Creamy white/beige head with dense lacing. Has a sweet caramel-like nose of toasted malt. The body is watery and a tad weak. It tastes slightly acetic and almost salty with notes of burnt malt and coffee. The coffee flavours carry through into the bitter finish.

Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2003
I love Guinness Extra Stout, but the stout version is just water -- even compared to american standard! It's Okay and definitely not offensive or anything, but very thin and not what I was expecting. Nice appearance, but lacks the flava lacks character.

buzzmccoy1 (10) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2003
The best pouring beer in existence. The taste of woods can sometimes be overpowering, but always full of flavor. Definitely one of my favorites. Mucho bitter.

Foxbush (2142) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2012 This beverage from the tap is outstanding. The dark black color and head are perfect when poured properly. The head is creamy and you wish would never go away. This drink could be the perfect beer/stout. I have had many of these. They all have been very good. The Guinnes is smoother and a more creamy head. On a recent trip to Ireland in March I was able to get a tour of St James Gate Storehouse. This is a worthwhile stop for all beer/stout lovers. The Gravity Bar on the seventh floor has a 360 degree panarama view of Dublin and plenty of Guinness.

Fixer808 (10) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
Hey hey, my my, Guinness Stout will never die... Sorry for the Neil Young, but this is without question the greatest stout in the history of man. BUT... only if you get it in a pub in the UK. The exported versions don't stand up to the trip too well, but if you're lucky enough to go to the UK (or live there!)then you're in for a treat.

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 (4021) - 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 (3235) - 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.

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