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


on tap

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RATINGS: 4735   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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VAYankee (353) - Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2003
A dark black color, with a thick long lasting head. There was not a strong, distinguishable flavor.

Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Pours a deep black color with a medium sized tan head. The head lingers all the way to the bottom of the pint. The beer leaves great lacings on the sides of the glass. Light aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with flavors of bitter coffee and roasted malts. Finish is smooth and slightly bitter. The nitro effect is somewhat of a gimmick, but I still like this beer. I do think the bottled extra stout is better though.

goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Pour is beautiful - black with a thick creamy tan head that just hovers on top, leaving thick lacing all the way to the bottom of the pint. Aroma is very light, mostly roasted and bitter coffee and chocolate. Flavor has the same hints of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel and smooth and creamy, probably greatly aided by the nitro.

tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2009 Kind of flat and watery. I love stouts and have had many... guiness doesn’t taste good to me, compared to other stouts. If this was all I tried of stout, I would assume I didn’t like the stout style of beer.

EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2003
Heaven. Had a draft Guinny and a bottle draft Guinny today, and the tapper still wins. Dry, malty, refreshing, and a politely bitter finish. My personal favorite.

DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Delicious and creamy; thick mouthfeel, wonderful companion to a thick steak

Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
- deep dark black color, creamy – foamy head, roasted malt aroma, light hoppy smell and whiffs of burnt chocolate; very smooth flavor, roasted and burnt, creamy burnt chocolate is noticeable, dry and bitter

Billyaustin (28) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2003
The best Dry stout I have Sampled at this point. Smooth and chocolate-coffee flavor, with some Lemon-hoppy after taste. YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG HERE. Timeless great beer.

JK (6240) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 Instructions on the bottle say to drink from the bottle, so a high appearance rating isn’t appropriate as you can’t see much of what is inside. Some coffee aroma, and also in the flavor. Next time I will buy the can and pour into a glass instead.

cckevin (44) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 I will have to re-sample this, but my memory of this beer is summed up in 2 words:Burned Chocolate. Update: On tap, out of bottle or can. Nice "standby" beer. Love watching the nitrogen pour! Best paired with chocolate.

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