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


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RATINGS: 4823   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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karl (158) - Glendale, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2000
the best in a glass in class by its self....................................

wade (59) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2000
Every time I have one of these, I draw a little smiley face with my finger in the head and pray to the Beer Gods thanking them for this wonderful brew.

billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2000
This is the perfect pint, when it is indeed perfect. However, I can't give it a perfect score because for some reason 50% of the time the stout doesn't taste up to par. I put a majority of the blame on the bar, but some must go to the brewer. I go with the can for consistent flavor.

redwitching99 (15) - st. augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2000
thees ees one of thee good ones, man........................................

zbrew19 (31) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2000

mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2000
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Silky smooth. Thank you widget man, for the can. Closet thing to the tap at your local good bar.

Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2000
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2004 This beer was a big stepping stone for me. While I still find it good, there are many other stouts I’d put before it. Although, it is a ’staple’ beer in a way, and it is widely available. A good beer to judge others by.

roland (38) - Bellevue, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2000
This is *the* classic stout. Guinness is best from the can or served right on tap - the bottle loses some of the texture and appearance and makes the beer taste too bitter.

PhillyBeer2112 (2944) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2000
UPDATED: APR 7, 2003 Finally getting around to updating my rating on this beer. Properly poured from nitro keg at cellar temp, this is a smooth lightly roasty stout with a roasted nose and a slightly sour and dry finish. Mouthfeel is creamy, almost milky. Overall lacking in character. The draught cans and bottles are essentially the same: overly creamy bland presentation with a hint of roast. The new commercial description and Guinness's new mission: to serve this up extra fast and ice cold, well, it speeds the decline of a great beer. Either the folks at Guinness have completely sold their souls, or they have no respect for the North American beer drinker. Either way, its good enough reason to drink something else.

bojjie99 (6) - AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2000 does not count
The greatest beer in the world!!.................................

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