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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5218   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2000
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2005 Very dark ruby-brown. Thick tan head. Yes, they drew a frickiní shamrock in it. I remember when this beer wasnít so damn cutesy. Aroma? On a nitrotap? Hardly any flavour, either. Very watery, just a hint of roast, nuts and maybe vanilla. Artificially thick body. Tart, watery finish. You canít even call this dry anymore - theyíve cut back the hops and the malt sweetness is much more in evidence as a result. Downgrade from 2.7 overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16443) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2009
50 cl draft. Black body with thick creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts and a little coffee as is the flavour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
A: This really is a nice looking pour. Dark brown, bordering on black with that patented creamy mocha colored head. S: Very thin and watery on the nose. I pick up a few hints of roasted malt and maybe some chocolate. T: Not too much better than the nose. A bit of roasted malt flavor and maybe a touch of chocolate and coffee, but overall itís very bland. M: I do enjoy the creamy feel the nitro gives. Unfortunately, it seems to (have helped to) kill the rest of the beer. D: This is really disappointing. I recall early on in my drinking days when Guinness was a fairly enjoyable beer, but it seems to have gone the way of so many other mass produced items.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (16263) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2011 On tap, the only proper way to drink Guinness. A thick, pleasantly bitter, and heavy dry stout with a slightly bitter aftertaste. There was a time when I loved this beer, but after refining my taste buds, this is a sub-par stout beaten by hundreds if not thousands of others. Decent though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (15832) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2007
Black with creamy white head, Fabolous looks... however thin palate (watery) . Roasted notes - coffee mainly. Drinkable but too watery for my taste. OK, sometimes drink it at the local Irish pub!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15778) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2013 Bottle and draft. Pours dark brown with creamy tan head. Nose and taste of creamy mocha, burnt chocolate malt and light roast. Creamy mouthful. Body is wafer thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (15407) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2012 "Draught" can. Black with creamy, light brown head. Roasted aroma. Roasted, bitter flavour with some sourness. Aftertaste bitter/sour. 6 4 6 3 13

Can at Kō12. Weak roasted aroma. Black colour. Small off-white head. The flavour is quite roasted. Gets sourish after a while, but not too badly. 5 3 5 3 11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (15375) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2016
Tap (Nimeta, Tallinn)
OK, right now Iím in Arizona drinking a can version which is shit, worth about 2.7, but I remember last weekís so well Iíll rate that one. It was one of the best Iíve had. Lovely rich roast. Black, tight creamy head. Mellow roasty taste, like a milky coffee. Easy to criticise a macro, but no, this can be a delicious beer. Canned version is just so watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2007
Can (with nitro) at Gitte & Thomas. Cold. Black - big tight, long lasting brown head. Roated, creamy, sweetness, light bitter/sour !! Slight broing - classic !!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (15019) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2011
The main thing, or maybe the only thing I like about this beer is the dark brown almost black color with almost no head. The rest is just average to me. Not bad not good, and not very special to me.

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