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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4814   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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1.8
Simon (42) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 Re-rate: Tried this one on tap here in the states and hated it. Maybe I just don’t have the experience with dry stouts yet. --- Orignal rate:Yuck. This might be a good beer, but it tastes fake. Maybe it’s the nitrogen. No carbonation at all. Feels like milk in your mouth and the taste didn’t redeem it. Old toffee. I’ll give Guinness a chance on tap here in the US, because I hope this isn’t is all it has to offer.

2.3
skokott (42) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2013
Nice licorice, smoked/roasted malts but very thin. Very little flavor. Generally I like more carbonation with beers with less taste and it’s low carbonation makes it seem flat.

4.3
CStang67 (42) - - APR 29, 2015
Had on Draft at the Guinness Store House in Dublin. Guinness has laways been a favorite of mine, but the fresshness of the one I had there took it up another notch. Just an amazing beer.

4.3
tjwais (42) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2005
I’ve always loved Guinness, but there are a lot of better beers out there. Probably the smoothest and most drinkable beer I’ve had that’s opaque. A little bit of smokey taste, and a helluva lot of cream in it. I like the new "drink from the bottle"... makes a great mix of the head with the body on every mouthful.

4
ZazuH (42) - Brentwood, California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2009 Can. Earthy, dark roast aroma. Wonderfully thick, creamy tan head leaves great lacing. Flavor is dark espresso w/ a slight hint of peaty smoke, but finishes dry. Creamy palate w/ a slight metallic mouthfeel at the end.

4.5
BigBeerHead (42) - Reading, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2009
I don’t really care what anyone else says. Guinness draught is a delight and I love the creamy head, the texture is a joy and the overcall bitter yet tasty flavour on the palate makes this a really good stout and its also available almost everywhere. Ok it can be annoying waiting for it to settle and it has the slight drawback of being a little more dehydrating than other beer.

3.2
Severian (42) - Saint Charles, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a long lasting off white head that leaves wonderful lacing. Aroma is a bit of roast malt, maybe a little chocolate. Don’t really get much of an aroma, honestly. Taste is highly inoffensive - there ain’t much going on. It looks to be creamy and thick, but it’s a tad watery and bland. A bit of roasted malts, chocoate and even some milk (?). Maybe a bit of coffee - I was surprised how little taste it had. Light and easy to drink. A milky-like finish. Again, I don’t detect much in the finish. As inoffensive and bland as it is, it surprisngly easy to drink and sublte. While it seems like I would score this a lot lower, I actually kind of liked it.

2.9
Archibald89 (42) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Not a bad stout but far from the best. When poured right has a creamy texture and light roasted malt taste. Maybe a little bit of a brunt crust taste. This is one beer I can find at most bars and order if nothing else is good on the drink list.

3.4
Heromark (42) - - JUL 2, 2013
Pours very dark with a nice frothy head. Chocolatey flavor. Mild to medium aroma. Very good Revere Stryker dog!

3.8
japewang (42) - USA - JUN 30, 2007
One of my favorites. Much rather have on tap than from the bottle or can. Black colour with thick smooth head. Unique flavor that is light in texture but has chocolate and coffee notes. Sure there are better stouts out there, but there’s something to be said for the simple, unassuming nature of this classic. Its not complex by any means.


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