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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5236   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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
ddipaolo (26) - USA - AUG 17, 2002
Guess Iím just not a stout fan. Itís definitely a heavy beer, but to me itís just way too bitter - taste resembled that of burnt bacon.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
roccotool (26) - USA - OCT 5, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2006 This is the beverage that sets the standard for Irish or Dry Stouts. What other bottler includes a gizmo of nitrogen in each and every bottle, making sure the drinker gets a top-notch beer? Foamy, creamy, with a finish thatís complex and slightly fruity; aroma that hints and hints like a good lover;the sizzle and intensity that develops with a sip. Maybe only homebrew can get any better than this Stout. Note: this is not in the same category as a Sweet, Oatmeal, or Export Stout and should not be compared as such.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
tmlalltheway (26) - CANADA - MAY 20, 2007
This beer has an aquired taste. Not my beer of choice. I had one sip and I dont think Iíll ever have another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kingman (26) - Lexington, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2004
The best stout. surprisingly drinkability one after the next pint. slight burnt nutty taste that is not overwelming. Perfect for Sunday football game watching.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2004
Give me a good cigar, a properly served Guinness and a good friend. Life just doesnít get any better. If your bartender serves it in a chilled glass, kill them, it would be justifiable homicide! A proper served Guinnes comes in a room temperature glass at 45-50 degrees, and slow poured.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shane087 (26) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Dark as burnt motor oil. Thick head you can almost eat with a spoon especially from the tap. Creamy smooth on the tongue. Slightly sweet with a coffee taste. More flavorful as it warms. Good everyday beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsr (26) - Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Can w/ widget. Aroma: Malty, caramel, roasty and sweet. Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, with light tan, creamy head. Taste: Not overly complex, but roasty and malty, with slightly bitter finish. Palate: Full body, slick texture (not nearly as thick as in the UK), flat carbonation, minimal finish. The old adage about Guinness being different around the world is certainly true, because this beer hardly resembles the Guinness I tasted in London. Much thinner, less flavor, but still a decent beer with an absolutely beautiful pour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AStoutFan (26) - Geneva, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Pours dark brown; turns black. Light tan to almost eggshell white head. Head is nice when left on draft. Downfall is that aroma and initial taste is too much like a typical American light beer. However, you canít beat that trademark Guinness aftertaste. This creates a conflict with how to rate the taste. I went with a seven instead of eight because the thin palate leaves much to be desired. Overall a good trade-off between a dark beer and something thin and easily drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZooKeeper (26) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 16, 2010
On Tap, throughout Dublin. A good pour looks delicious. Long lasting creamy off-white head, with good lacing. Feels thin in the mouth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
erlik (26) - SPAIN - JUL 28, 2002
I love its coffee taste... Itís worth visiting Ireland just for tasting a pint in a pub

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