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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 5270   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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (3110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
Guinness is a staple of stouts. Not too chocolatey and not too coffee flavored. Not as good as it was a the brewery but always a smooth tasty beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
MarcoBasile (330) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2017
Pours black with a creamy and thick tan head. Aroma is slightly roasty. Taste is smooth, grainy, dusty and coffee/roasty bitter towards the end. Smooth texture. Soft carbonation. Classic

3.6
dimeon (228) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 22, 2017
A: Dark reddish brown with a thick, dense tan head that is murky at first and then separates from the beer in a neat line. N: Biscuits, plums, burnt toast, liquorice. T: The head and beer create two disparate taste sensations. The head is creamy with a slightly acrid burnt note. The beer itself is completely flat, with plum juice and roasted malt the dominant notes. Acidity reminiscent of malt vinegar. P: Thin O: A well-made stout and definitely very drinkable.

3.5
Ross1969 (7) - - JUN 22, 2017 does not count
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4.5
MarcinG (827) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2017 Czekalem na to dlugo..oczywiscie w przeciagu kilkunastu lat wypilem hektolitry Guinessa,lecz z ocena go zawsze czekalem by przyjechac do Mekki. A wiec,pint w Storehouse Guinness w Dublinie. Czarny jak smola o pieknej kremowej pianie ,ktora utrzymuje sie pieknie w szkle. Lekko kawowy aromat z ladunkiem palonych slodow. W smaku lagodne o niemalze jedwabistej konsystencji. Palone slody kawa lekka czekolada,lukrecja,delikatne owocowe tony w tle.wiem ze ludzie narzekaja:ze wodniste,ze bez smaku,ze nie ma nuty ze goryczka ze kwasne...powiem tak:moze,gdzies indziej na swiecie lecz nie tu i nie to.coz moge powiedziec..perfekcyjny pint

3
Bitek (689) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 19, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2017 Paloność, niezbyt mocna kawa, nieco zboża. Wytrawne, gładkie, nisko wysycone. Przyjemny, lekki stout.

3.5
coil (39) - - JUN 13, 2017
Dark brown with small white creamy head. Black coffee, raisins, dark chocolate.

3.3
craftyrocker (30) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2017 440mL nitro can (brewed in Dublin) into an oversized wine glass. Appearance: Dark brown with a thick everlasting nitro tan head. Unbeatable thick lacing. Aroma: Roast malt, cream, liquorice, coffee. Taste: Follows the nose, plus has acidity and very light bitterness. Mouthfeel: Creamy and velvety but no carbonation. Develops into a watery body by halfway (3/5). Overall: Enjoyable to sip, but not a top tier beer. Thankfully the mainstream leader of stouts is not terrible, unlike Bud/Corona/Stella/VB to lagers.

2.8
Fafnoscie (149) - POLAND - JUN 12, 2017
Smoliście czarne, piana dzięki kulce z azotem bardzo gęsta, wręcz kremowa. W zapachu mocny aromat orzechůw z delikatną nutą karmelu. W smaku niestety trochę puste. Brak goryczki, lekki posmak tego gazu z kulki...

3.2
tgrtnr (162) - Augsburg, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2017
440 ml draught. Black colour with small creamy head. Roasted malt, coffee, smoke. Malty, with sour hint. Flat carbonation, oily and thin texture. Could be a bit more fizzy, but it is still good. Better than from bottle.

2.7
Wezzielad (22) - Ilkley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2017
The thing is with Guinness, itís a bit like ale. It depends on where you get it. In my experience, going to an actual Irish Bar itís usually better in taste than a Wetherspoons or an English bar. If you are going to compare it to anything it has a bit of a coffee taste but it has its own flavour really. I used to drink Guinness in any pub but since having it in Irish pubs I donít dare drink it in normal pubs. Guinness really is a drink you have to be in the mood for, unless youíre one of these people who swears by it.


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