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


on tap

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RATINGS: 5220   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anze (18) - - DEC 13, 2012
Dark beer with rich capuccino head, which is easily formed. Smooth taste, something between chocolate and coffee. Short but nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tinaccio (45) - Milano, ITALY - MAR 30, 2017
Drunk lot of times. Last time, many pints during the evening of St Patrickís Day at The Beehive, St Albans, UK. Colour is turbid dark brown to black, with nice creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, biscuit, caramel, coffee and chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, caramel, roasted earth, liquorice, also a milky note. Is very difficult to describe all the flavours because the Guinnes taste is unique and everybody can recognize it. Body is medium and carbonation is low. Palate is sweet and creamy. I thought it was a wonderful stout, but then I tried other beers with the same style and I realized that it wasnít so great as I thought. Just good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
furthur (1085) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2017
From the turtle can, on the airplane, into the plastic glass. Black, nice almond head, and excellent "Guinness" effect, and left persistent pace even on the airplane plastic cup. Aroma is coffee and chocolate with a hint of cola. Taste is the same. Palate is a bit watery, as I remembered, carbonation very subdued. Not a bad beer, really, especially now that Iíve had a few to compare it with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Werckmeister (2634) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 26, 2017
0,5l from tap at Hard Rock Cafe Vienna on St Patricks Day. black colour, small tan head. smells tobacco, licorice, earthy, bit grainy. ok smell. light body, quite light carbonation, decent mouthfeel. tastes of licorice, earthy, tobacco, but grainy. finishes lightly roasty and dry with notes of licorice, tobacco and earthy notes. decent but not overall special, too light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sephyrott (38) - - MAR 26, 2017
Pint from tap at the Churchill Arms. Creamy and milky, with subtle touches of caffe. Itís a classic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
nutjes (667) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2017
Proefglas van blik tijdens HOP goes Black in Gainsbar te Kortrijk. U: Bijna zwart met een rode gloed en een dunne licht bruine schuimkraag. G: Koffie, cacao en geroosterd. M: Waterachtige aanzet met enkele geroosterde toetsen. Flets! M: Weinig body met bijna geen carbonatie en totaal niet sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebastokrator (105) - - MAR 25, 2017
Pours deep brown to black with a beautiful beige head. Nose is roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate, and lots of malt. Very creamy and smooth. This is the original; if Iím judging on style itís a perfect score. But to my personal preference, itís just fine. Itís nice, light, and easily drinkable. Iíd happily drink it all night long and, while, not being? blown away, wouldnít be too upset.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlpIrez (8) - Istanbul, TURKEY - MAR 24, 2017 does not count
Dark, dark brown almost black with a tan 1.5 finger head. Head retention is superb and watching the nitro pour in action is always cool. Thin creamy body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
canadianbeerman (10) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2017
a true classic! innovator of "pour aesthetics". best served ice cold with your mates on a sunny afternoon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Altasar (29) - POLAND - MAR 21, 2017
Bardzo kremowe i nisko wysycone. Prezentuje się pięknie. W zapachu słody. Smak: smukły i lekki z wyczuwalną lekką kawą.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
forest08 (19) - Gdynia, POLAND - MAR 20, 2017
The beer looks perfect (if properly poured). Excellent beige head, and it tastes very nice. One of my favourite light beers - definitely worth the price.

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