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


on tap

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TheBeerUnited (51) - - AUG 2, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2016 This weaker draught version looks and pours like regular strength Guinness only it?s thinner bodied and watery. It still has the characteristics but they?re all subdued. Flatter. Creamy nitro head. Aroma of burnt woods and roasted notes. Chestnut, wood and roasted malt on a thin watery body. Not good. If you can?t handle regular Guinness then I?m not sure what you?d get out of drinking this version. Who is the target consumer?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Padchenko (320) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 15, 2016
Milder, weaker more watery version of Guinness. It looks the same and the flavour is kept, although with a little less intensity. A good effort, but Guinness is not strong anyway so a mid-strength version is not the most desirable concept

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (2113) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 30, 2016
Appearance: Can with widget. Dark brown with creamy medium tan head.
Aroma: Malt, toasted.
Taste: Malt, slightly roasted, creamy. Definitely a Guinness, but a bit watered down.
Bought: Tesco (UK), 440 ml can, Ł?.??
Info: 26/3-2016, BB: 10/9-2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (4894) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Can from Morrisons, Birtley, Newcastle. Inky black with ruby red highlights and a thick head of white foam. It has a thin chocolate and roasted coffee flavour with oak and slight leather on the light, smooth finish. Ok for the strength.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (7588) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
440ml widgeted cans in Skewen, 2.8%, family event. Black, red hue, big creamy tan head, full lacing. Aroma is soft roast, touch of ash. Body is light, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is soft watery malts, touch of redcurrant, flat cola, some Guinness metallics. Tastes somewhere between a mild and watered down Guinness. Very drinkable, but insipid really.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stravale (2948) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 6, 2015
Keg @ Matt Molloy’s, Westport [240615]
Looks like Guinness!
Aroma - Light dark roast
Taste of soft roast, soft sweet dark malts, hint of dark chocolate, that slight Guinness sour note. I expected almost no flavour, but more than expected. Almost like a low abv mild.
Palate - Soft carb, thinnish body, smooth texture. Finish is bit less bitter than standard Guinness
Overall - Not a huge difference to ordinary Guinness. As a low abv beer it’s not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gary (1955) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Canned . In a pint . Low boost Guinness -I only bought this for a rate and my dad likes light beer and Im seeing him tomorrow . this is guinness without the body or booze ,,, wats the fucken point ?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
xuqi (14) - Nevada, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Cheese, cooked vegetables, dough, cough drop, dough, banana, dough, cough drop, dough, cheese, basement aromas

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (42641) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2015
From tap. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Toasted malty and slight breadish. Toasted and dark malty. Bitter, roasted and dark and malty finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maxbier (939) - Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2014
From 430ml widget can. Dark ruby pour with nitro cream head. Slight musty malt aroma. Taste is slightly thinner than other dry stouts, but not bad. Roasty and dry with slightly sweet finish with I hint of lingering bitterness. If you love high ABV stouts like exports and imperials this will certainly disappoint. That said, it's an easy drinking stout with a nice nitro mouthfeel. I'd drink one of these over any lite pale lager as a session beer.

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