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Guinness is a popular Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness (1725–1803) at St. James’s GateDublin. Guinness is one of the most successful beer brands worldwide and is brewed in almost 60 countries.

A distinctive feature is the burnt flavour that is derived from roasted unmalted barley, although this is a relatively modern development, not becoming part of the grist until the mid-20th century. For many years a portion of aged brew was blended with freshly brewed product to give a sharp lactic flavour. Although the Guinness palate still features a characteristic “tang”, the company has refused to confirm whether this type of blending still occurs.

The draught beer‘s thick, creamy head comes from mixing the beer with nitrogen when poured. Brown-black in colour and a beautiful creamy beige head that lasts fine. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and sugars. Tastes sweet, but with some bitterness in the end.