Guinness The 1759 | Guinness Ltd.

BA SCORE
86
very good
119 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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Guinness The 1759Guinness The 1759
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-24-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
15.94%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
72
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I sat on this for 2 years (it was a gift from my wife's boss, so no sticker shock for me), and I'm glad I did, because it really aged well, IMHO.

The pour yields a dark mahogany beer with a couple of fingers of medium-tan head. The aromas are my sweet spot: toffee, caramel, and butterscotch, with a wee bit (pun intended) of the peated whiskey.

The taste thankfully follows the aromas, and this beer is so smooth that, as you're gulping it down, you forget it's a 9% ABV beer, and you're glad you're sitting at home.

I think this is stellar, and wish I had another bottle to try in a couple more years.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.84/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just got this on Christmas from my uncle who said he was handed it by his local bar owner a couple of days before. After doing some research I am guessing it has been sitting it that bar for awhile.

This thing pours as the darkest amber ale I have seen.

Smell is sweet and definitely smell some caramel.

Taste is great, very sweet for an amber.

Feels more like a porter or stout.

Very delicious beer and one of my favorites.

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Photo of GTJayG
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Musineer
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gavage
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark brown color with a 1" head that slowly falls.

Smell: malt sweetness rises from the glass.

Taste: big roasted malt profile with some dark fruits and a mild bitterness. Alcohol is mildly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Light crispness at the start, smoother at the finish. Long lasting roasted flavors.

Overall: a hearty amber with that guinness yeast flavor. Surprising to have a high alcohol beer from them. Good and warming on a cold day. This beer was cellared for a year or so and it is still good.

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Photo of batt6343
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runeatdrink
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveBlack
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell is deep and rich, almost like a quad. Flavor brings a lot of sweet molasses and toasted grain, as well as some fruity phenols. A little overly sweet. Not what I was expecting, but thoroughly decent.

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Photo of IvanMoscow
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great bottle. Gift. Pours caramel with a dense, colored head. Surprisingly malty and sweet. A once in a lifetime taste.

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Photo of Nightmare1972
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
3.22/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a very dark brown, almost black with a tan head. The head slowly diminishes to a thin layer. Scent is some caramel and malt. Taste is sweetish malt and, I agree, molasses. Yum!

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Photo of Hopstout
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of adamdescott
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZEB89
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shmizzen
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of danoble1
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ntjockey
4.52/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 mL corked bottled poured in a stemmed glass. This was a beer splurge since due to the price tag on this one.
Poured much darker than a typical amber ale.
You get a touch of the peat malt, but overall you get the malty, caramel notes.
It tasted pretty smooth, but had a bit higher expectations on this when they "fancy" it up in the packaging.
Still a darn good beer, and glad I splurged to try it.

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Photo of FalconOne
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Guinness The 1759 from Guinness Ltd.
3.89 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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