Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Nitro Cold Brew CoffeeGuinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
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Guinness Ltd.
Irish Dry Stout
Ranked #6
Ranked #11,076
4 | pDev: 12.5%
Sep 22, 2023
Mar 03, 2021
Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee is a nitrogenated dry Irish stout (just like Guinness Draught) brewed with coffee and natural coffee flavors. A distinct, sweet-smelling coffee nose hints at the perfect balance between bitter and sweet roast coffee flavor. This stout is rich, smooth, and creamy despite being just 114 calories per 12-ounce serving. All caffeine is naturally occurring.
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the can, it pours a brownish mahogany color with a nice light brown head that slowly reduces. The nose gets a dose of coffee with notes of vanilla. The taste follows, heavy coffee up front with vanilla and malt behind. The coffee bitterness lingers for a while.
Sep 22, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by RahFoodie from Canada (ON)

Aug 14, 2023
Rated: 5 by AaronTrent from Virginia

Aug 09, 2023
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Reviewed by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a deep dark mahogany with a caramel colored head.

Smells of coffee chocolate and hints of caramel.

Taste is big coffee notes upfront with bitter chocolate and bitter herb with a thin caramel malt backbone.
Jul 08, 2023
Rated: 3.61 by Hopweiser from Korea (South)

Jul 03, 2023
Rated: 3 by TrashPanda93 from Canada (SK)

Jun 06, 2023
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.05/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
440ml can from Tesco supermarket (£1.62):
Jet black & opaque with a creamy, 1cm head that's a slightly off-white with excellent retention. Pretty much espresso/coffee bitterness on the nose with some roasted malt bitterness in the background. The coffee is toned-down slightly with the taste but still dominates, lots of roasted malts with some chocolate & faint caramel at the end. It's smooth & medium to full bodied but not particularly creamy really; definitely a poor man's Guinness for me & not one I'd pick up again.
May 15, 2023
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Reviewed by klarcbarr3 from Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
I'm not going to elaborate much. This 'beer' does not deserve it. Guiness Nitro Cold Brew looks real good, smells great, tastes pretty crappy, and feels watery. It is a far better coffee than it is a beer. It is weak and watery but smells like a high-end esoteric coffee. I have no need or desire for a breakfast beer. All I really know is... I will never buy this brew again.
Apr 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Minnesota

4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours out with the lovely nitro cascade, dark black body with a hint of transparency and orange and red highlights.

S - A powerful blast of candied coffee notes, over a subtler malty core.

T - Follows the nose, with a robust coffee flavor, only slightly less forward than the nose, sweet malt notes, and a lightly bitter finish.

M - A light body, silky on the tongue, with no lingering after the close.

O - One of the best Guinness brews I’ve had, it delivers the promise of its name, and is quite tasty.
Apr 11, 2023
Rated: 3.98 by Gkruszewski from New York

Mar 24, 2023
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Rated by tyden46

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Heavy coffee and roasted flavors but not particularly bitter. Quite smooth and not boozy.
Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Mar 18, 2023
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 14.9 oz. nitro can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of strong black coffee. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, vanilla. Feels creamy in the mouth and overall if you like coffee, give this beer a try.
Mar 16, 2023
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Rated by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.21/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
A good aroma, but below in everything else. Inferior coffee taste, more like stale coffee but it's fresh here.
Mar 13, 2023
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
440 mL can from a four-pack purchased at the LCBO; dated Nov 25 2022 and served slightly chilled.

Pours deep black-brown with ruby red highlights under a bright light. Once the cascade subsides, it's topped with a little over an inch of tight, creamy, light tan-coloured head that lingers for well over ten minutes; a delicate pattern of seafoam lace sticks to the glass. Looks like Guinness, and that's not a bad thing. The cold brew coffee adds a rich, roasty quality to Guinness' (relatively dull) base aroma of roasted malts and chocolate.

It tastes of bready malts, creamy sugar and burnt grain, with moderate cold brew coffee flavours developing early on. Mildly fruity at first, in the same manner that certain coffees are 'fruity', becoming more roasty by mid-sip and into the tail end. These flavours persist only briefly, as the sip concludes with the same weakly bitter finish and dry aftertaste as a regular Guinness Draught. Light bodied, with a silky-smooth mouthfeel and a rather thin, watery mouthfeel. Excellent drinkability, just like the original.

Final Grade: 3.58, a B grade. Assuming that you don't despise coffee, it's hard to see Nitro Cold Brew Coffee as anything other than an improvement on Guinness' standard issue Draught. Sure, the visuals & mouthfeel are identical, but in terms of aroma & flavour? This one wins, no contest. I don't want to lavish this product with too much praise, because it's basically just flavoured Guinness Draught, but I do want to make it clear that they did a respectable job. Worth a tipple, and something I'm sure I'll revisit on occasion.
Mar 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I bought a 4 pack at the LCBO in Ontario 4%abv
Opened the can and hard poured into glass.
Waited a couple of minutes and the beer and head looked awesome.
The taste was creamy and smooth with a hint of coffee not overpowering tho .
It was a perfect balance of coffee.
I would definitely buy this again
It makes an excellent breakfast beer .
Mar 03, 2023
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Reviewed by GStone899 from Minnesota

3.46/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
I'm not giving this one as glowing of a review as most of the others. It's fine, the nitro works nicely to make it frothy and have a milkshake consistency. I really thought there would be more coffee flavor with it tho. Body is very thin, almost watery. It tastes pretty close to a Guinness draught which is pretty boring unless you get it on tap somewhere. Mine is about 9 months old which is the limit Guinness says to drink by. Shame on the liquor store or distributer for letting this sit around so long.
Feb 26, 2023
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Rated by James94 from England

4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L: Dark brown in colour, good head
S: Coffee, chocolate
T: Dark fruits, coffee
F: Light-medium bodied, smooth

O: 4.5
Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 4 by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

Jan 25, 2023
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very dark brown color, near black. Thick, creamy beige head.
Aroma of roasted malt and coffee.
Taste of espresso, vanilla, hint of chocolate.
Some late bitterness.
Jan 23, 2023
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