Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Nitro Cold Brew CoffeeGuinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
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From:
Guinness Ltd.
 
Ireland
Style:
Stout - Irish Dry
Ranked #6
ABV:
4%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,761
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 12.22%
Ratings:
174
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 11, 2022
Added:
Mar 03, 2021
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  9
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Guinness Nitro Cold Brew CoffeeGuinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
Notes: 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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3.98 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Jun 11, 2022
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3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by dano213 from Pennsylvania

14.9oz can purchased off the shelf as a 4-pack for $8.59. There is a lot code on the bottom of the can: L1338GH005. Not sure what that means though.

Look: Pours the classic nitro cascade with a very dark almost black with brown highlights and a super fluffy tan head. Nice lacing. Kind of looks like an ice cream float!

Smell: Smells pretty nice - lots of coffee and caramel notes up front, some hazelnut also and a bit of chocolate. Subtle bitterness on the finish. The nose is surprisingly sweet, which is surprising because Guinness is so dry.

Taste: This is really easy to drink. It's interesting because overall, it basically doesn't taste so different from Guinness Draught to me. I feel like so much of the coffee and caramel notes on the nose are not as detectable in the taste; I guess those flavors do help to work with the dry Irish stout notes and make it a smooth and tasty brew. I think that the taste is fuller and more balanced with this blend than with the original Guinness Draught. There is a gentle acidity on the finish and a very soft bitterness from roasted malts that lingers nicely. Dark chocolate notes on the finish as well. As I get in to this, I can detect more of the sweet and caramel notes on the palate. Coffee is definitely there too, but it's not as strong as I was expecting.

Feel: Very low carbonation. Of course, there is the super smooth and creamy Nitro mouthfeel.

Overall: I kind of like this. I'm not super impressed by it, but I am enjoying it and do not regret my purchase at all. I definitely think that it is an improvement from Guinness Draught (in the can). Purists would say that this is trash and question why would Guinness ever mess with perfection. I would argue and say that there is definitely a market for this type of product and also that Guinness Draught is meant to be enjoyed at a pub. The experience at home in a widget can or bottle is far inferior. This is a nice way to enjoy Guinness at home with cold brew coffee added and it is so much more drinkable.

Jun 07, 2022
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color after the nitro cascade completed with light to moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint dark chestnut brown + dark amber colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense creamy foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of finger thick creamy film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of cold brew coffee over the top of moderate aromas of roasty + dark malts with a light to moderate amount of lactose sweetness. Light hints of vanilla.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasty + dark malts with a light to moderate amount of lactose sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of cold brew coffee as well as some light hints of vanilla. Light amounts of lingering roasty bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Extremely creamy.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a very pleasantly creamy mouthfeel. Enjoyable, especially if you like cold brew coffee.

Jun 03, 2022
 
4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on May 18, 2022
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3.39/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by EmperorBevis from England

Bevis Maun is drinking a Nitro Cold Brew Coffee by Guinness at Untappd at Home

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Aroma is old skool milky coffee flavour is creamy creamy creamy

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May 13, 2022
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4.85/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
by RobertJBaldwin from Missouri

I just loved this upon first try. I'm looking forward to this in the fall.

Apr 26, 2022
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4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Guinness & Co. "Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee"
14.9 fl. oz. can coded "L1280GJ001 23:52 4"
$2.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Haha! This is "BEER WITH COFFEE AND NATURAL COFFEE FLAVORS", why is that? Is coffee alone not enough? Is it less expensive to brew it this way? Regardless, it's poured like a standard can of Guinness Draught, and it looks the same. The aroma, however, is very much like creamy coffee. It's bright and enticing. The taste is similar but with Guinness stout added, or vice versa. One interesting thing to note is that this is 4.0% ABV whereas the Draught is 4.2% ABV; I'm guessing that's because of the added coffee. The mouthfeel remains the same. I'm pretty sure that I don't need to go over the whole thing as everyone knows what Guinness tastes like. So that was an easy review, right? I wasn't thinking that I'd really like it but the coffee flavor is good and it leaves a pleasant nuttiness behind which is nice.
Review #7,916

Apr 25, 2022
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3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Whyteboar from Michigan

First off, this pours a beautiful cascade of carbonation due to the Nitro ball (or whatever) that's in there. Whatever the cause, it's stunning. Even after the cascade stops, the gloss black topped by the creamy tan head is just beautiful. Full marks for appearance!
The aroma is mild for me, but that's my norm. Chemically damaged sniffer. I did get faint coffee and deep roasted malts, so it was on target.
The taste is too, just rather a let down from the opening act. It's tasty, and for a sub 5% ABV, pretty impressive. But Samuel Smith can do a 5% with full flavor and feel, Guinness should be able to as well. But maybe I'm expecting them to leave their base customers for my preferences. Mox nix, if you like Guinness regular, give it a shot. If you like coffee stouts, give it a shot. Heck, if you're thirsty and it's available, give it a shot!
The feel; again, if you are used to Guinness regular you wil likely appreciate the added creaminess of the nitro, or not. I prefer more body in the beer and less in the head, but that's a personal thing.
OA, glad I tried it, won't have a problem finishing the rest, for the price point and appearance alone, it's fun to watch and pretty tasty.

Apr 19, 2022
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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by Legendary_Geko from Florida

It’s really good. It may not be better than the original though

Mar 27, 2022
 
4.16 by mdshensky74 from South Carolina on Mar 26, 2022
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4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by mjsullivan86 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a can. Looks like a Guinness; jet black with a cap of khaki colored head. Aroma is fresh ground coffee and sweet chocolate notes. Thin mouthfeel. Roasted malt and coffee flavors that are blended well. Slight coffee bitterness lingers after the sip. Good variation of Guinness. Very enjoyable.

Mar 19, 2022
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3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Captain69 from Illinois

nice try at a coffee brew , but stay with the original guinness it's the best

Mar 18, 2022
 
4 by shelby415 from Oregon on Mar 18, 2022
 
5 by CreightonSM from New York on Mar 18, 2022
 
4.83 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts on Mar 18, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by izraelc from New York

Pours dark. Creamy tan foam. Heavy coffee aroma. Big bitter coffee body. Pretty dry. Light chocolate sweetness at the end. Silky smooth. Easy to drink. A really excellent coffee stout.

Mar 18, 2022
 
3.84 by BarrelAgedG from California on Mar 17, 2022
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4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
by dss27 from Michigan

Wow--I've had a lot of coffee beers in various styles, but can't recall any with more coffee nose or flavor than this one. As I usually do with "widget" beers, I emptied the 14.9 oz can into a 20 oz nonic and it left a nice, reasonably lingering head once it cleared. As said, loads of coffee up front with a touch of dark chocolate and that continued right through to the aftertaste. Bottom line: If you like coffee beers, this is required reading.

Side note: Although this is a great beer (especially considering its relatively low ABV), I'd love to see a milk stout version (cafe latte, anyone?). Actually, this would be a great candidate for a stout float (with a big scoop of artisan vanilla ice cream--shut up, "purists"--anything goes with beer and food)!

Mar 17, 2022
 
4.03 by Gemini6 from Michigan on Mar 17, 2022
 
3.92 by Bear1964 from Nebraska on Mar 14, 2022
 
4.04 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania on Mar 12, 2022
 
3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas on Mar 09, 2022
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4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by TheMatts

Jet black Guinness look with a nice foamy head. Think everything Guinness for sake time of this review. With that being said, there is a creamy coffee flavor in this too, and not like a meh coffee, it’s a really good medium roast low acidity coffee that is really good with the nitrogen and Guinness flavor. Really really good.

Mar 09, 2022
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3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EnderFett11 from Virginia

Poured hard from a nitro can into a snifter glass, with the nitro eventually forming a finger of light tan head. Head sticks around quite a bit on top of a coffee brown body. Smell is very mild coffee. Taste is exactly like the name, mild cold brew coffee, just a little bitter and sweet. Light to medium bodied thats nitro creamy with a mild bite at the end. Tastes just like the name.

Mar 09, 2022
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4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by iamkishanshah from California

Distinctive Guinness look - Filtered yet pitch black with a creamy khaki color head (leaving heavy lacing).

Sweet aromas of coffee, caramel and cocoa. Extremely smooth velvety mouth feel and dry finish.

It's pretty much a 3/4th Guinness stout brewed with 1/4th cup of nitro cold brewed coffee.

I'm a coffee and beer enthusiast. I found this quite delicious (No complaints!)

Mar 05, 2022
 
3.6 by EMH73 from New York on Mar 04, 2022
 
3.93 by cabsandking from Ohio on Mar 04, 2022
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3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CBlack85 from South Carolina

Poured from a 14.9 oz can into a Sam Adams Nitro Project glass.

The beer pours nearly jet black with some ruby highlights and a beautiful cascading effect producing a large tan/khaki head that slowly recedes leaving behind a thin cap.

Aromas of lightly roasted malt, cold brewed coffee, and some chocolate.

The flavor is mainly coffee, with hints of chocolate. Very lightly roasted malts and a bit of cream. Velvety smooth body (as with most nitro beers), even if a bit thin.

Overall, This is about what you would expect, Guinness Draught with the addition of coffee. Nice easy drinking beer.

Feb 21, 2022
 
4 by Fubudu187 from Illinois on Feb 15, 2022
 
3.38 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 07, 2022
 
3.44 by Pacioli1445 from South Dakota on Feb 06, 2022
 
3.94 by 22Blue from Kansas on Feb 03, 2022
 
 
5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Jan 23, 2022
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4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Gorgeous nitro pour: dark coffee body with a nice, persistent 3/4inch mocha head. Enticing, and lasting nose of roast coffee, vanilla, cocoa, and subtle milk chocolate. Taste follows with hallmark roast coffee dominating. Complimentary hints of nuts, vanilla, cocoa, chocolate. Wish the chocolate notes were as prevalent on the palate as the aroma. Super soft, silky feel, of course. Leans a little more than usual to the watery side. Still, tasty and seems to improve with each level of warming after the pour.

Jan 22, 2022
 
3.98 by Hoptometrist from Ohio on Jan 22, 2022
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4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours opaque, jet black in color with one half inch frothy head. Taste is Guinness with a touch of coffee and cream. Medium body and carbonation, roasty. The coffee adds to a pleasant aftertaste but never overpowers the beer. I prefer the original but this is very good.

Jan 19, 2022
 
 
4.19 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri on Dec 31, 2021
 
3.74 by Danzifer from Ohio on Dec 25, 2021
Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 174 ratings