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  • Location:Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:1 hour 15 minutes
Visit Guinness Storehouse in Dublin with a skip-the-line ticket, and take a seat in the Guinness Connoisseur Experience – the attraction’s luxurious bar-lounge – for a 75-minute tasting session! With an expert Guinness connoisseur as your tasting guide, the experience includes four samples of different Guinness blends. Sip on each one, and then finish your session with a pint of your favorite blend in the on-site Gravity Bar. Afterwards, you can explore the vast museum at leisure, learning about the history of Ireland's national drink! It's the perfect experience for stout lovers who want a tasting session at Ireland's iconic Guinness Storehouse.

Highlights

  • 75-minute Guinness connoisseur tasting session inside Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse
  • Skip the long entrance lines outside the Guinness Storehouse and head straight inside
  • Learn all about the legendary Irish dry stout from your guide – a Guinness connoisseur!
  • Sample four popular Guinness variants: Guinness Draft, Guinness Extra Stout, Guinness Foreign Extra and Guinness Black Lager
  • Enjoy two pints of Guinness: one at the end of your tasting session and one inside the Gravity bar
  • Take home a Guinness Storehouse souvenir

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Guinness Connoisseur Taste Experience at the Guinness Storehouse

Guinness- Connoisseur Taste Experience at Dublin's Guinness Storehouse

Step inside Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, and head to the Guinness Connoisseur Experience – a luxurious lounge tucked away on the attraction’s 4th floor. Meet your personal Guinness connoisseur – an expert Guinness guide – and then sit down for your 75-minute tasting session.

As your guide explains Guinness' history, characteristics and quirks, learn how the legendary Irish stout has come to be one of the most successful beer brands around the world. While explaining the different brands and the pouring ‘rituals’ needed to achieve a perfect head, your guide will pour four samples for you to try: Guinness Draft, Guinness Extra Stout, Guinness Foreign Extra and Guinness Black Lager.

Enjoy the creaminess of the draft beer, poured fresh from a tap in the bar, and contrast its smooth flavor with the rich chocolate-like tones of the extra stout. Savor the full-bodied notes of Guinness Foreign Extra and hear how it’s brewed with extra hops and barley to give it a more bitter bite. The fourth sample – black lager – is a cold-brewed version of the classic Irish stout that was only launched in 2012.

At the end of your tasting session, pick your favorite stout and enjoy a pint of it while relaxing with your group. Before leaving the room, your guide will give you a Guinness souvenir to take home, and then point you in the right direction to explore Guinness Storehouse at leisure. The museum is huge, with seven floors of memorabilia and interactive exhibitions that document the brew's history, production and Irish appeal! Finish up with a visit to the Gravity bar, enjoying great views over Dublin as well as another complimentary pint of Guinness draft.

Customer Reviews

Michelle C
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

WORTH EVERY PENNY! SKIP THE LINE AND VIP EXPERIENCE! SO SO SO WORTH IT! MUST DO IN DUBLIN! Seriously, book this ASAP. This was by far the BEST Viator price/experience yet. Guinness Storehouse is incredible and this Viator Voucher provides the BEST experience. Private small group VIP tasting experience, learn to pour, learn the history, etc. and then tour the storehouse and get 2 pints! WHAT?! SO AWESOME! I had no idea how incredible this would be, so grateful we did it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour is worth the time. There was a group of 11. From tasting other types of Guinness brewed, to the history, marketing and showing how to pour your own. Our group of 4 loved it. Only tidbit I'd provide is bring a jacket. It's was cold in the bar.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Do this if you have the opportunity. You get your own speakeasy, are schooled in beer, and taste several beers large portions. After the tasting you can walk around on the self guided tour and get another free pint.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was so fun. My husband was not so sure about this tour, but in the end we both had such a great time. Be aware, attendees get to taste approximately 5 1/2pints of the various Guinness beers. Our Connoisseur was one of only 2 women on the Private tasting experience and you can tell she really likes her Guinness and it is infectious for all those around the bar too. It was so worth the money, time and experience. A must do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This is a must do at Guinness. You can do the tour, visit the shop, get food, etc. But, with this you get to sit with a small group in a private bar learning about Guinness and drinking an assortment of beers. You also get coupons for 2 free beers. In the end, just in beer, the tour pays for itself. I had more than I wanted during the taste experience and they let me use the coupons with free admission the next day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Absolutely enchanting, educational, and entertaining!! Would do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great experience. I enjoyed learning about the history of the various beers sold by Guinness over the years. But of course the best part was learning the technique to pouring the perfect pint!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great experience! Highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had SO MUCH FUN!!! It was an epic experience with some amazing beer, including varieties you can't get in the US, all while you learn about the history of Guinness. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Dublin!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This is the best, if you like beer. We did the skip the line, and this taste experience. The Taste experience was all you need. It was informative and nearly a night club comedy act. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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