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  • Location:Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:1 hour 15 minutes

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

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.


  • 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My husband was so impressed that we were taken into a private room and asked to rate four or five different bottles of Guinness. My husband thanked me profusely and told me it was the best part of the two week cruise. I enjoyed it and I'm not a beer drinker. It made a convert out of me.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Awesome!! Getting this private tasting was the best way to see this place. My husband said it was he favorite day in Dublin. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great fun. Was glad to be able to skip the big lines plus I learned more than I would have on the self guided walking tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Was a fantastic and intimate introduction to Guinness! Hannah was awesome and extremely knowledgeable about all facets relating to Guinness. Enjoyed being able to taste the many varieties and to learn how to properly pour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

If I could give the Connoisseur Taste Experience SIX stars, I would! In addition to 'skip the line' the Connoisseur Taste Experience is a private room within the Guinness Storehouse. Our guide has a legacy with Guinness and told us wonderful stories of the 'real' Guinness. It was wonderful wonderful wonderful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The Connoisseur Taste Experience is well worth it! An excellent way to learn about Guinness and to experience the stories both present and past. We had a great time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Would highly recommend this tour, fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

DO IT! Well worth the money and be prepared to spend the afternoon and really enjoy the experience. Professional guide was Fab. I would do this tour again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What can I say, you do feel like a VIP when you book this experience. From the no waiting in line benefit, to the personal hand holding into the room, plus the tasting and free beer...just a great memory. Yes, it is pricey and a little quick...but well worth the Euro's. NOTE: for those wanting to use their bree beer voucher, you can also use it at the little pub on the 4th floor v. waiting in line at the Skybar. Skybar is cool for a quick peek and look around, but it's hot and crowded and too long for the beer.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was so much fun, got to have 3 beers out of the deal 2 there and one to take home. Also got to try 4 different types of Guinness. learned how to pour a pint, very intimate group so were able to ask lots of questions and chat. Well worth the extra money to do it. The museum is amazing to wander around. make sure you leave lots of time just to meander around and explore. Worth doing twice if you can.

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