5 star rating: Highly Recommended 93 Reviews

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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.


  • 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 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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The connessiuer tasting tour was fabulous. Learned the story of Guiness, tasted a few amazing Guiness brews. A great experience highly recommend this tour. Keith our guide, was personable,knowledgeable and ensured our time was fun,educational and tasty.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Everyone was very nice and professional. The people are very knowledgable about their products.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent experience and well worth the money, just for the queue jump and the private bar!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The highlight of our trip to Dublin. If you love Guinness, don't miss this chance to learn something new and try out some rare brews! The staff are amazing and the Guinness is even better!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great Experience! We did this our second day in Dublin and had an amazing time! Hannah was our Connisseur and took us in the most stunning bar you would never know existed if you dont take this tour. We learned so much history not just about Guinness but about Ireland and Dublin it was incredibly interesting. It was so interesting to hear the stories of the different types of Guinness and try variations and see all the differences and you get to learn how to pour the perfect pint which then will show you that most people across Ireland in fact pour it wrong! We had alot of fun and loved our guide and everything about the expereience and when its done you get to go explore the storehouse. Would recommend for anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing, worth More than I paid. Ask for Hannah as your guide. Extremely knowkedgable, a total Guinness fan, and quite lovely.

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