Calories of Guinness Stout Beer

Guinness is a dark stout beer that is brewed with Irish barley, brewers yeast, hops and water. The water used to brew Guinness comes from Lady's well, a source of natural spring water in the Wicklow mountains. Guinness is often referred to as "liquid bread" or a "meal in a glass."

A small glass filled with Guinness dark stout. Credit: botamochi/iStock/Getty Images


One pint is equivalent to 16 fl. oz. A pint of draught Guinness contains 168 calories, and has a 4 percent alcohol content. Guinness extra stout has a 6 percent alcohol content and provides 235 calories per glass.


One pint of regular Guinness contains 13.3 g of carbohydrates. Guinness has zero fat grams and is also fiber-free. Although Guinness has been promoted as a rich source of iron, one pint contains just 1.1 mg. The recommended daily allowance is 14 mg of iron for women and 8.7mg for men.


If you are on a weight loss diet, drinking alcohol will hinder your progress as the body will first burn the alcohol for energy instead of burning fat.

Load Comments

Copyright © 2019 Leaf Group Ltd. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the LIVESTRONG.COM Terms of Use , Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy . The material appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. The LIVESTRONG Foundation and LIVESTRONG.COM do not endorse any of the products or services that are advertised on the web site. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.