The Dogs Nose: The holy union of Guinness & Gin We like gin. We like our gin more than a little bit. We also like our Guinness almost as much as we like our gin. Dating back to the 19th century, the Dog’s Nose, aptly named because it’s wet and black, was said to be a favorite drink of Charles Dickens. The drink was even featured in one of his most famous works, The Pickwick Papers. Recipe: 12 ounces stout beer (Guinness) 2 ounces gin (we seem to be going on and on about Cardinal Gin) Pour gin into stout glass and top with beer. Simple as that. If you have some lying around, dust the top with a little nutmeg for good measure.