Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Made with a double brew stream that combines two types of malts, ale and stout. Carbonated. Uses Guinness yeast, triple hops and roasted barley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (1835) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2012
Rich black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, light cocoa, & some coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, hops, and coffee; Finish is slightly bitter; Overall, fuller bodied - but still prefer standard Guinness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (2782) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle dated Feb 2010 from Angeís house. Drank out of the bottle. Fairly sweet with low carbonation and a slick mouth feel. Not actually too bad in any way. A lot of vanilla and mocha tones. Definitely drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (201) - CROATIA - NOV 26, 2011
Pours well with a good head but I expected a little more of a malty flavor, still good but not great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
As good as other stoutís get, this is still the one that all others are compared to, for good reason. Sweet, not that alcoholic, creamy, and rich. Had this on tap at the Red Lyon in Lawrence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Blackdemon (8) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011 does not count
Being a huge fan of Guinness and all it s beers whether it be Harp or Smithwicks. I thought for sure Iíd like this. But it just wasnít. I canít remember the details it was a limited edition and I had it back in 2009 so I donít recall the exact details but I remember being seriously disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2219) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2011
12oz bottle from Pickís poured into an English Pint. Pours black with a good bit of creamy off-white head. Aroma of coffee and some light chocolate. Taste is lightly bitter. Coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a long coffee finish. Overall, pretty good. Glad I finally cracked this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Pours pitch black with mahogany edges and a two finger frothy light beige head that slowly settles into a thin ring. Spots of lacing left behind. Sweet malty aroma with bittersweet dark chocolate, earthy hops, caramel, nut and toffee. Thin and fizzy mouthfeel. Disturbingly watered down with high carbonation. Slight toasted malt flavor with subtle caramel and hazelnut. Tastes more like dirty soil with some sweet malt thrown in. Pretty gross.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4126) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Wait, what? whereíd my rating go - oh must not have ever put it in. Oh well! Anyway, frantically searching my notes for this particular beer, I noted the black color pour with a thick, creamy dark tan head. Aroma was medium-roasted malts, with a slightly sweet and dry characteristics to it but a bit subdued like most Guinness beers are aroma-wise. Flavor was suprub. This one reminds me a bit of the "Foreign Extra Stout" and the "Extra Stout (North American)."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADesenberg (499) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle: pours dark brown with a tan head. It has a chocolaty, roasty aroma and a sweet, mild chocolaty flavor with a dry finish. Great brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
boto (1807) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2011
12oz. bottle: This one pours a clear, fairly dark brown color. There was a bit of a tan head on it that lingers a little bit and leaves some lacing. The aroma is milder. A touch of sweet chocolate and some roasted malts are predominate. The taste is good. Chocolate malts, but not much sweetness at all. A bit of dryness in the finish. Medium to lighter bodied. Smooth and easy drinking.

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