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Guinness 250 Anniversary Stout

Formerly brewed at St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 556   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (904) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Hmmm... has that familiar Guinness appearance but this beer is lacking across the board. I canít really put my finger on it. Itís just not as good as the original.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (18351) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small longlasting creamy off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate and molasses flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1854) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 happy birthday guinness! this one was brewed extra strong. wish I could have a drink from an real irish pub, from the tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2010
The pour is dark, dark brown with a massive beige head that quickly collapses. The aroma is full of roasted and nutty malts, but is still crisp and welcoming. The taste is all of the same flavors of Guinness Draught, but magnified: dark, sweet, and a little bit nutty. The texture obviously isnít as creamy and smooth as the Draught, but it is still a bit thin, leaving this one plenty drinkable but a little unfulfilling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rougeau13 (2119) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2010
I love Guinness, and this was quite disappointing. Not that itís necessarily bad, it just tasted more like a cheap, thin imitation that was not up to standard

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2407) - New York, USA - JUL 25, 2010
On tap at perfect pint in NYC. Found an old rating I hadnít logged. Its sweet but without a lot of backbone. not as bitter as regular guinness but overall less impressive as well I would thing more or 250th anniversary oh well try again at 500.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle about 1 year old. Dark brown with a tall, foamy tan head. Creamy, chocolate aroma with light roasting and a touch of cafe au lait. Sweetish flavor, dark chocolate, vanilla cream, and a roasty burnt finish. Rather light and clean in body. Bitter finish seems to include hops as well as roasted grains. Decent but unspectacular. A bit too carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aggieman2k7 (2) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010 does not count
Expensive, but delicious. Comes off a little sweeter than the traditional Guinness stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmeup (545) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2010
Dark brown. Rocky tan head. Roasted malt, nutty and sweet aromas. Smooth but thin in the mouth. Good, certainly not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Sampled on 5/23/2010. This dry stout pours a deep black color from a 33cl bottle. Small to medium sized beige/tan foamy head, with decent retention and decent lacing. The aroma is roasted malts, some coffee and a touch of vanilla. A light to medium bodied dry stout. The malts are caramel, sweet with a touch of roastyness and some coffee. The hops are herbal and floral. Decent balance. Nice carbonation. Not a lot of flavor or body, itís a little thin and a touch watery and not a whole lot of flavor here either. Sorry guys, but if this is the best you can do for the 250th anniversary of a beer, you should think about a different career. Its not that bad a beer, but it all hype and no substance. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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