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Guinness 250 Anniversary Stout

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


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RATINGS: 555   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2009
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep redish glare and a tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, light breadish. Roasted breadish and vague metallic flavoured. Dry breadish and dark malty flavoured into the finish, simple malty and with a good level of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2009
Bottled. A chestnut-brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and hints of burnt malt. The flavor is sweet and very roasted with strong notes of roasted malt as well as medium notes of chocolate, prunes, and bread, leading to a dry roasted finish. Thanks KimJohansen for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Warm reddish brown with a soild beige head. Hard roasted malts. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, hard roasted malt - slightly burned - and a hint of vanilla. Very malt bitter finish. 261009

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2009
Almost white. Light brown body. Cookiesh, almost biscuity note and some light black malts on the nose. More directly roasty, bitter and nutty than regular Guinness and with rich cocoa. Nice - closer to the beer I knew when I first had Guinness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
(12oz. bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a deep mahogany with a medium beige head that quickly diminishes. Aroma of roasted malt, toasted grain, cocoa, and some coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, and hops (earthy) with a somewhat thin, well carbonated mouthfeel and moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 18, 2009
(draft) Small tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, roast, light chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, coffee without the bitterness, some chocolate. Smooth light-medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2009
11.2oz bottle–pours a foamy light brown head and black with red color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty. Taste is dark malt-roasty/peat, some earthy hops, slight licorice. Easy. Medium body. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009

Name: Guinness 250
Date: May 08, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Kennesaw
Appearance: black, fine tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: dry roasted malt aroma, touch of dark chocolate
Body: creamy body but it does not live up to nitro creamyness
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, more sour mast tartness than the regular Guinness, hint of bitter dark chocolate, milky chocolate sweetness starts to appear as it warms, lasting bitter finish
Overall: a bit bigger than the regular Guinness but not much more exciting
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aromas of lighter fruits and darker malts. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is dark toasted malt and mild fruit, with chocolate and coffee. Finishes neither sweet nor bitter. Relatively dry. A big improvement over the 125 calorie stuff.

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