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Guinness 250 Anniversary Stout

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

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RATINGS: 557   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.


LiebeBier's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2009
Bottle - A guiness is always enjoyable for a nice light stout. This version seems a bit creamier than the original. I prefer this a bit more and it has a bit more character holding it together.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabah (197) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I actually liked this better than the traditional Guiness Extra Stout. I donít really drink Guiness that much anymore, as Iíve been trying different domestic microbrews lately, but the more I drink Guiness the more I realize that it is actually a decent beer. This stout seems sweeter and smoother than Extra Stout. Definitely more of a chocolate/nutty taste. I was expecting it to be sharper and thicker, but it tastes and goes down smooth. It reminds me a bit of another stout I like a lot by Lost Coast called 8-ball Stout, or maybe a mild chocolate stout. Was looking around for a ABV% but canít find one, guessing itís around 5.5-6%. I would buy it again as it is a "limited edition". It is a good all around dark beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"found at Roseville, CA BevMo for $10.49 / sixer. Iím not a huge fan of the original, and I like that one better in the nitro can or on tap, so this is already a venture for me...but i canít ignore the history and had to jump on the chance to try it. While not mind blowing, i definitely like it better than the regular stuff. No slight urine aftertaste. Still a little thin for my taste, but that was totally expected. pours dark brown...nearly black with a thin off white head. flavor and aroma is roasted malts...not incredibly complex, but pleasant. mouthfeel is a tad too carbonated and thinner than i like, but overall, itís like a session stout. nice dry roasted finish. worthy of a 250 year anniversary? ...no, but an enjoyable enough brew."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
The body has a very dark brown/black color and is nearly opaque. A small tight foamy head about one finger thick sets on top. It is light tan in color and hangs on well making nice rings of lace on the glass each time I sip. There are hints of smoky wood with loads dark roasted grain and some dried leafy/mineral like hops. The base has nice roasted malt flavors with very mild sweetness and creamy over roasted coffee notes. Hop flavor is mild but adds some leafy spice and light mineral notes. The light sweetness dries out into the finish and becomes more roasted and bitter but not overly so. It has a light to medium body, moderate carbonation and an easy drinking texture.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
huleboer (1) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013 does not count
Dark. Got to love it. Even after testing lots off beers its still one og the best :)..

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anthony850 (356) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
A great combo of ale and stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2038) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Wild Colonial. Draught. Eh..why do they bother. I could not tell this from the regular in a blind fold test.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teorn88 (3583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
On tap some 2 years ago. It pours black with a rocky, off-white head Smells of toast, caramel, and a little yeast Flavor is some chocolate, with a little sweetness. thin feel, lightly carbonated, with bittersweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
had this a couple of years back, a pub near my house had it on tap for a couple of months- i think i drank all of it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (4468) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle - no idea where it came from. Pours clear brown with a large beige creamy head that laces nicely. Aroma is very malty - roasted with molasses. Flavor is medium sweet, roasted malt, a bit of chocolate, raisin, some citric notes. Finish is very lightly bitter, lemon rind, dry. Body is light and watery. Seems more like brown ale than a stout to me.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lukas1274 (2) - - JUN 25, 2012 does not count
Definately the Best beer nevera pass it up just did like 10 car bombs this weekend


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