Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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For Continental Europe, to stay in conformance with the German Purity Law, Guinness produces an all-malt version, replacing the flaked barley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2014
33 cl bottle; BB 24/06/15. Produced in Belgium and labelled as "Original" not "Extra Stout" but it should be the same thing I think. Pours a dark brown - black in the glass - with a big thick creamy head that retains and laces. Nose is sourish black bread crust and roasted malts that recall cold coffee, but it also has a smoky and ashy undertone. Taste is sourish roasty malts and light roasted coffee, some sweetness, and also bitterness. Palate dry, body light to medium, carbonation mild but sharp. It comes no close to the draught version but it’s still very decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (1204) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 21, 2014
Couleur noire, bonne mousse beige. Nez de malt grillé. Gout de malt grillé, café mais avec amertume moyenne bonne. Assez aqueuse, mais ca passe. Moins bonne que la foreign extra stout!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidtjm (623) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2014
Tap at Blarney’s Pub, Berlin. Pour is black with a creamy head, aroma is coffee, toffee. Taste is coffee, toffee, rich malty, thin body and slightly watery, flat carbonation. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnowek (343) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
It similar enough and as good as the conventional Guinness, but the head isn’t as frothy. It kind of takes all of the fun out of Guinness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5777) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Spar, Rethymno. Pours almost entire black with a big creamy beige head. Aroma is malty, roasted with some hops as well. Taste is moderate dry malty, dark fruits with a light sour roasty finish, nice enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenclansman (885) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - SEP 8, 2014
Another one that I’ve forgot to rate. Similar taste as the Guinness draught one but with a lack on the body and creamy head. Not as impressive as the draught one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rotaman14 (200) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2014
Gutes Stout. Kaffenoten sind hier dominant. Ein sanfter, fast "sahniger" Geschmack, nicht allzu bitter. Gut und gut erhältlich.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mircoas (139) - ITALY - SEP 4, 2014
33cl @ bottle. La tanto decantata Guinness come previsto si è rivelata la classica birra commerciale, solo che è una scura invece che una lager. Non una merda ma non da spenderci altri soldi.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mainuh_man (250) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2014
0.5L bottle. Pours black with a frothy brown head that lingers with nice lacing. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt, molasses, some prune. Fairly mild flavor profile. Not much sweetness, and goes pretty quickly to the roasted malt character, with mild coffee flavor. Almost nothing in the middle, some mineral notes, then finishes with a long, mellow, dry roasted malt linger. Medium-thin body with a slick mouthfeel and mild, albeit sharp carbonation. Overall, a muted version of guinnes that lacks the mouthfeel of the tap variety in the UK and is fairly unidimensional in emphasizing mellow, roasted malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (1159) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de el c. Ingles, tomada en junio de 2000. fecha cons pref para antes 22-11-2001. lote 02-10:44. Cuerpo ligero a medio de 5 vol fácil de beber. Color negro con espuma beige y aromas y sabores ligeramente tostados. Buena.

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