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


on tap

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RATINGS: 363   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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Psylok (3) - , ITALY - JUL 20, 2008 does not count
the taste is really different from the on i’ve drank in dublin at the gravity bar. the italian version is really bitter and have a too strong coffe taste..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrFunk (80) - Sorumsand, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2008
330ml bottle at a bar in Borgo San Lorenzo. Pours just as beautifully as the draught, but slightly more exciting on the nose and palate. when can we see ths in Norway?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6495) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle 330 ml
Appearance: dark brown ale with large thick and creamy head.4+
Nose: Soft creamy aroma with gentle dark roast hints.6+
Flavor/Palate : Medium full bodied . Very creamy texture with slight acidic side , dark roasty feel played behind. Creamy texture covered everything else which is unfortunate. I would like to see more of toasted malt here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikkopen (841) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2008
330 ml bottle. Pitch black with a thick, cloudy tan head. Sweet roasted malts and some coffee & chocolate in the aroma. Watery. Dry flavour of roasted malts. Dry, bitter, roasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2008
Almost black color with creamy and cloudy beige head.Aroma is sweet roasty caramel malty. Flavor is roasty malty at first but finish is somewhat watery. In the aftertaste roastiness emerges again. Palate is light- to medium-bodied, a bit watery, soft and not much carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Sampled on draught several times across europe: pours a thick black colour, with a large creamy brown top. Head is quite aromatic, roasted malts and hints of coffee. Taste is pleasent, creamy and satisfying. Semi sweet and filling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
EHSRanders (1772) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle. Black colour with huge creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma of roasted malt with notes of chocolate. Sweet flavor with notes of chocolate. Flat and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle. Pours a black colour with an off-white head. Aroma is some dark bitter chocolate and coffee beans. Flavour is very roasted with notes of bitter chocolate and coffee beans. A bit sourish. Some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK On tap Creamy and soft palate. Balanced coffee dryness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2008
I believe this is the one I had in France and Spain. Served from this little plastic light up draft. Looks great, tastes a little more thin than the US version. Doesnít have that fullness I was expecting, probably from the lack of the flaked barley. Dry finish.

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