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


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Only ratings of the 5.0% Version belong here. For Continental Europe, formerly to stay in conformance with the German Purity Law, Guinness produces an all-barley version, replacing the flaked barley.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, flaked barley, roasted barley, hops and hop-extract.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2009
Flaske 0,33l kjøpt på Systembolaget i Kiruna. Dyp brunrød farge. Nesten svart. Høyt lysebrunt kremaktig skum som fester seg til glasset. Forsiktig aroma av ristet malt. Smaken var en skuffelse: Den led nok under inntrykkt av mitt forrige øl - som var en mye bedre stout! Denne er OK men ordinær. Litt kaffe og ristet malt og en tørr bitterhet. Helhetsinntrykket er imidlertid ganske kjedelig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2009
33cl bottle in Belgrade. Surprisingly strong roast coffee, earthy notes. Much stronger flavor than I remember from draft guinness, harsher too. Tart, bitter and dry. Large foamy head with chocolate acid on the nose. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeKeller (911) - Kemi, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2009 Bottle from Systembolaget. Black beer with beautiful light brown head. Aroma is quite rich with coffee, roasty maltines and several other tastes I can’t describe. Very enjoable dry stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zakkbironia (112) - Athens, GREECE - SEP 1, 2009
330ml bottle. Dark brown color with rich creamy white foam as usual in irish beers. Nice coffe-grain malt taste fulfilling beer thirst. Pretty good for a dry stout and can easily be found here in greece.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1313) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2009
Dark brown/black colour, thick, creamy small head that is beige, and lots of lacing. Aroma is rather subtle, but has both roasted notes and notes of coffee and chocolate and a cler prescence of hops in it. Flavour is full of coffee a bit of smoke and a crisp hoppy bitterness that is appealing. The body is a bit weak though, this keeps it from getting a higher mark. Mouthfeel is neither bad or good, just plain average. This is a good stout, but there are loads and loads of better ones out there. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (12658) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2009
33cl bottle. Dark brown body with light-brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and a little smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2011 Germany: Dark brown. Very rich, rocky head. Fruity, roasty aroma with lots of complexity. Dry, fruity, yeasty character. Light roasty in the dryish finish. A tasty variant. 7-4-8-4-15 = 3.8

Israel: Dark brown with a rocky head. Smells a little bit like a malta, but slight nuttiness to the caramel. A little bit thin, with vague caramel and not much roast. Not dissimilar to the Labatt’s version. 6-3-5-2-11 = 2.7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (14648) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2009 Bottle @ Italy. Pours with a small creamy beige head. Smooth roasted nose and flavor. Mild coffee and caramel with a bit of fruit. Pleasant but not as good as some of the other foreign Guinness ’ sssssssssssss.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinte (410) - Udine, ITALY - JUL 6, 2009
Bottle 0.33L. Dark brown body with a medium, light-brown head mostly lasting. Moderate roasty malty aroma (caramel) with coffee notes. Heavy bitter flavour with a light sweet note; very bitter finish. Medium body with an watery texture; lively carbonation. Fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mithe (1105) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 2, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2010 (Bottle 0,33l) Coffee, roasty, caramel, sweet malt aroma. Black color. All time brown bubbly head. Medium body. Light sweetness with very bitter finish.

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