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


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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2012
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Das Bier im Glas ist fast schon pechschwarz, der Schaum ähnelt den von nem Malzbier. Geruchlich ists genau wie beim Kilkenny süßlich röstmalzig, allerdings wesentlich rauchiger. Der Antrunk ist extrem röstmalzig und der Nachgeschmack kommt noch stärker als beim Kilkenny einem Schwarzkaffee nahe. Das Guinness Extra Stout schmeckt eisgekühlt einfach nur sagenhaft gut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bluecat (3) - - FEB 15, 2012 does not count
A nearly black color with beige foam on top. Roasty chocolate smell. Feels foamy with a very bitter and slight watery taste. Not that bad but certainly not one of my favorite stout beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
_angst_ (4289) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2012
330 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours very dark chestnut brown with a frothy gray head that leaves some nice looking lacing on the glass while slowly dissipating. Smell is malty, sweet and fruity with lightly roasted malts and plums. Taste is malty and bitter with roasted malts, smoke, wood and coffee. finish is dry and bitter with wood and coffee. Bit unbalanced...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
slakemythirst (201) - - FEB 2, 2012
Nej den luktar som överjäst plommonbrännvin och gammal pernod ricard och svaga toner av den sedvanliga rostade malten. Obalans råder och beskan känns som ett tafatt försök att runda av obalansen..Slutsats: Låter mina minnen ifrån Irland vara intakta efter denna besvikelse på flaska.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edpeg (889) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2012
Pours pitch black with beige creamy lacing head. Aromas caramel, roasted malts,plums. Texture is creamy with thick full body. Carbonation is medium and smooth. Palate is sweet malts with roastiness. Aftertaste is bitter and dry and little woody. Finish is watery with long bitter and dry flavour. Quite ok for a style, but average anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefannilssons (1572) - SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2012
Det här är en relativt trevlig stout om man dricker den för vad den är, en alldeles vanlig stout. Kroppen är lite tunn men ändå lite krämig och smaken präglas främst av kaffe och lite syra. Slutsats: jovars.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
albundy (48) - FRANCE - JAN 3, 2012
Une bière inimitable. Une bonne guinness en plus "tranquille". Très agréable à boire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrepintado (2467) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 6, 2011
bottle from el corte ingles, lisbon, portugal. Dark color. Brown medium head. Very high coffee aroma and a little roasted. Also water aroma in it. Low carbonation. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11875) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Hyltebruk. Thanks Lone
Deep brown to black with a big, creamy, beige head. Lovely laces. Aroma is roasted, dark chocolate. Highish carbonation, light and dry mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of liqourice and fairly sharp roasted malts. Lingering liqourice bitter finish with some saltiness. Okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nisse666 (5889) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2011
Sample from bottle at Porterfestivalen 2011-11-19 Göteborg AR: pale vanilla, cemical coffey, AP: pitch black, wee beige stouthy head F: pale vanilla, dry fruits, coffey, chocolate, a bit boring

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