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


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RATINGS: 369   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2007
Bottle at Ølbutikken - thanks for the taste. Almost black - offwhite head. High, far too high carbonated, a bit like carbonated water - too thin and watery. Roasted, light burned, berries, sweetness, licorice. Boring !!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Thanks to Badgerben for sharing. Pours a nice auburn black with a nice tan head. Nice sweet banana, light toastiness, and ripe fruit. Full creamy mouthfeel with a light bitter finish and a solid banana tinge as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Bottle at Vg nation in Lund. Black with brown head. Tastes like guinness draught, but with a fuller body and a richer taste with a little chocolate and slight sweetness to it. I think it’s more enjoyable than normal Draught.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nicolascage (116) - Copenhagen (Virum), DENMARK - AUG 29, 2007
Bottle from Germany. Full body beer,, nice roasted barley taste that is not to heavy to make it an easy to drink beer without it being boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heavy (2161) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 27, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 This dark brown, almost black colored beer is very interesting. Roasted malt has aroma of coffee, taste also, with oily texture and relatively long finish...some other things can be felt in the flavor, like some fruitiness or even hint of chocolate. As of one of the most famous dark beers it as I’ve said very interesting, and of course good beer, but surely there are other better stouts...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borup (6306) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
Bottle. Black colour with a nice lasting brown head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and dried fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2007
Bottled. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of roasted malt, nuts, and some dust. The flavor is slightly acidic from the hard roasted malt, but also with light notes of nuts, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of Ungstrup. Completely opaque black with a dense, beige head leaving laces. Lightly chocolatey nose. Fairly light body, roasted amd lightly burned malt accents. A weak tang of cardboard before a bitter finish. 180607

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Brought home from the Storehouse. Black color with a thin head. Very roasty aroma. Bitter roast and strong hop flavor. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 10, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice black colour with a dark brown creamy mostly lasting head. Great aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and some liquorice. Good sticky well filling mouthfeel. The flavour is smooth and just great with good roasted closed burned malt, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice and hops. the finish is roasty and quite bitter. Great brew indeed!

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