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


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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (3138) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle Pours out a very dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and malt. tast of bitterness and coffee. A nice roast on it. A big thanks to my Brother in-law for picking this up for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2455) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2010 Black coloured beer with small off-white head and lots of carbonation. Malty roasted aroma. Full creamy sparkling palate. Finish is roasted bitter, rather strong finish. Ok, though guinness is not my dada.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle, Italy. Dark brown to black coloured, almost no carbonation and a small off-white head. Beer with a malty light orasted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is light bitter, malty roasted. Less creamy than the original guinness, less good as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - JUL 27, 2008
(33 cl bottle from Systembolaget). I don’t know if this is the right place to put my rating, but the alcohol percent (5%) did fit this one instead of "Guinness Original / Extra Stout".
Aroma: Burnt toffee, slight-coffee smell. Pretty weak.
Apperance: Ah, pretty nice. Very darkbrown, almost black with a white foam.
Flavour: Some coffee, roasted malt, slight note of milk chocolate. Slightly sour/bitter in the aftertaste.
Palate: Pretty smooth, but too thin.
Overall: An okay beer which I did appreciate more than the draught. It reminds me quite much of that one though, which is a minus. Boring, but drinkable. Nothing I will buy again.

   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 (6586) - 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 (903) - 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.

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