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


on tap

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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
atze (14) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle (33cl) bb 05/09/10, Pours dark ruby red, with a large, foamy, tan head. Roasted aroma, with touches of (salty) liquorice. Taste is lightly bitter, roasted, with a hint of salty liquorice. Finish is quite dry, with a moderate lasting bitter. Nothing fancy, but a very nice easy drinking stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3148) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2011 Draught in Kennedys Bar Copenhagen. This beer needs to be treated with respect by the bar. If not it is a very unpleasant experience. You need to find a bar with a good flow on the tap an cleans their lines regularly. They are hard enough to find but Kennedys is definately one. No beer in the world looks better with itís jet black body and creamy head. Every mouthfull should leave a ring on the side of the glass. Not as creamy as the Guinness in Ireland but still a fine beer when done well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwarfik1 (15) - USA - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle in the Czech Republic. Really dark, bottom fermented lager with a dark foam, but it will not last long. Excellent taste. It seems identical to that sold in Ireland.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle in Moint-Sur-Loing, France.
Pours a deep Coke-Cola black with a lively body and a beige head. Flavor is molasses, earthy vegetables, and pumpernickle bread. Tingly but average; a bit too thin. A bit disappointing taste-wise but still nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tkrjukoff (4213) - SWEDEN - APR 7, 2010
Pours dark brown-redish with rich fluffy head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Suprisingly flat on aroma with hints of malts and hay. Watery with little character, roasted malts and some hoppy flavor, dry. Even flat on the palate and the finish is even so with a short bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (6595) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 1, 2010
Bottle. Color dark brown with a beige head. Aroma and taste is light roasted malt. Dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2776) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
[bottle--4.1% abv] Creamy aroma that is sour, coffee-y, and toasty, with more than detectable, floral hops. Almost opaque, clear garnet-black under a lasting, khaki fizz island. Light toasty sour malt flavour that fades to caramel and then mineral water. Nice, but weak. Light body, medium carbonation, tiny black malt bite before a clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (9661) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2010
Slim 330ml bottle, 5% ABV, bought at Systembolaget Kiruna in the middle of Swedish Lapland. Fluffy, fawn-coloured head, slowly fading, leaving a single, rocky patch behind. The colour of the body is almost devil-black with a brownish shade. Smell of chocolate malts supported by notes of coffee. Sweet roasted grain in flavour offset by the bitterness from coffee grounds. Short-lived ending and easy to drink (TromsÝ, St. Patrickís Day, 2010).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muffel (144) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2011 Bottle 0,33l (4,1%). Pours dark brown color with very thick beige head that doesnít disappear. Itís rather watery. Roasted malty aroma with notes of burnt coffee and some light hops. Dry and slightly bitter aftertaste. Slightly boring, but drinkable I would say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgreb (407) - Marburg, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2010
bottle - black beer with a nice dense beige head. Aroma has some smoke and hints of vegetable. Flavour is rather watery. Some roasted malt and faint bitterness in the end. Dry. Medium carbonation.

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