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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (2266) - Tromsř, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2015
Light brown bumpy foam, black body with brown edge, rims of crocheted lacing. Aroma; milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, dusty straws. Taste; mild chocolate, cocoa, mocca coffee, caramel, dusty straws, prunes. Soft on palate, normal body. Sweet milk chocolate in finish, some toffee, apple peel. Easy cozy stout. [33cl br btl, 5%abv, BB150216, B@Systembolaget]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gangstergafje (245) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Beautiful dark ruby red beer. It pours a little white foam. The smell is not very strong. Little smokey in the distance. The taste is also not that great. Little smoked/burnt stout aroma, a lot of sourness. The taste is Guinness thinned with water. I had higher expectations. The aftertaste is nice and has something roasted. The beer is not a real stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (656) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
Bottle 330ml. Deep brown with small brownish head. Aroma of roasted malt, notes of coffee, some fruits sweetness and hint of milk chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt and coffee, quite sour with notes of herbs. Very carbonated, light to medium-bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
princepurple (22) - wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Although it’s the Original, i find it second fiddle to the extra stout only, but here is the review for the Titan that would become legend. On it’s nose it deliver’s a roaring scent of Burn’t Caramelized Barley, Espresso, a Ton of Malt, Turmeric and roasted Coffee, deep and Tantalizing to the senses. It Pours a very dark Brown, not as Black as Draught, or as smooth and elegant, a more Hazy, rugged, rough look, but still with it’s ruby glow, and distinctive short, brown head that quickly dissipates. In the mouth it feel’s heavy as it gets, not the smooth ride you get from Draught, it’s gritty, gravy like substance thick, with a warm, buzzing sensation super full and very very malty. The Taste is Sublime in it’s harsh, bitter burn’t barely’s, roasted malts and unforgiving Iron notes, along with a strong presence of Liquorice, and ginger tones. It’s finish is another bout of exquisite bitterness, and extra coal cindered burn’t flavours, make this a highly drinkable and challenging brew!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
EAGLE82 (198) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 2, 2015
Just not my cup of tea. Too much carbonation for a Stout and a (in my opinion) weird taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nanjo (2) - - MAR 26, 2015 does not count
Good beer, but nothing white on top. Got it from a shop, bottle design is nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Intsr (75) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2015
Aroma: caramel, bread, roasty, hay. Appearance: dark red almost black, clear, minimal head, tan foam. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, smoky. Palate: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Krigla (123) - SLOVENIA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle, 0.33l. Black colour with big, creamy, beige head which leaves nice lacing. Lively carbonation. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and a hint of dark chocolate. Taste follows the aroma. Sweet-sour aftertaste. Overall nice beer. Maybe a bit too carbonated for a stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vincent68 (433) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 22, 2015
Tretinková fľaša. Nádherná tmavá farba s hnedou hustou penou, vôňa prezrelého ovocia. Pomerne veľká rezkosť, chuť káva, pražený karamel. Klasika.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MMJL (248) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAR 19, 2015
W zapachu z butelki przede wszystkim zbożowe, palone, kawowe. Piana niezwykle wręcz wysoka, beżowa, średnio-zwarta. Najpierw się dziurawi, a później powoli opada. W barwie całkowicie czarne, pod światło przebłyskuje głęboką czerwienią. W aromacie ze szkła jest czekoladowe, palone w sposób przywodzący na myśl zbożową kawę. Pierwszy łyk – lekkie w odczuciu, zadziwiająco słodkie jak na dry stout, prawdziwie wytrawne staje się dopiero w końcówce. Kwaśność pojawiająca się z czasem jest wyraźnie w kawowym stylu, a goryczka, choć niewielka, to pozwala na wyraźne rozróżnienie, która jej część pochodzi od chmielu, a która od prażonego jęczmienia. Potężna piana na początku pozwala obniżyć wysycenie do typowego dla stylu niskiego poziomu, co jeszcze podbija i tak bardzo wysoką pijalność.

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