Brewed by St. Jamesís 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinboer (119) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2009
Nice continental version of the excellent Irish stout. Dark, not as black as in Ireland, with toasty and roasty notes. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Plovmand (6939) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
Bottle. Pitch black with a medium tan head. Coffee and roasted malts in aroma. Flavour is chocolate and roasted malt. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2008
Shared this one w/ SkyCop32. Picked up at Maruhn Getršnke in Darmstadt. Nice dark body with a small tan head. Great aromas of chocolate and burnt malts. Flavor had a nice bitter bite to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2008
330ml bottle. Light brown head, black colour. Burnt malts aroma, chocolate, coffee. More acidic than draught. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate. A little bit bland. User friendly stout I would say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2008
Balcony, Lourdas. Reflective glossy tar pour like a black mirror. Tint of brown against the midday sun. A very black beer generously collared with tan. Nose sweet heady molasses, iron, blackcurrant, liquorice and sticky dried fruit, as well as the expected espresso and bitter cocoa attack. Markedly roastier and more impressively bitter than the nitrogenated, widgetised, super-chilled stuff back home. Sticks around with some serious burnt toast and black coffee bitterness long after the swallow. Fudgy creaminess, high cocoa dark choc, even an occasional waft of xmas pudding. Light and refreshing in the heat, but hinting at the presence of a darker, stronger beer. Original and Foreign Extra tipped together. Tastes like Guinness did to me when I was 14. Bitter enough to make girls and the unenlightened wince. Hats off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 19, 2008
A lot of things can paople say about GUinness but this one even room temperature is nice. I liked it and drank it ’till the bottom.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (3092) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2008
black coloured body with a off white head a roasted malty grainy aroma a roasted malty grainy taste with a grainy bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (3543) - 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 (2525) - 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.

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