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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2006
Lightweight and watery compared to many stouts from micro brewers - despite this being "the original". Some coffee taste, but rather boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2006
[Bottled] Transparently black, rich rocky head. Fruity aroma with some plums. Dry and very roasty. Tar and coffee are evident. Clean mouthfeel, fairly light body. Tarry finish with lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2006
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour with big foamy white head. Aroma of roasted malts. Flavour is strong roasted malts along with vegetables. Quite boring, watery and sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMOE (6) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2006 does not count
Looks really good with it´s light brown, creamy head. The aroma is nice with a little touch of chocklate and toasted nuts. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
anchr (18) - Trondheim, NORWAY - APR 17, 2006
Bottle. This is the one without the Nitrogen capule, and it is quite evident on the head, which is lighter, a lot more patchy, and disappear extremely sooner than the version with nitrogen. The aroma is about the same: caffee, chocolate, karamel and burnt malt. The color is dark mahogny to silky black. Some hops in the aroma. This beer has a somewhat watery mouthfeel, and it has a CO2 bite. I think there are some earthy hints in it. I believe that the brewery can do better than this, in particular for a beer with its reputation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlymCRO (7) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 17, 2006 does not count
0,33 cl bottle. Very expensive. Smooth and refereshing, with slightly fruit flavour and sweet, creamy foam. Due to standing in glass and getting warmer, developes a rather unpleasent, bitter taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2006
Feels abit thin to me, not as full flavored as other guinness I´ve tried, I actually enjoyed a milder flavor for a change, but If I was craving a guinness, I would skip this, drive 15 miles to Luxembourg, and get the Belgian special! lol!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
EithCubes (5088) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2006 Bottle bought in Germany. Essentially the same as the well-known draught.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2006
ON Tap throughout Ireland. Like a distant love affair. I can still remember you sliding across the bar in my direction with your rich full head, and your dark brown body. Oh the beauty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barrabass (31) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2005
Dark brown, almost black colour. Beige, Very thick, lacing head. Smells like wet leather and plums. Tastes bitter hops with a touch of plums.

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