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


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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, 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 (3158) - 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 (3681) - 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 (2539) - 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 donít 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 (6691) - 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.

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