Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 387   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2005
Bottle. Black colour with a big baige head. Light roasted rye bread, chocolate aroma and a thin light roasted malty taste. Medium body and a light dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2872) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
Beige medium head - fast disappearing. Black/ brown colour. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavour of burned malt and coffee. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2005
50 cl Bottle. No yeast in bottom. Dark brown allmost black with a little white head. Great roasted flavour, very little hops and some sour in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 27, 2005
for some reason I found this higly carborated! anyway, some bitterness, a bit roasted. Thin palate and carbonation. I decent beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13912) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2005
Bottle. Metallic aroma, but also malty and roasted sugary. Almost black colour, red hue. Big, rocky, semi-stable head. Leaves good laces. Malty, roasted flavour. Thin mouthfeel. I can taste the roasted barley even though it is not in here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 1, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2008 THE Beer. Pitch black, browny head - very big & bubbly, lasts for a long time. The taste is unbeatable, what can I add here, everyone knows it. Feels great on the palate, very bitter aftertaste. Awesome, legendary stout. Almost Godlike.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2005
Pours Darth Vader black with a massive, creamy beige head, looks like soft clouds that i just want to throw myself in (but i didn´t). Leaves good lacing also. Roasted malts, slight chocolatey aroma with some hints of brown sugar. Flavour is burnt, acidic, coffee-ish, with a sparkling mouthfeel. Not as smooth as the draught. Finishes of somewhat bitter. It has a little touch of bread/toast in the aftertaste. A laidback beer, where none of the flavours are sticking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dragonlocks (15) - Kailua, Hawaii, USA - AUG 17, 2005
I am a big fan of guinness draught. I decided to try the extra stout one day, while walking through WalMart beleive it or not. I was not disappointed. when I popped the cap my nose was instantly gratified, which was accompanied by a rich coffee flavor with a slight bitter aftertaste. Usually I have a pint glass on hand, but this day I did not. I could not judge color of the body through the bottle, but I could see a rich light brown head peeking at me through the bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - JUL 1, 2005
draft, it was the first stout i ever drank. i had it in a german bar in a college town called gottingen, the famous town where heine got his degree. the beer was great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geiserich (3520) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 27, 2005
Deep brown head. Much carbonation, roasted aroma, light fresh. Astringent flavor, roasted malt in the end. Dry bitterness.

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