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


on tap

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RATINGS: 440   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
as (173) - Belgrade / Hamburg, - JAN 21, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2008 0,33 l bottle. Black, with a lovely creamy brown head. Classic stout - very dry, with the usual roasted aromas and coffee/ dark chocolate flavors. Pure enjoyment, but the Draught version is kinda more interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
toddbates (95) - USA - JAN 9, 2008
had this all over europe. it was a far better choice than some of the other beers that i had but still nothing to write home about

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
kappldav123 (5542) - GERMANY - DEC 12, 2007
Dieses Bier war für mich eine Enttäuschung. Sein Ruf eilt ihm ja voraus, sogar in den Staaten ist man von diesem Bier begeistert. Aber als ich dann endlich ein Glas davon in der Hand hatte und einen Schluck genommen hatte, trat Ernüchterung ein. Was ist denn das? Furchtbar herb mit einem ekligen Nachgeschmack. Würd ich nie wieder trinken.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2007
33 cL bottle with bbd in 2003 (2001 vintage) and 2000 (1998 vintage) tasted in 2007. Pours deep brown to black with a light brown head. Slight alcohol aroma in a deep roasted malt nose. flavour is oldish, same for both. Rerate needed of a fresh - doesn’t gain from ageing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4170) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
Vintage 1998 Guinness Continental extra stout Bottle. Large brown head that mostly lasted. Excellent lacework. Pitch black color. Aroma of light coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and earthy like feel. Hint of liquorish as well. Unfortunately too old. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry texture. Light bitter and sweet flavor. Light dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2007
Big fluffy light chocolate head quickly reduced to a thin layer of foam. Near black colored body with a dark mahogny glow. Smells dry malty with a a lot of roast and rough hops. Notes of dark dried fruits, coffee and ash. Fairly dry malt taste, with some noteable earthy hops and dark fruits. Salty and light sour tones. Well-bodied for a 5% abv. Roasty and bitter finish. Mmm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of coffee, some chocolate, some sweet hints. Tastes slightly on the sweet side with some roasty malt hints. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side. Finish is of pepper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5345) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle shared by Badgerben at Cellar’s Wine & Spirits. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a creamy llight tan head that dissolves to an off-white ring and some film. Aroma of light roasted dark malt, a touch of coffee and dark pitted fruit. Taste is full bodied, lightly carbonated with a flavor of dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and a touch of mild bitterness. Finish is dry with a toasted malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Bottle, 5%, 33 cl. Almost black color and a creamy light brown head. Good lacing. Light aroma of roasted and sweet malt, some notes of coffee and dark fruit. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, notes of caramel and chocolate. Also some bitterness. Very dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Thanks to badgerben for sharing. Slighly sour nose with sweet toffee hints. Toffee and caramel on the body with roasted malt and some hops. Very good.

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