Brewed by St. James’s 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bif (1609) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a creamy head and bits of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with bit of caramel and coffee. Taste of roasted malt and bit of coffee i n the background. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and somewhat creamy. Not quite the same as a Guinness on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diabobale (268) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - NOV 13, 2014
Una stout molto conosciuta. Colore ebano scuro, nero, con schiuma nocciola, compatta, finissima e a lunga persistenza. Note tostate, di caffè e tostato, al palato molto dolce, buona presenza dei malti. altamente beverina

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (606) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Aroma: smoked and roasted notes. Appearance: clear dark color, nice beige head. Taste: medium bitterness, roasted dark malts, smoked notes, herbs, roasted caramel, acidness. Palate: low body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Why this Guinness is so smoked ? I don’t know, but really like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (546) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2014
33 cl bottle; BB 24/06/15. Produced in Belgium and labelled as "Original" not "Extra Stout" but it should be the same thing I think. Pours a dark brown - black in the glass - with a big thick creamy head that retains and laces. Nose is sourish black bread crust and roasted malts that recall cold coffee, but it also has a smoky and ashy undertone. Taste is sourish roasty malts and light roasted coffee, some sweetness, and also bitterness. Palate dry, body light to medium, carbonation mild but sharp. It comes no close to the draught version but it’s still very decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (1397) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 21, 2014
Couleur noire, bonne mousse beige. Nez de malt grillé. Gout de malt grillé, café mais avec amertume moyenne bonne. Assez aqueuse, mais ca passe. Moins bonne que la foreign extra stout!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davidtjm (783) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2014
Tap at Blarney’s Pub, Berlin. Pour is black with a creamy head, aroma is coffee, toffee. Taste is coffee, toffee, rich malty, thin body and slightly watery, flat carbonation. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnowek (482) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
It similar enough and as good as the conventional Guinness, but the head isn’t as frothy. It kind of takes all of the fun out of Guinness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6060) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Spar, Rethymno. Pours almost entire black with a big creamy beige head. Aroma is malty, roasted with some hops as well. Taste is moderate dry malty, dark fruits with a light sour roasty finish, nice enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenclansman (886) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - SEP 8, 2014
Another one that I’ve forgot to rate. Similar taste as the Guinness draught one but with a lack on the body and creamy head. Not as impressive as the draught one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rotaman14 (259) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2014
Gutes Stout. Kaffenoten sind hier dominant. Ein sanfter, fast "sahniger" Geschmack, nicht allzu bitter. Gut und gut erhältlich.

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