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


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RATINGS: 501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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.

Beerbarella's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerbarella (348) - - MAR 19, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours clear very dark brown with a high brown head. Malty honey aroma. Wonderful full-bodied roasty malt taste with coffee and honey notes. Pleasant bitter roasty palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
labeerinthum (476) - Milano, ITALY - JUL 17, 2016
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso rimanda a liquirizia, pane nero, orzo tostato e luppolo. L’intensità olfattiva è normale e la persistenza olfattiva è sufficiente. Il cappello è di schiuma compatta, cremosa e persistente, con bollicine medie. Il colore è scuro impenetrabile. Il corpo è pieno. L’amaro è medio. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevole. Il finale è lungo, secco e pulito. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di caramello, caffè, frutta secca e liquirizia.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Enteogenisk (119) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle in wine glass. Probably one of the lightest stouts I have ever had. At least it doesn’t taste bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bitek (241) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Decent dry stout. I have drunk it a few times before joining to ratebeer.com.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gehbe (116) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 4, 2016
Big light brown head, some lacing. Aroma: cream, coffee, milk, dark bread and crust, cooked bread, lactic bacteria. Taste: medium acidity and somewhat lighter bitterness upfront, crisp light bitterness and some acidity on finish. Palate: light/medium body, quite smooth, medium carbonation. Overall roasty and crispy but too much lactic acid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (1730) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2016
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Near black, big creamy tan head, good lacing. Roasted aroma, leather, chocolate and coffee. Medium carbonated, thin dry mouthfeel. Gentle roasted taste, chalky and dry, cocoa and chocolate. Easy to drink without real depth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SkillsFactory (518) - ITALY - JUN 26, 2016
Marrone scura, schiuma nocciola chiara di buona persistenza. Sembra assurdo ma l'aroma ricorda prevalentemente le olive nere, in aggiunta liquirizia e malto tostato. Al palato sempre olive nere, liquirizia, malto d'orzo, finale tostato con note di caffè ed un vago ricordo di frutti rossi. Corpo medio-leggero, mediamente carbonata.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sebilinz (1682) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle. Black body with brown head. Aroma is roasted malts slight sourness and hints of cocoa. Taste is nearly the same but with more sourness. Aftertaste is slightly sour with roasted malts

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lello4ever (583) - ITALY - JUN 22, 2016
Stout con aroma mediocre e anche al palato è pessima, tostatura quasi assente. Male

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kubmal (178) - POLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Black colour, big head. Aroma of roasted barley and coffee. Taste is dry, a bit sour and roasted, with low bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GoddamnNoise (30) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2016
Aroma: toasty, roasted malts, light caramel. No hints of hops. Slight alcohol aroma. Very light coffee aromas. Light licorice. Appearance: totally black color, medium head, low retention. Head of brown color leaving laces. Taste: light sweet, with a medium bitter finish. Roasted and toasted flavors. Licorice. Palate: light to medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Medium long bitter finish. Overall: Not a memorable beer. Not the best of the Guinnes beers either. Not well balanced. Very light sweet against too much bitter finish. Toasted and roasted malts flavors are ok.

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