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

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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.


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3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
anchr (18) - Trondheim, - APR 17, 2006
Bottle. This is the one without the Nitrogen capule, and it is quite evident on the head, which is lighter, a lot more patchy, and disappear extremely sooner than the version with nitrogen. The aroma is about the same: caffee, chocolate, karamel and burnt malt. The color is dark mahogny to silky black. Some hops in the aroma. This beer has a somewhat watery mouthfeel, and it has a CO2 bite. I think there are some earthy hints in it. I believe that the brewery can do better than this, in particular for a beer with its reputation.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
princepurple (22) - wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2015
Although it’s the Original, i find it second fiddle to the extra stout only, but here is the review for the Titan that would become legend. On it’s nose it deliver’s a roaring scent of Burn’t Caramelized Barley, Espresso, a Ton of Malt, Turmeric and roasted Coffee, deep and Tantalizing to the senses. It Pours a very dark Brown, not as Black as Draught, or as smooth and elegant, a more Hazy, rugged, rough look, but still with it’s ruby glow, and distinctive short, brown head that quickly dissipates. In the mouth it feel’s heavy as it gets, not the smooth ride you get from Draught, it’s gritty, gravy like substance thick, with a warm, buzzing sensation super full and very very malty. The Taste is Sublime in it’s harsh, bitter burn’t barely’s, roasted malts and unforgiving Iron notes, along with a strong presence of Liquorice, and ginger tones. It’s finish is another bout of exquisite bitterness, and extra coal cindered burn’t flavours, make this a highly drinkable and challenging brew!

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
EAGLE82 (152) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 2, 2015
Just not my cup of tea. Too much carbonation for a Stout and a (in my opinion) weird taste.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nanjo (2) - - MAR 26, 2015 does not count
Good beer, but nothing white on top. Got it from a shop, bottle design is nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Intsr (53) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2015
Aroma: caramel, bread, roasty, hay. Appearance: dark red almost black, clear, minimal head, tan foam. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, smoky. Palate: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter,

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Krigla (101) - SLOVENIA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle, 0.33l. Black colour with big, creamy, beige head which leaves nice lacing. Lively carbonation. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and a hint of dark chocolate. Taste follows the aroma. Sweet-sour aftertaste. Overall nice beer. Maybe a bit too carbonated for a stout.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vincent68 (204) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 22, 2015
Tretinková fľaša. Nádherná tmavá farba s hnedou hustou penou, vôňa prezrelého ovocia. Pomerne veľká rezkosť, chuť káva, pražený karamel. Klasika.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MMJL (178) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAR 19, 2015
W zapachu z butelki przede wszystkim zbożowe, palone, kawowe. Piana niezwykle wręcz wysoka, beżowa, średnio-zwarta. Najpierw się dziurawi, a później powoli opada. W barwie całkowicie czarne, pod światło przebłyskuje głęboką czerwienią. W aromacie ze szkła jest czekoladowe, palone w sposób przywodzący na myśl zbożową kawę. Pierwszy łyk – lekkie w odczuciu, zadziwiająco słodkie jak na dry stout, prawdziwie wytrawne staje się dopiero w końcówce. Kwaśność pojawiająca się z czasem jest wyraźnie w kawowym stylu, a goryczka, choć niewielka, to pozwala na wyraźne rozróżnienie, która jej część pochodzi od chmielu, a która od prażonego jęczmienia. Potężna piana na początku pozwala obniżyć wysycenie do typowego dla stylu niskiego poziomu, co jeszcze podbija i tak bardzo wysoką pijalność.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derbeth (428) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle, named "Guinness Original". Faint and dull aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Light bitterness. Light body, average carbonation. Tastes like a poor dark lager. Boring.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alomtnez (123) - SPAIN - MAR 12, 2015
Big tan head with good retention. Black colour (clear very dark ruby). Very weak aroma. Taste is roasted malt with liquorice notes. Dry ’roasted’ bitter aftertaste. Medium body with high carbonation. A bit tasteless. (Producida en Bélgica Bar code 5 000213 014165)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (319) - Napa, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle: Med dark brown black. Good head and lace. Roasted nose. Maybe a hint of age. clean. Chocolate and cocoa. Dry, hint of sourness and moderate to low bitterness. Clean and simple. Solid commercial beer but lacks depth. There is certainly a funky edge to the palate. Interesting but lacks texture.


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