Guinness 250 Anniversary Stout

Formerly brewed at St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


on tap


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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Made with a double brew stream that combines two types of malts, ale and stout. Carbonated. Uses Guinness yeast, triple hops and roasted barley.

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wlajwl (7066) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2011
From memory, this was a better overall stout than regular Guiness. It was a fuller flavored beer, although not the best stout out there, still pretty good.

DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. I admit to be a General in the Hate-Guinness Army, but I’ll be as objective as I can. 3.5 A: Dark as night color. Foamy head with pretty good retention and a reasonable amount of lacing. 2.5 S: Not much of anything with a slightly odd huskiness. 1.5 T: Once again Guinness forgot to add taste to their beer. I can’t describe any flavors because there aren’t any 3.0 M: Light body. Good carbonation. Relatively smooth with a goofy husk aftertaste. 2.0 D: This fucking sucks. I don’t know how Guinness manages to make beer with no taste. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-23-2009 02:26:29

jmm635 (1017) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Hmmm... has that familiar Guinness appearance but this beer is lacking across the board. I can’t really put my finger on it. It’s just not as good as the original.

anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small longlasting creamy off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate and molasses flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

bpreo (2943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 happy birthday guinness! this one was brewed extra strong. wish I could have a drink from an real irish pub, from the tap.

devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2010
The pour is dark, dark brown with a massive beige head that quickly collapses. The aroma is full of roasted and nutty malts, but is still crisp and welcoming. The taste is all of the same flavors of Guinness Draught, but magnified: dark, sweet, and a little bit nutty. The texture obviously isn’t as creamy and smooth as the Draught, but it is still a bit thin, leaving this one plenty drinkable but a little unfulfilling.

rougeau13 (3188) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2010
I love Guinness, and this was quite disappointing. Not that it’s necessarily bad, it just tasted more like a cheap, thin imitation that was not up to standard

Jow (4085) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2010
On tap at perfect pint in NYC. Found an old rating I hadn’t logged. Its sweet but without a lot of backbone. not as bitter as regular guinness but overall less impressive as well I would thing more or 250th anniversary oh well try again at 500.

KyotoLefty (10689) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle about 1 year old. Dark brown with a tall, foamy tan head. Creamy, chocolate aroma with light roasting and a touch of cafe au lait. Sweetish flavor, dark chocolate, vanilla cream, and a roasty burnt finish. Rather light and clean in body. Bitter finish seems to include hops as well as roasted grains. Decent but unspectacular. A bit too carbonated.

aggieman2k7 (2) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010 does not count
Expensive, but delicious. Comes off a little sweeter than the traditional Guinness stout.

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