Guinness 250 Anniversary Stout

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


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RATINGS: 558   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (5078) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2009
On tap at J.K. OíDonnellís Irish Ale House. Small tan head with poor retention, opaque, one ring of lacing, and a dark brown-near black hue. The aroma was malty, semi-sweet, lightly roasty, hints of soy, and a hint of coffee. The flavor was malty, semi-sweet, lightly roasty, some chocolate, lightly hoppy, and a dry finish. Smooth mouthfeel and light-medium in body. This is a light aroma, light flavored dry stout, easy to drink, and not your typical Guinness. Thanks J.K.ís for being able to get this beer here locally so many of us here locally could try it and for a fun event!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (4586) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
Has several elements present in the Extra Stout. However, the smoky finish and toughness are absent, so it is a beautiful stout with no repercussions. I like this way more than any other Guinness I have had previously.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2009
Dark pour that some rays of light seap through. Big tan head. Aroma is actually skunky. Some coffee, some soy, some roast malt. Flavor is some chocolate, some sweetness. Lightly hoppy, but the hops tast salty. I also get smoke and bacon. Very fizzy mouthfeel. finish is long and flabby. meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2009
Bottle. Black pour with a one finger head. Aroma is coffee, malts, soy, some dust, and smoke. Flavor was smoke, bacon, peat, and light coffee. Decent lasting head and some good lacing. Thin mouthfeel for a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2009
330ml bottle poured into a shaker. 250 pours black with a large linen-colored head that leaves nice lacing. The light aroma consists of malt, toffee and roasted grains. The body is much lighter than I expected and not nearly so smooth as the original Guinness stout. The flavors are muted but the triple hops make their presence known as compared to other G. recipes. The carbonation is quite high and the finish is dry. This is a very middle-of-the-road stout. I think Iíll stick with the original.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a very deep dark brown/black with red hues, very nice tan head. Aroma of some dark roast and faint coffee, some faint hop presence. Flavor is nice, some dark roasted grain, faint bakers chocolate, some coffee, there is a slight hop presence. Mouth feel is medium body with medium carbonation. Seems like a nice mixture of nitro for creaminess and C02 for tingling, but still some what watery. Over all, seems like a Guinness with a different gas mixture.....Still interesting and I am glad I tried it......tasty!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7921) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 14, 2009
2nd rating. Bottle. Pours with a largish, off-white head over a very dark brown body. Aroma of coffee, light lactose, bread, and some grainy malts. Taste is leather, light smoke, roast and some light lactose. Pretty similar to regular Guinness, but with a bit more leather or earthy character. Medium to lively carbonation, finishes very dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2009
11.2oz bottle, from Whole Foods Austin. Pours dark brown, nearly black, with a chocolaty-tan head. Aroma somewhat bready. Flavor is lightly sour, actually, which mixes with the medium hop bitterness pretty well. A little roastiness is present, but overall itís lacking a lot of stout character. Lively carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Not really to style, but overall not bad - the sourness was pleasant.

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