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


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RATINGS: 519   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (849) - - AUG 2, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2015 Denso color nero con deboli riflessi rossastri in controluce, spesso cappello di schiuma beige. Aroma caffettoso con note di cappuccino, cereali e malti abbrustoliti; gusto mediamente amaro con un finale lungo e asciutto che richiama gli aromi. Effervescenza gentile, corpo medio, struttura oleoso-cremosa... un piacevole classico!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
il_vosa (10) - Torino, ITALY - DEC 4, 2016
Aroma intenso ma equilibrato, appare con un colore scuro ed una schiuma corposa e intensa; Il sapore è caratterizzato dall’ orzo tostato con un lieve retrogusto amarognolo dato dal luppolo;

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (862) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2016
0.33 l bottle from Systembolaget, Stockholm. Text in back label is mostly in Hebrew, the rest is in Swedish. So this does not only conform to the German purity law it is also kosher. Appearance is dark brown. There is ruby also if you look it carefully against a bright light. Head is tan. Taste is smooth since there is no roasted barley. So, it is not dry, but it is not sweet either. More malts than in the regular version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PivopijaPivopija (119) - - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle 330 ml. Dark with brownish-cream foam. Aroma: jam, a little caramel, sweets, burnt barley and instant coffee.Taste: burnt and roast malt, light acidity, dry aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SimonBlok (350) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: dark with medium beige head that diminishes to a small rim on the glass. Aroma: roasted malts, cereal, bread, candied sugar, some coffee, hint of earth and something savory. Taste: medium to high sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of roasted malts, bread, toffee. Finish is roasty and a little bit dry. Palate: medium bodied, watery texture and fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 1/20
susonagger (200) - spain, - OCT 13, 2016
Aroma: Medio y equilibrado. Carácter tostado con una fermentación sutilmente afrutada Sabor: Un perfecto sabor intenso agridulce Paladar: Suave y ligeramente fuerte que conduce a un final seco Graduación: 5 % vol. Aspecto: Cuerpo denso de un peculiar color negro con una generosa capa de cremosa espuma

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oiolosse (64) - - OCT 12, 2016
Qué decir. Es la cerveza que nos salvó en Londres y guardo grato recuerdo. Ahora al revisitarla 10 años después me sigue gustando aunque no me parece nada del otro mundo. Es muy bebible y sabrosa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FinnIckler (143) - GERMANY - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle from a Kiosk in Berlin. Pours pitch black with brown head. Nose is bread and toffee, but not intense . Palate is dry, earthy, tart, but not too bitter. Dry mouthfeel. Finish is short and dark dried fruit. Had the 4.1 abv Version a few months ago. This is slightly better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6862) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2016
September 2016 - 330ml bottle picked up in Berlin, as ’Guinness Extra Stout’. The version brewed to German purity laws. Pours opaque black with a red hue, foamy dense tan head. Aroma is toffee, a little farty, some roast and spent coffee grounds. Body is smooth, rounded, soft carbonation. Taste is roasty, some burnt toffee, overcaramelised sugars, light coffee notes. Quite sweet, and never dries out like dry stouts are meant to. Some nice vibes. Teresa thinks it doesn’t taste like Guinness, and I’m inclined to agree. Or at least it doesn’t taste much like a dry stout. Interesting to try this version. (3.3)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inoven (384) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Flesje tijdens vakantie gedronken (19-09). Donkerbruin tot zwart, helder bier met veel schuim. Aroma van caramel en verbrand hout. Smaak van drop , zoethout en geroosterde mout. Nasmaak is iets bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
irenecus (117) - - SEP 20, 2016
Na zdrowie, Salud, Kampai, Prost, Skaal, Zivjeli, Fenékig, На здоровь& Na zdravi.

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