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


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RATINGS: 522   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matzou (125) - SPAIN - DEC 26, 2016
A: roasted barley coffee like slighty acidic A: black creamy white head. T: waterish coffee P: very thin med carbonation light body. O: ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlutonowyMan (588) - POLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Barwa ciemno brązowa, prawie czarna. Piana, wysoka, sztywna, w kolorze ciemnego beżu, mocno trwała. Delikatny kawowy aromat miesza się z zapachem suchego, wręcz zbutwiałego drewna i wanilii, w tle bardzo nieznaczne nuty owocowe. Smak: kawa, wanilia, drewno jest jakby schowane. Nuty owocowe są wyraźniejsze i jednocześnie delikatnie kwaśne, dalej likier kawowy, delikatnie słodki. Na finiszu nieznaczna goryczka, kawowa, palona. Nasycenie niskie, odpowiednie.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lupuLust (239) - Freiburg, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2016
14.12.2016 - Roasted malt in aroma and taste. Strong not suitable carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
il_vosa (19) - Torino, ITALY - DEC 4, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2017 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 (886) - 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 (381) - 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 (185) - 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.

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