Guinness 250th Anniversary Stout | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness 250th Anniversary StoutGuinness 250th Anniversary Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by naterock on 04-13-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
570
Reviews:
402
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
15.63%
 
 
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14
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24
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5/5  rDev +42%

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5/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Without a doubt, this would have to be the greatest beer I've ever had the pleasure of drinking. To drink a 250 is a privilege and you will thank yourself for buying the beer, or whoever bought one for you. An A+ brew, perfect for any occasion. Cheers.

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5/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +42%

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5/5  rDev +42%

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5/5  rDev +42%

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5/5  rDev +42%

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5/5  rDev +42%

Photo of Mospaw
4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

Photo of ncm45
4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

Photo of JamesS
4.65/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at Piper's Pub, Pittsburgh, PA.

Pours a great dark brown color with ruby shimmers; excellent tan head with very nice lacing. Deep stout scent, nice burnt grains. Excellent taste, a good deep stout, not many extra flavors, but very well balanced for a nice plain dry Irish stout. Great mouthfeel! The carbonation is great and has a champagne-like feel on the tongue. This is a great stout, very smooth and malty with a great feel and finish.

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Photo of MikeInIowa
4.6/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Let's cut to the chase: Guiness 250 is delicious. Go drink some while you still have the chance (this is the only year it is going to be brewed).

Look: Dark brown, opaque appearance with light brown, evenly distributed head that does not lace much except for ringers on the glass yet sustains itself for an extended period of time with a full centimeter or more of foam.

Nose: A pleasing aroma of chocolaty malts.

Taste: An easy embrace of cholocate and coffee, but with a surprisingly low IBU.

Mouth: A full-bodied, cream mouthfeel.

Drink: Superior consume-ability -- as easy as a Hershey bar. Smooth and creamy.

In a word: WOW!

with respect for beer,

Mike in Iowa

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Photo of stoutmasterjames
4.54/5  rDev +29%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Haven't tried this on tap yet, but man was I surprised. At first drink I was not impressed but at by the time I reached the bottom of the first bottle I was in love. This is a less creamy, somewhat lighter (is it lighter?) version of the stout we all know and love. Hits you with a tingle on the tip of your tongue. Quite good actually, try one!

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Photo of omnigrits
4.52/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I'm going to be very sad when this beer goes away, and I'll go out on a limb by saying that after the promotion has run its course I'll find it very difficult to go back to nitro-Guinness. I've never quite understood the rationale for putting nitrous on a beer rather than CO2, which is the gas that yeast makes when it ferments the liquid that we all love. It ruined Boddington's for me.

This beer looks very much like regular Guinness but with a slightly darker head, and obviously no cascading. The aroma is the most wonderful mix of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee - just what you'd expect really. The taste is much the same, with that added dry stout finish that can make your mouth pucker if you're not ready for it. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side compared to some of the craft stouts I like to drink, but the drinkability of this beer is second to none.

Guinness really need to add this (or something like it) to their full-time portfolio after the 250 promotion is over and done with.

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of simmons
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark black with a light red tint to it when held up to the light. Medium tan head lasting a few minutes leaving a lin lace.
Aroma: Mild roasted notes, with a malty nose to it. No hop aroma
Flavor: A nice solid malt flavor. Not too grainy or bread like. Has a moderate roasted flavor that doesnt leave a bad after taste but lingers around for a bit. Hop bitterness is mild and goes very well with this beer.
Mouthfeel: A little light on the body but it is an irish stout so it is right on the money. Creamy and very well balanced with light carbonation instead of the classic nitro that guinness is known for.
Overall: This is one tasty beer! Well balanced, fit to style, not too heavy & not too light in body. This is a good Irish Stout, not the best out there but a damn good one. Worth buying, I hope they change their mind about keeping it a limited beer.

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