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Guinness Extra Stout (Canada) - Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Canada)Guinness Extra Stout (Canada)

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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: wordemupg on 09-05-2009)
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2.93/5  rDev -13.1%

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Some type of code on the back label, but I'm not entirely sure that it is a bottling code. No abv listed anywhere on the bottle either. I think I am reviewing the correct version of this beer - the back label reads "Imported by DIAGEO, Guinness USA, Stamford, CT. Brewed and bottled by Guinness Brewing Company, New Brunswick, Canada. Product of Canada". Either way, I believe this is my first encounter with any type of Guinness.

Poured into a Guinness St. James's Gate Dublin mug. #properglassware.

A - It pours a dark chocolate black-brown colored body. Some shades of mahogany show through when held to the light. Two fingers of frothy tan head with nice staying power. No lacing sticks to the glass as it goes down. Looks alright for what it is. 3.5

S - The aroma is neutral, boring, and uninspired. No coffee, roast, or chocolate presence like I have come to expect from a nice stout. 'Medicinal' isn't quite the right descriptor, but the lack of quality ingredients definitely comes through on the nose. 2.5

T - The taste follows the nose - the lack of quality ingredients shows. Lightly bitter, malty, and perhaps a bit of light roast, but there is really nothing to write home about here. Some notes of indistinct dark fruit & perhaps a minor alcohol note noticeable. 3

M - The feel is lightly bitter and sticky. Fluid, and medium-full bodied with good carbonation. Easy drinking for the style. 3

Overall, a tame representation of a what I have come to expect from a stout, but it was about what I was expecting it would be, considering how mass-produced this beer is. Not recommended.

Guinness Extra Stout -----3/5.

08-19-2014 03:02:18 | More by mfnmbvp
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3.16/5  rDev -6.2%

08-19-2014 01:44:26 | More by PrendUnVerreDeBiere
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11%

08-18-2014 18:41:36 | More by 5redbaron
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-08-2014 19:05:58 | More by ReadingRambler
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

08-06-2014 02:25:05 | More by jzlyo
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Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

08-03-2014 02:57:38 | More by RandyFlameThrower
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-02-2014 13:53:01 | More by JLSIV
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Alberta (Canada)

3.11/5  rDev -7.7%

Bottle poured in pint glass.
Appearance: Pitch black as would probably be expected. Lots of creamy lingering foam maybe a finger high.
Smell: Coffee and chocolate.
Taste: Relatively simplistic. Very sweet, with a moderately strong bitterness that lingers in the back. Initial taste is moderately burnt. Chocolate and coffee are most prominent in the aftertaste, with a hint of something I would pin as raisins.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly watery compared to what one might expect. Still would count as full-bodied in comparison to most beer, but as a stout it is watery.
While not "bad", something labeled as Extra Stout definitely needs a fuller body and more complex flavour.

07-23-2014 08:17:26 | More by ThomasT
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-15-2014 07:04:38 | More by Gunnar12
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-12-2014 23:16:36 | More by nofunyons
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

06-29-2014 16:09:44 | More by Jbowmann
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British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11%

06-22-2014 03:52:13 | More by ZachT
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-17-2014 21:43:31 | More by DoubleMalt
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-14-2014 21:14:13 | More by WeizenMike
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11%

06-14-2014 21:04:09 | More by DaPan
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

06-11-2014 07:12:40 | More by TheBeerbarian
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

06-08-2014 10:46:07 | More by bigroc75
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-26-2014 13:11:41 | More by Latarnik
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11%

05-17-2014 21:20:50 | More by Magibeg
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

05-06-2014 00:25:04 | More by pagardner
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-10-2014 23:13:03 | More by hunterjames
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

04-07-2014 03:52:03 | More by Ryman777
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Ontario (Canada)

3.04/5  rDev -9.8%

341 mL bottle from a six-pack picked up at TBS; bottled Sept. 20 2013 (I am assuming that they use the same packaging codes as Labatt, considering it is brewed at the same facility). This beer isn't very hard to find, but to be honest I've never really heard anything good about it so I've basically been avoiding it for years. Served slightly chilled.

Pours black as night, like you'd probably expect, topped with just over one finger's worth of creamy, light-tan coloured head. Its dissipation is a gradual process, and after five minutes or so I am left with a smooth, frothy cap and modest collar accompanied by a few swaths of lacing. Looks fine, but the aroma is beyond bland - caramel and roasted malts are the only things I can pick out. A little sweet, and extremely boring.

As weak as the aroma is, this isn't a bad-tasting beer. The roasted malts provide notes of caramel and coffee, but surprisingly enough it is the dark fruit flavours that are grabbing my attention - mild acidity reminiscent of raisins comes through mid-sip. This sourness is soon overpowered by the modestly earthy finish, which leaves a 'lukewarm, sweetened coffee' flavour behind on the palate. My biggest gripe with this beer is the disappointing mouthfeel - it is light-bodied and quite watery, with fairly mild carbonation that accentuates these flaws. Other than that, it's drinkable enough, I suppose.

Final Grade: 3.04, a C+. Guinness Extra Stout has lived up to the anti-hype. Sessionable, but completely forgettable, this is an uninteresting stout that pales in comparison to virtually all craft/imported examples. It has more flavour than the nitrogenated draught can, which may very well scare off the uninitiated, and the overall flavour profile is unlikely to appeal to most BAs given its pedestrian qualities and annoying sweetness. I'll probably use the rest of these bottles in black-and-tan experiments, because I don't know if I have the patience to plow through the rest of them.

04-07-2014 03:51:09 | More by thehyperduck
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3/5  rDev -11%

04-06-2014 22:50:07 | More by Tim9m1r
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3.51/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from a stubby, brown 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint glass. A semi-aggressive pour produces a billowy stiff head that mushrooms over the top. This sticks around pretty well. After about 5 minutes, the head is reduced to about 1/2 to 3/4 inch but with chunks of froth clinging to the sides of the glass. The beer is a very dark brown and does not admit much if any light from a standard light bulb. I do see some ruddiness.

Lots of caramel aroma-flavors are detectable, along with some dark fruit, coffee and a hint of cherry, with a nutty and/or unsweetened cocoa bitterness in the aftertaste. I think I also detect a some mineral qualities (?) similar to some English beers- it just has that certain taste that I've noted in some British and Euro brews. It's lightly sweet and just a little bitter- less so than a typical stout. It has a full, satisfying mouthfeel despite the lighter than normal body.

I confess that I've not drank that much Guinness except for the regular stout in bottles and an occasional draft- this beer is actually quite common in my town because of the heavy Irish-American presence. This higher alcohol version is a bit thinner and much less creamy but still worthy of a try.

03-27-2014 02:54:31 | More by archyquaffer
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Guinness Extra Stout (Canada) from Guinness Ltd.
77 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.