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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: 271
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: wordemupg on 09-05-2009

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Ratings: 271 | Reviews: 92
Photo of xNoQuarterX
3.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Guinness pub glass

A: Pours deep brown with a slight ruby hue, and a creamy mocha brown head that hangs around for a while and laces properly well.

S: Roasted malt, dark fruit, a little coffee, and a light diacetyl buttery and butterscotch note.

T: Roasted malt, strong black coffee, hints of bittersweet chocolate, burnt toast, dark fruit, a bit earthy, light buttery diacetyl notes, and a slightly metallic kinda tart twang on the finish.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I appreciate that it is thicker and has a bit more flavor than regular Guinness, but I wish some of the off flavors weren't there. I can do a pint or two once a year, but not much beyond that. Hopefully it's better on tap.

Photo of tikk
2.76/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of pianoguy
3.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Imported... from Canada ??!! When did they start doing this ? Wouldn't have known if I hadn't looked at the fine print on the back label.

Pours more like a Guinness on tap or one of those Guinness Draught cans then an actual Guinness Extra Stout bottle. Black cola body with a 1 one beige head .Slight lacing

The familiar Guinness smell, Lots of malt !

Tastes has all the familiar complexities of a Guinness extra stout right down to the slightly bitter finish

Feel is just a little off

Overall it wasn't bad. It had many Guinness extra stout qualities like taste and smell with a little more carbonation . But this wasn't like the bottles of extra stout I had 20 years ago...

Photo of nodder
3.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IanSpindler
3.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Verbascumthapsus
3.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Simple and plain, but very drinkable stout. I've actually got to the point where the draught guinness tastes too creamy for me and now this is the one that I turn to when I want a good old guinnness. Sure it doesn't have the complexity of the american stouts, but it tastes great and that's all that really matters. One glaring flaw of this guy however is the mouthfeel, which is rather watery even compared to the draught (guinness lite) brother.

Photo of misternebbie
2.96/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jaisell
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atypicalmaverick
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elglueckert
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ChadwickHines
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Better than the American standard for Guinness

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of jsh420
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of TFMyriad
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Socialiste
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jjt49
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Cybr
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Not as good as the British/Nigerian extra stouts.

Photo of crog7
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mfnmbvp
2.93/5  rDev -12.8%

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.

Photo of 5redbaron
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ReadingRambler
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Guinness Extra Stout (Canada) from Guinness Ltd.
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