Guinness Extra Stout (Canada) - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by DUBinMIA:
3.75/5 rDev +11.6%
poured from a bottle into a pub glass. decent 1 in. head with foam. Dark black color
smell is of roasted malt and coffee. light piney hop notes.
taste is robust malt with some bitter coffee and chocolate flavors. with a pinch of bittering hops towards the end.
decent mouth feel... could be heavier bodied for a stout.
Overall it is a good beer ... especially for being mass produced.
08-24-2011 13:27:29 | More by DUBinMIA
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3/5 rDev -10.7%
It's an average stout with a cool looking bottle. It's black. It has tan bubbles.
It is malty. A fine sweet almost grapey malty...
I wish for some hops.
It's drinkable. And it sure impresses the chicks. I have to explain to them that's like Budweiser...pretty darn average...don't expect a great beer. Expect a good one...well I'm alright with saying that...
11-12-2011 15:35:50 | More by CamuMahubah
2.78/5 rDev -17.3%
341ml bottle at the newish beer bar on Whyte Ave, aptly named the Pourhouse. I don't know what to think about this being listed under the "Ireland" section of a local beer bar, what with the "Made in Canada" label on the neck of the bottle.
This beer pours a clear, very dark brown colour, with fairly striking (in a negative sense) reddish highlights when the sun from the street quickly and readily backlights it, with one finger of weakly foamy, and mostly bubbly beige head, which leaves some sparse, disjointed specks of lace around the glass in its lingering wake.
It smells of mildly roasted grain, a sour corn syrup astringency, flat, chalky cocoa notes, a tart, stale apple fruitiness, and some strange earthy yeastiness. The taste is sour roasted caramel malt, a bit of dry chocolate, bitter week-old coffee, and some mild leafy, weedy hops.
The carbonation is moderate, and tacky at certain points, the body on the light side of medium weight, and quite edgy for any sort of um, 'stout', which precludes the normal spouting off about 'creamy', and 'smooth', at the very least. It finishes weirdly tart, what with the grain and the fruit both still leaning heavily thataway.
I have to wonder if this is what the real Extra Stout really tastes like. Being licensed by Labatt to be brewed in Canada does not fill me with any amount of certainty, or hope. Expectations and now preconceptions aside, this was indeed a chore to finish.
09-19-2010 00:23:47 | More by biboergosum
3.45/5 rDev +2.7%
Close to opaque but not pitch black. It really seems to be a very dark brown, that sort of brown that is so dark it looks black. The light creates highlights in the beer at the edges of my glass, making it's brown hue more visible. It's frothy cappucino head is plentiful and long lasting, and thickly coats the walls of my pint glass. I actually think this looks better than the nitro Guinness Draught. Mild roasty aroma smells of coffee. Tastes of black coffee with a pleasing, tangy, slightly fruity acidity. Finishes with a lingering light charred bitterness.
It doesn't feel as smooth as the Draught, but I think this has a bit more body to it. The smoothness provided by the nitro dispense can make it feel a bit weightier than it is, but I've always found the Draught very thin. This isn't heavy either, but it's also not as thin. It's definately not watery. I think this would work pretty well as a session stout. It's not great, but it works.
03-21-2013 19:22:46 | More by mintjellie
3.53/5 rDev +5.1%
I was expecting really more from this beer. It pours a dark, very dark chocolate color. head is minimum with almost no retention. It has a toasted coffee smell. little bit of chocolate also.
It has a bitter taste, with a remarkable presence of hops. Not my favorite flavor for a beer.
04-24-2012 18:20:14 | More by stan66
3.05/5 rDev -9.2%
Nice pitch black liquid with some cream on top like it always has...
Some soft cocoa puffs and roasted malts in the nose
Very mild cereal, a tad sweet cocoa and a hint of bitter hops on the back of the tongue
Light medium body, with some burning carbonation
Overall its alright. As an american man with 3 Irish grandparents I wish our biggest beer from the Isle was a wopper of flavor but in the name of capitalism it sure aint what I hope it used to be
08-05-2011 02:57:29 | More by JoeAmerican77
2.83/5 rDev -15.8%
The big bottles of this are cheap at the grocery store. Sometimes it's OK to drink one in the garage after work before going inside.
A: Always drunk right out of the bottle. The bottle is Guinness! So of course it looks cool!!
S: Less smell than from the smaller bottles. Still, it has a smell. Not bad. Not great.
T: About what you'd expect. Several cuts above the mass produced American beers. Classic Guinness Stout taste.
MF: Feels good. Like you are drinking a beer and not merely watered down alcohol.
Overall: Recommended when your short of time.
12-07-2011 21:44:32 | More by eye2
3.1/5 rDev -7.7%
A beautiful appearance, two thick fingers of creamy light coco head with spectacular lacing coating the glass. It is deep brown near black.
Smell is molasses and burnt malt.
Taste follows the nose with wood and smoked meat.
I can't believe I considered this a full bodied brew in my youth, in reality in it is relatively light bodied and a little watery with little carbonation. Dry and somewhat bitter, it is still an easy drinking brew and sessionable.
Worth a go in a pinch it is almost worth grabbing just to admire its aesthetic qualities.
12-10-2011 01:39:13 | More by Stocean1
4.18/5 rDev +24.4%
Guiness extra stout for NA market is brewed just across the border in New Brunswick-- assuming the Moosehead brewery is the NA contractor. I buy one or two bombers/monthly even though the craft stout market is strong here. The appearance is dark color with a large head that pillows. clumps and laces. Smell is of dark roasted malt and hops. Taste is of the heavy roast malts, dark coffee/chocolate undertones and hops. Mouthfeel is medium and crisper than some. Overall I still very much appreciate a guinness extra stout even though it is "macro" for practical purposes. The fact it is brewed just up the way makes me think the stock is a bit fresher here.
04-02-2012 17:18:01 | More by adjunctjonez
Guinness Extra Stout (Canada) from Guinness Ltd.
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