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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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77
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244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Ireland

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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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11%

03-13-2013 23:06:13 | More by TheZzyzxScarecrow
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ThomasT

Alberta (Canada)

3.11/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 08:17:26 | More by ThomasT
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Gunnar12


3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-15-2014 07:04:38 | More by Gunnar12
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nofunyons

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-12-2014 23:16:36 | More by nofunyons
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Jbowmann


4/5  rDev +18.7%

06-29-2014 16:09:44 | More by Jbowmann
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-17-2014 21:43:31 | More by DoubleMalt
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WeizenMike

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-14-2014 21:14:13 | More by WeizenMike
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11%

06-14-2014 21:04:09 | More by DaPan
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TheBeerbarian

California

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

06-11-2014 07:12:40 | More by TheBeerbarian
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bigroc75

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-26-2014 13:11:41 | More by Latarnik
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Magibeg

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11%

05-17-2014 21:20:50 | More by Magibeg
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pagardner

Virginia

4/5  rDev +18.7%

05-06-2014 00:25:04 | More by pagardner
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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-10-2014 23:13:03 | More by hunterjames
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Ryman777

Maine

4/5  rDev +18.7%

04-07-2014 03:52:03 | More by Ryman777
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.04/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 03:51:09 | More by thehyperduck
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Tim9m1r

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

04-06-2014 22:50:07 | More by Tim9m1r
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 02:54:31 | More by archyquaffer
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russwilliam

New York

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

03-19-2014 02:26:36 | More by russwilliam
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deansellers

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

03-19-2014 01:00:32 | More by deansellers
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Ljoreilly

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-18-2014 01:35:58 | More by Ljoreilly
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-18-2014 01:07:39 | More by Sonofalime
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WesMantooth

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-17-2014 23:09:46 | More by WesMantooth
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DagenhamDavis

New York

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Review from notes. Decided to try this one alongside the classic Draught version. Comes in stubby bottles which is kind of cool. Poured into a pint glass with vigor, producing a pillowy foamy head that is tan in color. Similar in color to Draught, but with even less red when held up to the light.

Has more of an intense, molasses type smell than expected. Which I don't like. The taste is stale and dusty molasses and malts, with the same thing as an aftertaste. Rich, chololatey, but little else.

Feels much fizzier than Draught, which is weird. In fact, this is fizzier than most stouts I've had.

Overall, I didn't really care for this. To tell all, it's not a style I care for. But this still leaves something to be desired for.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 02:17:58 | More by DagenhamDavis
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Guinness Extra Stout (Canada) from Guinness Ltd.
77 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.