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Guinness Extra Stout (Canada) - Guinness Ltd.

Not Rated.
Guinness Extra Stout (Canada)Guinness Extra Stout (Canada)

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97 Reviews
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Reviews: 97
Hads: 284
Avg: 3.32
pDev: 26.81%
Wants: 4
Gots: 31 | 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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Reviews by metter98:
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3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is close to being near black in color and has amber visible at the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a bright light along with some slight hints of carbonation. It poured with a three quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a good amount of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of dark malts in the nose along with some hints of roasted malts. The smell becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but has a little more roasted malts along with slight hints of toasted malts and sweet malt extracts. Minimal bitterness is present.
M: It feels a little shy of medium-bodied and somewhat airy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish leaves a bit of dryness in your mouth.
O: This beer goes down quite easily and can be considered sessionable. I wouldn’t have a problem drinking a few of these in one sitting.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ChadwickHines
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Better than the American standard for Guinness

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of ahugenerd
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of djcreepshow
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Auraan
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of CamuMahubah
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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...

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Photo of PopGun
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of biboergosum
2.78/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of mintjellie
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of stan66
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of dankabier1
3.87/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of jjt49
3.4/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.06/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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Photo of Danflurry
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of beer64nut
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of tstiles
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Photoglaugher
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of leinie13
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of eye2
2.79/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Skwisgaar
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of hmontague
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Guinness Extra Stout (Canada) from Guinness Ltd.
77 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.