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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: 266
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | 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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4.36/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Reddish Black with creamy two finger head.

Smell: chocolate malt, and some roasted malt with a end note of hops

Taste: Smooth, malty, Chocolate malt, Little black satin malt. When chewed the hops come out alot more. Finishes with a note of coffee.

Mouthfeel: clean and smooth

Overall: Easy drinker, Even my wife likes it. I could drink a bomber of it easy.

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.33/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass, pours a dark orange brown with a huge creamy tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: smell of bitter hops, burnt toasted malt, coffee, floral bready quality

T: bitter hops up front that fades to dark roasted burnt malt, finish is dry and quite choppy with flavors of coffee

M: fuller bodied with a dry quality, less creamy than regular Guinness, stronger aftertaste

O: Guinness Draught's more robust heavier brother, it has more hop flavor and more alcohol content, flavors are similar but the texture is much different

Photo of nofalltoofar
4.29/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 24 oz (or so) bottle into glass.

A: Great head. Screw the nitro tap, this pours fine as it is. Deep black body with off-white foam riding high on the glass.

S: Dark chocolate and caramel, slightly sweet aroma

T: A little bite and bitterness, trace hop presence although little or no flowery tones. Sweet, caramel and chocolate notes

M: Thick, slightly carbonated, a little bit of clinging to the tongue. It's oily in a positive way like a good stout should be.

I enjoyed it. I got a larger bottle for $3. It had two glasses worth in it. This is certainly best enjoyed in winter and in traditional Irish weather where it's never what we in North America consider "warm." It sticks to your insides and builds a fire there. It's a safe bet for a nice stout. I don't like it nearly as much as Magic Hat Heart of Darkness, but it's a solid bet if you want a nice dark beer that clings to your ribs.

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4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

Photo of mustang70
4.23/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass

A. poured a frothy 2 finger head that stays throughout. spotty lacing that sticks to the glass well. pitch black I can see my reflection in the glass.

S. roasted malts, roasted nuts and toasted bread. very inviting. makes ne want to drink it right away.

T. slightly sweet at the front. roasted malts, toasted bread. bitter hops towards the end. easy to drink.

M. chewy, slight carbonation gives a crisp feel.

O. I enjoyed drinking this beer. not as good as the foreign/extra stout, but still worth the price. would def buy again.

Photo of BeerDocT
4.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the first stout I ever had the privilege of tasting. Purchased illegally at Stan's Beverage in Asheville, NC, this was -to the 19 year old me-- the nectar of the gods. I had no idea that this brew might have been "counter to the style," all I cared about was that it was good beer. You know what? All these years later, that's still all I care about.

Poured into a chilled, wide-mouthed glass.

-Appearance 4.0: Poured out as a dark brown stream that filled the glass and quickly became jet black. A small, tan head appeared after pouring and quickly dissipated. No visible carbonation visible in the inky blackness.

-Smell 4.0: Beautiful bouquet. Toasted grains, chocolate, coffee, this is what a stout should smell like! Also, there's an almost indefinable "something" in this smell. Mouthwatering.

-Taste 4.5: Toasted grains, big barley and hop tastes and lots and lots of sweet smokiness and chocolate. There is a lot of depth of flavor to this beer, but it fades away quickly after swallowing, which is somewhat unique. Swallowing leads into a delicious, bitter aftertaste which is a real thirst-quencher. I also taste more toasted grains in the aftertaste. So good.

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Good mouthfeel with an excellent amount of carbonation and "juiciness." This is not a beer to grab after working outside, this is one to be savored and the first drink you get of it, you will understand that. Delicious aftertaste lasts for a long time.

-Overall 4.0: The word "reliable" is what first comes to mind. I've tasted stouts better than this, but this is the old reliable. Come to think of it, I like this word better than "reliable": "the standard." To me, Canadian Guinness is the benchmark by which all other stouts are measured.

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4.17/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured from a bottle into a regular glass.

I was actually pleasantly suprised by this beer. My wife bought it for me, after urging me to try Guinness stuff. I'd tried their regular Supermarket stuff, and wasn't particularly impressed. But this stuff had a pretty good taste about it. There's definately a hint a chocolate in there, which is a big thing for me when drinking a beer, especially a stout. The rest of the taste just seems like dark roasted malts. So a pretty simple, but a very drinkable beer. If you like something complex or unique, I don't think this will do it for you. Not terribly expensive, and an alright session brew, so if you like dark beers, give it a shot. Not the best beer I've tasted by any stretch, but certainly not the worst.

Photo of adjunctjonez
4.15/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Canada) from Guinness Ltd.
77 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.