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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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BA SCORE
77
okay

261 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wordemupg on 09-05-2009)
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3.09/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Better than the American standard for Guinness

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.4/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Not as good as the British/Nigerian extra stouts.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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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.

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3.11/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured in pint glass.
Appearance: Deep ruby colour, almost black. 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. Very slight astringency in the aftertaste.
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.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Canada) from Guinness Ltd.
77 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.