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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: 254
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Hylianpirate, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of AGoodStout
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

AGoodStout, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of terence
2/5  rDev -40.7%

terence, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of tbeer40
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

tbeer40, May 04, 2012
Photo of stan66
3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

stan66, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of DirtyPenny
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a dimpled Guinness Extra Stout mug, appropriately enough.

A: Poured black with about an inch of rolling brown head, the foam of which clung to the glass as it disappeared, leaving a ring around the edges and a thin film on top as the beer disappeared (stolen by goblins? We may never know).

S: Wet and tinny. No real scent to speak of, which was a bit of a disappointment.

T: Roasty charcoal notes and a bitter carbon char finish. Pretty basic.

M: Rich for a medium-bodied brew, with a dry, crisp finish.

O: Only so much you can say about a classic. Sure, it's macro by BA standards, but I think it holds up in its category better than most mass-produced pilsnery lager beers do in theirs.

DirtyPenny, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of Nathanhlind
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Nathanhlind, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of GMan
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

GMan, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of chucksim
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

chucksim, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Beer4Baltimore, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of FullClip
4/5  rDev +18.7%

FullClip, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of adjunctjonez
4.18/5  rDev +24%
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.

adjunctjonez, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear super dark brown with a 1/2 inch foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form randomly around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark malt and some slight roast and fruity aromas. Taste is of roasted malt, burnt sugar, and some fruity flavors. There is a somewhat assertive roasty bitterness that lingers on the palate long after each sip. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average stout that is really roasty and bitter. Nothing I would go for again.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of Flitterwing
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Flitterwing, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of aorloski
2.95/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours a very nice deep dark black, looks a little thin, head is fairly light khaki

S- smells terrible actually, no roastiness or anything just all funk/oxidation

T- just average, a very thin watered down stout. a little bit of malts nothing at all sticking out

M - moderately creamy

Overall - This beer is just boring, not much going on, bought on a whim because i was in the mood for a stout and the store i was in had a very slim selection.

aorloski, Mar 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of GordonofSeattle
2.65/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Compared to Guinness on tap in Ireland this beer is very, very disappointing. Perhaps back in the days before craft beers took off, this was a great alternative to the big U.S. breweries. No days it really doesn't stand up to the amazing stock of microbrew stouts available. That said, sometimes a pint of Guinness just hits the spot.

Favorite beers (for comparison, after all taste preferences are subjective): Elysian's Daedalus Irish Stout, Rogue's Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Allagash's White Ale, New Belgium's 1554, Full Sail's Wassail, etc. Beers I don't like: IPAs (with few exceptions)

GordonofSeattle, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
2.3/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

A. The same dark brown color as usual, but only has a loose-bubbled finger of light cream-colored foam for a head, and no lacing at all.

S,T. Mildly toasted and sweet bready malts and a whisper of chocolate aroma/flavor... Not as strong as I've come to expect from well-made stouts... Severely lacking in charred or black coffee character. And this is supposed to be the "Extra" version??? Not enough bittering in the finish, either.

M. Lighter body with highly active carbonation. Unusually 'crisp' texture for a stout because of this, and I'm not certain that the high levels of fizziness match up well with the flavor profile.

WastingFreetime, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-dark brown with a thin tan head

S-a bit of robust malts. smells bitter and smells as if it has a fairly high abv.

T-comes in with a decently dark and bitter taste of roasted malts. a good taste with a faint after-taste of licorice. its an okay taste. it seems to change a lot. sometimes i get more of a roasted malts after-taste.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a dry finish

O-definitely a decent drinking stout. of course its not something i'd go to over many other easily obtainable stouts. the tastes are clean though, and if i'm stuck drinking this, i'll be okay with it!

AdamBear, Mar 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

PopGun, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of phishsihq
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Guinness Extra Stout pours a very dark brown, with some ruby near the edges. A one and a half-inch head of a light tannish head caps the brew, leaving a moderate lace throughout. As expected, rich roasted malt aromas dominate, with hints of chocolate and coffee, just hints. This brew was much sweeter then expected. As you may have noticed, Stouts do not get their fair share of ratings on our page, yet whenever we do get the chance to share them with you, we are always pleasantly surprised. Extra stout brings flavors of rich coffee, chocolate, sweet and smoky malt, and slight hop bitterness to the pallet. Lighter in carbonation, the brew features an amazingly smooth mouthfeel, and is medium-high in body. Sip and enjoy the flavors and history of this World-famous brew!

phishsihq, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of conradh
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

conradh, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of jk3
4/5  rDev +18.7%

jk3, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Zachtheporter
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Zachtheporter, Mar 02, 2012
Guinness Extra Stout (Canada) from Guinness Ltd.
77 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.