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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: 244
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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%

04-07-2012 20:50:41 | More by Beer4Baltimore
Photo of FullClip


4/5  rDev +18.7%

04-03-2012 21:39:02 | More by FullClip
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 17:18:01 | More by adjunctjonez
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 05:45:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

03-29-2012 03:55:40 | More by Flitterwing
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 19:31:20 | More by aorloski
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

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03-27-2012 22:48:49 | More by
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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)

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 02:13:34 | More by GordonofSeattle
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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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 22:39:20 | More by WastingFreetime
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 20:04:30 | More by AdamBear
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

03-19-2012 16:35:51 | More by PopGun
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 01:58:52 | More by phishsihq
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-18-2012 01:42:48 | More by conradh
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New York

4/5  rDev +18.7%

03-03-2012 13:13:41 | More by jk3
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-02-2012 04:15:09 | More by Zachtheporter
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3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good brew! This one apparently was brewed in Canada. Its has really nice smell with a sweet malt with light hop finish on the nose. The taste little less impressive but its super smooth and very easy to drink to be an extra stout. I would recommend trying one out if you have a need for some Caramel style Malts!

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 22:00:56 | More by kdawg105
Photo of IrishGermanAmerican


4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

02-24-2012 22:46:22 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

02-22-2012 02:55:17 | More by scootercrabb
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3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- An aggressive pour into a 16oz pint glass. Dark brown with ruby highlights and a chunky almost 3 finger head. Tan with exceptional lacing down the sides of the glass.

S- Some sweet roast malt and hops, almost has like an almond syrup flavor. Hints of chocolate, cream and I'm picking up some alcohol. Kind of a lack luster smell though, nothing big and overwhelming.

T- some smokey nutty caramel, and plenty of malt. Just a touch of hop bitterness. Bready and sweet.

M- Fairly mild for an "extra stout" beer. Actually comes accross as thin in my opinion. could use some more body to it.

O- The flavors are ok with this but it is clearly not in the running for worlds greatest stout. Comes accross as just a middle of the rood stout. Could use more body and some bigger smells and flavors. Still a good everyday beer to keep around.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 18:45:44 | More by stckhndlr
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

02-18-2012 03:25:30 | More by Onioncreek512
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-09-2012 01:18:09 | More by gregu2
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-07-2012 02:25:56 | More by BrewCaveDweller
Photo of Dave1999

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off this bottle was brewed in Canada not Ireland.

It poured very dark brown with a big white fluffy head and left a lot of lacing.

The smell wasn't too strong had an aroma of caramel and burned malts.

Tasted very malty, quite sweet pretty good really.

Was very smooth with very little carbonation a creamy texture.

Overall I'm not really a big Guinness fan but I liked this. I would buy it again but am looking to try the foreign version next.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 16:36:09 | More by Dave1999
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

02-06-2012 02:13:18 | More by tstiles
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-05-2012 18:48:50 | More by hotsudge
Guinness Extra Stout (Canada) from Guinness Ltd.
77 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.