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Guinness Extra Stout (Germany) - Guinness Ltd.

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

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BA SCORE
81
good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RuudJH on 08-06-2010)
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Wrex68, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

samEBC, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

GregaR, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

rredshift, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of Intrinsic
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Guinness out of a bottle doesn't look that great. Off-white head, opaque dark red. Pretty good retention though. The smell contains hints of chocolate and caramel, with some cereal grains thrown in. Tastes a little metallic, relatively bitter, and much less in-your-face malts than you would expect from a beer this dark. Also has a very light mouthfeel, slightly oily. Overall it's not really something I'd actively search out in the future.

Intrinsic, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Darkerdabetter, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Twpsyn, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of tmzl
3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Light pour with big, puffy, thick (small bubbles), gorgeous, mocha head. Has nice, slow retention. Creamy, thick layer stays on top, leaves lots of random sticky lacing. Clear dark brown with red amber hue.

Smell: Fresh, lightly roasted, chocolate, grainy (cereal). Also some oatmeal, a bit dusty and mineral. Good malt base with herbal hops to complete it.

Taste: Stars with light roast (with some milk chocolate) sweetness that goes into light roast to coffee bitterness with hints of herbal hops. Despite being light, the bitterness is a bit exaggerated compared to overall taste, which is watered down compared to the smell. Some of the richness from malt is lost here. Also some light acidity with mineral character, which makes it fresher and easier to drink.

Mouthfeel: Light, relatively crisp carbonation for a stout, still light creamy feeling. Dry finish.

Overall: Smell promises more, but the taste is a bit watered down and doesn't deliver. It's ok, easy to drink with some roasted malt character and there are times, when you need exactly this.

tmzl, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Dbr, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

moochmonster, Jan 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

TrickkyGangsta, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Saksis, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

BillRoth, Nov 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

ygtbsm94, Jul 03, 2013
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Ciocanelu, Jan 30, 2013
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ZachKelly, Jan 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

soupieman, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

dmk91, Dec 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

scottypinthemix, Nov 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Rekrule, Oct 21, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really love this beer. This version has quite low percentage of alcohol and it's very aromatic and easy to drink. Dark almost black color and moderate smell. Has a nice creamy head with good retention. Taste is a melange of coffee, toffee roast cereals, very complex and enjoyable. I would recommend it over Guinness Draft.

rale, Oct 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

j_eastwood1, Jun 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

scruffy1, Jun 24, 2012
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Guinness Extra Stout (Germany) from Guinness Ltd.
81 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.