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Guinness Extra Stout (Germany) - Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Germany)Guinness Extra Stout (Germany)

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BA SCORE
81
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29 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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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soupieman

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

01-01-2013 02:27:16 | More by soupieman
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scruffy1


3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-24-2012 20:28:45 | More by scruffy1
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-03-2013 05:54:41 | More by ygtbsm94
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.3%

10-21-2012 01:32:40 | More by Rekrule
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-18-2014 00:48:34 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Intrinsic

Germany

3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 17:01:12 | More by Intrinsic
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moochmonster

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-19-2014 23:40:31 | More by moochmonster
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scottypinthemix


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-13-2012 14:58:46 | More by scottypinthemix
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kojevergas

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Acquired in the Bier Specialty (laden) shoppe in Berlin, Germany. Bottle poured into Guinness pint glass ('borrowed' from the King's Head pub in Galway, Ireland) in Berlin, at me friend's gaff. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a five finger head with an impressive upward bubble show that lasts about twenty seconds. Lovely brilliant cream lacing and wonderful perfect thickness for a stout. Soft and velvety appearance. Retention is incredible as always; the bottle didn't have a nitro-widget and doesn't need one. Dark ruby-black colour. Highly appealing.

Sm: Where to start? Cream, coffee, toffee, chocolate, roasted (and thankfully unmalted) barley, caramel, and assorted nutty hop hints. Brilliantly complex and appealing, but not overbearing. Relatively light strength.

T: The notes from the nose culminate in the body, building to the climax (do beer reviews ever sound sexualized...?) Yet the notes are more restrained than the Extra Stout in Ireland. They're muted, draining the flavour from the hops. The best way I can think to describe it is that the Guinness is "dunkelized" for the German consumers. The coffee does come through on the finish, but even the roasted barley is shockingly held back. It's still balanced and built well, but it's not the Guinness I've enjoyed for nine straight months living in Ireland; that much I'm sure of (and yes, I'm comparing the extra stout to the extra stout, not the draught to the extra stout or the foreign extra to the extra stout. I know what I'm doing here, thanks).

Mf: Shockingly wet and smooth for a stout, let alone a Guinness. There's a touch of coarseness on the climax, but otherwise it's deprived of the most essential characteristics of an Irish dry stout. There it is in the title: "dry" stout. Inconceivable.

Dr: Almost merits reclassification as a dunkel. They gutted this for the German market. The chocolate and cream are nice, as is the beer, but it just isn't the Guinness quality I expect. Very affordable in Berlin for an import (around two euro, making it cheaper than Guinness in Ireland).

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 14:19:26 | More by kojevergas
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tmzl

Slovenia

3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 21:46:53 | More by tmzl
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-30-2013 20:00:11 | More by Ciocanelu
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Sparger

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-16-2012 23:53:04 | More by Sparger
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-13-2013 01:59:35 | More by ZachKelly
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rredshift

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-11-2014 15:05:02 | More by rredshift
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clarknova

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-29-2013 15:26:15 | More by clarknova
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-29-2013 21:57:36 | More by BillRoth
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Twpsyn

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-10-2014 23:00:25 | More by Twpsyn
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-16-2014 10:57:50 | More by Fettpopps
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RuudJH

Netherlands

3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Guinness Extra Stout, bought in Germany, clocks 4.1% abv.

Looks like Guinness: very dark brown. Head is fluffy, lacing is good.
Smell is rather fresh. Malts, roasted coffee and nuts. Also a bit fruity, and hops as well.

Equal taste, but sweeter than other Guinness.

Mouthfeel is rather thin. It's got good carbonation.
Very easy drinkable in sessions, on warmer days. Alcohol is easy.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 13:34:08 | More by RuudJH
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GregaR


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-21-2014 12:46:47 | More by GregaR
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Dbr

Germany

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-01-2014 20:17:45 | More by Dbr
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cervezango

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

my extra stout thy lovely bitterness enraptures my tongue. its pure bittersweet, in stinging harmony with my senses.
I'd have three more to assist in denying your perfect irony, but since i only have the sole, i will meditate on it while it lasts...

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 00:39:52 | More by cervezango
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 21:10:57 | More by rale
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dmk91

Virginia

4/5  rDev +13%

12-31-2012 04:52:49 | More by dmk91
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KuehneBe

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13%

12-18-2011 04:45:13 | More by KuehneBe
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Guinness Extra Stout (Germany) from Guinness Ltd.
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