Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original)Guinness Extra Stout (Original)

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BA SCORE
84
good

3,712 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,712
Reviews: 1,315
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 77
Gots: 684 | FT: 1
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Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000

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Ratings: 3,712 | Reviews: 1,315
Photo of Sabre311
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good after dinner beer. Smooth easy to drink.

Photo of Libeertarian
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown, nearly black, glistens with the faintest red when held up to the light. Seems somewhat opaque, but really hard to tell. Head retains amazingly well. It's big, thick, desert-brown, and uniformly bubbled save for the top where bubbles are incredibly fine and form big fluffy pillows of carbonation. Smells of roasted malts, pale malts, and esters with strong notes of bread and vanilla, and fainter of caramel. To the taste, there's weak coffee and nuttiness as well as alcohol spiciness throughout, followed by vanilla, molasses, and smoke — almost tobacco-like from the hops — in order of appearance. Sharp but not too strong, rindy, smoky, bitter finish. Pretty low carbonation, making for exceptional smoothness, albeit with a pronounced gulp on the swallow due to astringent nature of the brew. That's alright, but personally, I prefer a little more fizz in my beer. I'd call it medium-bodied. Overall, good, but far from my favorite member of the porter/stout family.

Photo of WolfDJ1
4.62/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is as good as warm bread with butter. The flavor just melts over your tongue. By far my favorite stout, and in my top five favorite beer list. The flavor is of roasted malts with coffee tinges that just overwhelm the senses. Very well put together with a slightly bitter finish that tapers off to leave a pleasant aftertaste. I had this out of the bottle but Guinness on tap is far better. If you are a fan of stouts and dark beer than this is for you.

Photo of Carrier4
4.36/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It tastes better than the original draught, but it does appeal to the more hardcore stout crew. However it does lose some of the cool pouring looks that Guinness is famous for. It comes out kind of flat looking but taste is excellent. very bitter

Photo of ralph-pine
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

An "extra stout" high-quality, full of complex flavors and a very good presence. Ideal for very special occasions. Not to drink abundantly, but to savor with patience.

Photo of JHubner73
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I finally had my first Guinness Extra Stout last night. After years of enjoying beer, and in the last couple of years have really become a fan of porters and stouts, I felt it was time to give it a shot.

It looked and poured into my glass rather nicely. Upon further inspection it seemed a little thin for a stout, but the taste was good. It's nearly as strong as some other stouts I've had, but I can see the appeal.

Overall, it's a fine stout. Others have improved on this old school beer, but I think I'd purchase Guinness again. It went down smooth.

Photo of theBIRD
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love this classic, wondering what ever happened to the cans with "widgets"

Photo of Pennd002
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This was my first venture into stouts and it switched me from an IPA man to porters and stouts. Not the best one, but a good one for sure. More filling than the draught, I think of it as an after meal type of drink when you don't want coffee. I recommend it for any stout fan.

Photo of erikkk
2/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Surprisingly laid-back stout. Leans a bit towards the chocolate end of the stout spectrum, but there is a little bit of a alcohol sting.

Photo of StoutHobbit
4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Looks incredibly dark, especially when you're used to Guinness Draught, light tan foam that's fine and velvety
S: Like rye bread and coffee
T: It tasted like bread. A damn good bread
F: Very thick, pleasant, a bit rich
O: A good stout, a real stout. Very good, not my go to stout, but very good.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled last night on 5/17/15 but had this a few times before. 12 ounce bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage "GUINNESS" pint glass.

Brew pours super close to a pitch black in color with a thick creamy 1+-finger foamy beige head that actually lasted a while. Lots of lacing is seen when sipped that stuck to the edges of the glass, from the first sip to the last. The aroma is of roasted grains/malts with a hint of coffee and dark fruit (plum?). Pretty much is said for the taste also with even a light hint of cocoa powder. Pretty smooth and better than the regular Guinness. Good flavor with just a mild bitter finish. This is a good sipping brew with lots of flavor. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation.

Photo of mlockman
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Much better than standard Guinness, but by no means the outstanding candidate of the style

Photo of Nickpd
4.65/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Was fantastic. Will update this when I can speak the language better. Thanks

Photo of Pete_IV
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bells and whistles here, I just think an excellent stand alone stout.

Photo of tumblingpenguin
2.46/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is a wannabe stout. ABV is low, flavor is weak, aroma is lacking. If it weren't for the color, I wouldn't believe it's a stout. I bought this only because there weren't any other stouts available at the time and I had never tried it so I figured I'd give it a chance. Next time, if this is the only stout available, I'll pass and go for a different style altogether.

Photo of baile208
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark color and malty aroma. Tastes of cream and chocolate with a grainy lace. Hints of dark fruit, like plum, and coffee.

Photo of spoony
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle to tulip (and snifter and pint...tasted multiple times). Reviewed from notes dated March 26, 2015.

A-The beer pours with dense mocha foam that leaves a surprising amount of lacing on the glass. It looks thin on the pour, and settles in the glass to a nearly-back color. Head retention is not bad.

S-The aroma is a nice enough mixture of roasted grains, coffee, some malt, mild lactic flavors and a bit of plum fruit. Not bad, actually.

T-The taste is more fruity than I recall with suggestions of plum and grape to go along with the cocoa, milk sugar, chocolate, and roasted flavors.

M-The body is light to medium in heft. The beer is a little sticky with a moderate amount of fine carbonation.

O-This beer won't be winning any awards from me, but it drinks well enough. Not a bad example of the style, actually.

Photo of drunkenmess
4.48/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Genuine gold baby. Loved this beer first time I drank it few years back. Finally decided to review it. One of the most exciting beers to pour n drink, for me. Pours ridiculously dark with an instant foamy head all thru the pour. Finishing with a thick darkend tan head. Ultimate thick lacing that stays. Smells of burnt sweet fruity nuttiness to me. Goes down smooth with a little bitter bite at the the end which fades as it warms. Tastes of faint dark fruit, roasted nuts or malts with a little burnt toast that fades. Finishes bitter but like I said it fades as it warms. Overall one of my favorites. Always will be. Cheers

Photo of sinodux
2.78/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This is the carbonated version of Guinness and is no where as good as the draft version or nitrogen tap.

Photo of bakkerman1
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Leinenkugel's snowdrift is better in my opinion. Oh yeah Buffalo sweat vanilla is good too.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Outstanding beer that I first drank in 1979 and have had many since. Consistent.

Photo of Good_Ale84
4.31/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

MUCH better than Guinness Draught!!!!

Photo of timontheroad
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown, almost black with a nice two finger fluffy tan head. Great retention and lacing. Plenty of dark roast malt smells, along with some slight sweet chocolatey/coffee notes. Taste was slightly bitter, but in a very good way. Lots of dark roast malt flavors and some light banana notes. Mouthfeel was pretty thin and almost watery. Overall, this was pretty tasty, but the mouthfeel seemed way out of place.

Photo of PeterD10
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Great beer. Great price. Plenty of body. Perfect for when you want a good old fashioned beer taste.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
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