Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.
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4.19/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
For my money, this is the beer to buy when confronted by a wall of mass.
Not the nitro, this one. It's a great session dry stout equal to any.
A: The thick head mounds and holds a convex shape above my glass, and the slowly descends into the man face on the moon, which becomes the bat face on the moon. Rich, thick, lacy.
Pours a tight, stiff, massive head from the bottom up; great retention w sheets of lace.
Smell: Stiff smell too, of roasted malt with pier woody, urban river, (the Liffey?) charcoal, coffee and a bit of dark fruit.
Taste: Follows the smell, with charcoal dominent: Roasty malts, with coffee and dark fruit then a modest bitter from grassy hops and a stiff, tangy sour note that adds complexity; the finish is long, woody, dry and roasty.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low carbonation. Chewy, good with food and in black & Tans in a good way.
Overall: Extra Stout is brewed in Canada for US distribution. It's superior to any other low alcohol dry stout that I have found.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2014 01:37:26 | More by Act25
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