1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.

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

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

3,029 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,029
Reviews: 1,218
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 38
Gots: 184 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: guinness33 on 11-12-2000)
View: Beers (26) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 3,029 | Reviews: 1,218 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Caj1:
Photo of Caj1
Caj1

Texas

4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz. bomber into my favorite pint glass, it's the classic Guinness: huge foamy creamy brown head and the traditional obsidian-ruby.

Smell is good, roasted barley and malty smells predominate, caramel, butterscotch, and some burnt biscuit, very appetizing, I want to drink this now.

Taste is more complex than I remember it being, it's got more butterscotch flavor and some toast, not overcomplicated at all, with a very nice smoothness, a little bit of burn from the carbonation. The tiniest hint of hops is present, but it doesn't make itself known until it's warmed up a little bit in the mouth and then a little bit after swallowing the beer and letting the flavor sit on the tongue. Aftertaste is sweeter and more like caramel, the hops oils make themselves more prominent on the back of the tongue as well. Mouthfeel is good, heavy and smooth.

Ah, Guinness... sometimes it's good to go back to something you knew well. It's everything a stout should be, and there's a reason it's so ubiquitous. Cheers to good health and good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 07:42:20 | More by Caj1
More User Reviews:
Photo of lakersfan16
lakersfan16

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-13-2014 04:18:43 | More by lakersfan16
Photo of Kerne
Kerne

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-12-2014 23:20:07 | More by Kerne
Photo of paulboaz
paulboaz


3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-12-2014 21:57:58 | More by paulboaz
Photo of the_encinitan
the_encinitan

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-12-2014 16:14:13 | More by the_encinitan
Photo of MeganandDana
MeganandDana

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-12-2014 00:43:46 | More by MeganandDana
Photo of bridges2l82
bridges2l82

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-11-2014 23:55:02 | More by bridges2l82
Photo of Doomclaw
Doomclaw

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.9%

07-11-2014 23:53:28 | More by Doomclaw
Photo of ChaseCromwell
ChaseCromwell

Germany

5/5  rDev +35.1%

07-11-2014 17:56:06 | More by ChaseCromwell
Photo of Imacul8drm
Imacul8drm

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-11-2014 03:58:20 | More by Imacul8drm
Photo of FIN
FIN

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

07-11-2014 01:22:29 | More by FIN
Photo of orion320
orion320

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-10-2014 03:24:21 | More by orion320
Photo of REAL_Harrison
REAL_Harrison

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-09-2014 22:46:24 | More by REAL_Harrison
Photo of flynn1648
flynn1648

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-09-2014 21:04:54 | More by flynn1648
Photo of Alex-Alkis
Alex-Alkis

Sweden

4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A proper Guinness is never wrong at any given moment, and the bottled version of this I got on my local pub was very good.

I think that this is a bit tastier than the regular Guinness Draught 4,2 ABV. But still I would very much like to try this on tap and not in a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 19:40:26 | More by Alex-Alkis
Photo of psmanfred
psmanfred

Maryland

5/5  rDev +35.1%

07-09-2014 13:52:52 | More by psmanfred
Photo of wesley777
wesley777

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-09-2014 03:43:16 | More by wesley777
Photo of spham
spham

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-08-2014 15:16:06 | More by spham
Photo of Cheld
Cheld

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-08-2014 00:50:00 | More by Cheld
Photo of Wessel
Wessel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-07-2014 19:35:07 | More by Wessel
Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
MaltLickyWithTheCandy

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-07-2014 01:52:50 | More by MaltLickyWithTheCandy
Photo of Tok
Tok

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-06-2014 23:41:21 | More by Tok
Photo of zachrotc
zachrotc

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-06-2014 12:47:07 | More by zachrotc
Photo of Fantasy_Draught
Fantasy_Draught

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-06-2014 03:09:02 | More by Fantasy_Draught
Photo of theTRS
theTRS


5/5  rDev +35.1%

07-06-2014 02:48:05 | More by theTRS
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,029 ratings.