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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

3,059 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,059
Reviews: 1,219
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 41
Gots: 196 | 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)
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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
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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,059 ratings.