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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

3,063 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,063
Reviews: 1,219
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 42
Gots: 200 | 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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Groomsy

Kentucky

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Also a St. Patty's Day beer. 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Review taken from shorthand notes.

Appearance: Jet black body with hints of ruby red when held to the light. The body is tapped by a respectable two-finger head of thick tan foam that sticks around for a while and leaves dangling chunks of lacing in its wake. Very attractive looking beer.

Smell: Smells mostly good. Whiffs of black coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malt hit the nose at first, followed by some floral hops and a weird tinge of funky yeast and a slightly metallic bit. Were it not for the slight sourness on the end, this would easily be a 4 or 5. This smells like a pretty typical stout, though.

Taste: The front of the palate is hit with a hearty dose of roasted malt which then give way to melded flavors of black coffee and dark chocolate, all leading up to a funky, sour bite of floral hops and yeast on the back of the palate. This was kind of weird at first, especially with the finish, but it grows on you after a while. A very solid Irish stout, and aside from that weird finish, this is enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Big dry finish on this one (I guess that's why it called a Dry Stout?) and a full, robust mouthfeel. This is more carbonated compared to the Draught version, so the kick of carbonation enhances the flavors of the beer as it passes down the palate. Thick, almost chewy body.

Overall: Much better than the Draught version, but it still took me a while to get used to that sour, dry finish. Otherwise, a very enjoyable beer. This is the real Guinness, in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 14:06:30 | More by Groomsy
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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,063 ratings.