Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.
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3.7/5 rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Just wanted to put down some notes on this one because I can never remember how it tastes. I guess that is because the taste is somewhat muddled. There is naturally a base of deeply roasted malt with a punchy coffee character that co-exists less than harmoniously with an odd fruitiness that somehow rides through on the metallic finsh. I liken it to the fruit character I find in some lagers like Stella Artois.
Despite this lack of cohesiveness I count this as actually quite smooth for an extra/ imperial/ big stout or whatever. The alcohol is very restrained and the bitter characters are blunted well. It is still hard to imagine drinking this in the heat of the Carribean, but maybe thats is a different brew? Guiness is so confusing when it comes to branding.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2006 19:33:13 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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