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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

3,092 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,092
Reviews: 1,219
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 42
Gots: 215 | 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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PeatReek

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3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours jet black, maybe a touch towards burnt umber around the edges, with a thick beige head that laces quite a lot. Smells a touch burnt, maybe musty (?) and somewhat metallic... ugh, not optimistic here. It's all there in the taste, though; a crisp malty attack with rather severe bitterness, resolving into a complex nutty, roasty finish. Lots of savory nutty / bready flavors meld in the aftertaste, the most notable difference from the draught cans and QUITE a bit better. The body is dry but not thin, and well complemented by the stiff carbonation. Definitely the preferred embodiment of this classic of the stout genre.

As for the smell... not sure what's up with that. A bad bottle? I'll come back and edit later if the next one is significantly different.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2006 01:34:07 | More by PeatReek
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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,092 ratings.