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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Extra Stout (Original)Guinness Extra Stout (Original)

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BA SCORE
84
good

2,865 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2865
Reviews: 1208
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.14%


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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Skidz

Wisconsin

2.93/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Well, it looks like a Guinness...but that's about it. If you want to really judge this beer, don't even take it by its name. Most people will buy it simply because it's got the name, and think it will be similar to the Guinness Draught, and that's where they go wrong.

At the pour, it's dark and smooth with a bit of amber on the side. Not very impressive at first, but a good pour overall. The head on this one is pretty light and doesn't last. Nothing, absolutely nothing sticks to the glass, very dissapointed.

Putting my nose to this, and I get a huge waft of maltiness. Examining a bit further and I came up with some berry/fruity smells. A bit strange, but I'll wait until I taste it.

First sip...red wine? Seriously, the fruitiness of this comes out very strong. It's a sweet hit on your tounge that doesn't stay around for too long before the bitterness hits. The hops really come out stongl just after you take a swig. Kinda sour, but with the strong fruit tastes and the hops, I'd expect that.

This brew it quite bitter and it contrast between sweet way too much. It's really bold and the carbonation is a bit strong for this style of beer.

I really could only handly 1 of these 1pt.6's at a time. Share it with a friend and let it settle. If you think this is going to taste anything like Guinness Draught you will be thoroughly dissapointed. Take it as it is, a beer, and judges it only by its characteristics. I didn't completly enjoy this beer, mainly because of its sweet/bitter contrast that didn't work well for me. Try it if you must, but there are many more fish in this sea that will make you much happier.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2003 06:50:11 | More by Skidz
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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
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