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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

2,871 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2871
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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bbkd3b

California

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

After being mocked by a co-worker for "Calling myself a beer drinker without ever having Guinness," I decided it was a time. So, I grabbed a bottle and poured it into a pint glass.

Extra dark body on the pour, with only a little light getting through via a small red hue. The puffy, tan head sat around for a while at the top. All in all it added up to a good-looking brew. Faint hints of coffee and roasted malts on the nose, with a caramel undertone. Certainly pleasant, but not really as notable as it should be.

Sipping it reveals a different character: abundance. The smells really come to life when the liquid hits the palate. A heft body carries a licorice-like flavor across the tongue, only to turn a bit bitter and unlikable at the back of the tongue. Otherwise, it's quite a tasty, malty journey along the way. Clean and easy finish does well to let the flavors speak for themselves. Becomes even tastier as it warms, though the glass remained lace-free.

Overall/notes - Well, there you have it. Now I guess I can officially say I'm a "beer drinker." Not a bad brew at all, and certainly could provide a good alternative while bar-hopping (though I haven't tried the far-more-common Draught). I look forward to more of these in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 21:16:06 | More by bbkd3b
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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
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