Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by bbkd3b:
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
More User Reviews:
4.86/5 rDev +31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Not normally into higher end beers but this one is perfect. Head is thick and creamy. Goes down SMOOTH. It's served closer to room temp and tastes better that way. I've bought a 6 pack before but cold out of the fridge just isn't anywhere nearly as good. Best by far of all stouts I've ever had.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 15:50:24 | More by Jimmycubs
3.45/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
One of my first loves. Pouring out of a bottle for the first time... ever?
Not quite impenetrably dark. Lovely head, strong lingering lace.
Subdued aromas of malt, caramel, chocolate.
Rich, layered taste. Malted barley, confidently bitter, substantial weight. Flavors leave fairly quickly, but a mild malty bitter remains minutes later.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 01:26:03 | More by MaddenDalyBrokaw
Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
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