Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.
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3.13/5 rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date, product of Canada.
Appearance: Big chunks of tan foam stick to the glass, lace thins out a bit but the retention is great. The pitch black colour lets no light through.
Smell: Light roasted barley with hints of charcoal and coffee, light sweetness in the nose as well.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Medium crispness with a slick bitty mouth feel, burnt flavours seem a bit crass. Luckily a touch of sweetness pushes it aside for a brief moment. Hops are there with a processed bitterness and then more astrigent burnt grain comes in. Finishes dry.
Drinkability & Notes: This is not the Guinness Extra Stout I grew up with, being that it is not the real stuff from Canada in the US it does not surprise me but still it is disappointing.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2003 04:44:46 | More by Jason
4.75/5 rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Presentation: 12oz short brown bottle. This particular batch was brewed under license by Labatts Breweries in Toronto, Canada ... dispelling the common belief that all Guinness in Boston comes directly from St. James Gate.
Appearance: Black as night, with a rather creamy tan head; semi-sticky and dissipates rather quickly.
Smell: Earthy esters, dark malts, mild aromatic hop bouquet of floral.
Taste: Smooth upfront with a nice rich malt flavour. Some rounded malt sweetness pulls thru (almost get some molasses out of it, and some ripe dark fruits), but it gets swept away by a hop flavour that is a bit lemony, puckering. There's also a dryness to the brew that is amplified by the hop snap. The dryness carries thru in the after taste, along with some earth/grain husk flavours.
Notes: This is the real Guinness, in my opinion. Known and labeled as their "Original," and actually, orginally, their Porter product during the 1700's (becoming their Stout in 1799). An exceptional Stout! The 60/40 nitro-injected stuff you get at the pub today is fairly new to this world (1961) -- it hardly stands up to this brew.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2000 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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