Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by psuKinger:
4/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle poured in to a generic curved-rim pint glass. A leftover from St. Paddy's day festivities, for my review below:
A: Pours a deep dark shade of brown, *nearly* completely black, with a thick frothy 2+ finger light brown head that sits nicely on top.
It leaves great lacing on my glass as I work through the bottle. 5.0.
S: Big and roasty, but I do detect some hop presence in the nose. It even smells a bit "dry" and "hot". 3.5.
T: Big flavors of roasted malts and a touch of "coffee" flavors. Very dry, with a touch of hop bitterness (no floral charachteristics, maybe a touch of "pine" here) that helps keep this beer in balance.
The taste starts smooth and surprisingly light, before the roasted malts move in and provide all of their dry-roasted flavors. The hop bitterness arrives on the back-end to balance things out, leaving a fairly exceptional drinking experience. 4.0.
M: Thick, full, and frothy in the mouth, this beer finishes with a good dry bitter-sweet flavor that I really enjoyed. 4.5
D: It's big, full, and well-balanced. It left me wanting more. This beer is proof that a big brewery can create good beer on a large scale.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2011 18:21:16 | More by psuKinger
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
When Guinness was first brewed in Canada, there was a noticeable drop in quality. It used to be my go-to stout, but after they stopped brewing it in Ireland for sale in USA, I stopped drinking it. I found it for sale at my local grocery store and decided to buy it in honor of St. Patricks day and I am glad to give a thumbs up review. It is much closer to the Ireland brewed version and is quite tasty. It has a superb balance of malt and hops and is full flavored but not overwhelming. Kudos to Diageo for bringing back the traditional flavor instead of some ill conceived adaptation to "American" taste.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 04:39:37 | More by SanWrencho
4.03/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can poured into a pint glass
I love the cascade of taupe bubbles as they rise to the top of of this dark brown classic stout. A beautiful, thick creamy taupe lid caps the beer. Lacings on the side curtain the beer glass.
Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and sweetness
Smooth, sweet roasted malt taste. No bitter aftertaste but the linger of the malt.
The lack of carbonation is the surprise of this stout and makes it quite drinkable, glass,after glass.
What's there not to like about a well poured glass of Guinness Stout? Oh my goodness, my Guinness!
Serving type: can
03-13-2014 02:16:46 | More by WunderLlama
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
Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
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