Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.
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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
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