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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original)Guinness Extra Stout (Original)

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BA SCORE
84
good

3,066 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,066
Reviews: 1,219
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 42
Gots: 202 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by semihobo:
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semihobo

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Couldn't find a date on the bottle. Pours with a big billowy tan head that grows well after the pour. Settles into a thick cap, with lacing down the sides before I even drink it. And it's in a 20 oz Guinness glass... this beer, so hot right now. The top of the head looks like a milkshake.

Smell is subued but gets bolder as it warms. Roasted malts and milk. A spicy hops finish.

Very dry taste, mostly rich dark malts and with a perceptible touch of hops before finishing with a dry touch of freshly ground coffee and some bitterness from the hops. Could be a little stronger, but it's tasty.

Body is medium, carbonation creates a nice smooth texture, as predicted by the slow rising head on the pour.

There is nothing wrong with this beer. However, its taste lacks a compelling element that would keep me coming back. Overall, very well executed. I don't really value appearance in a beer, but this one is a beaut. I guess they've sold enough cases to get the technique down pat. Challenges the belief that large market share = bad beer. AB, are you taking notes?

PS -- my carbomb days are mostly behind me, but as an enthusiast of mixed drinks involving beer, I _have_ to recommend that everyone try at least one. What are you waiting for?

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2007 02:01:55 | More by semihobo
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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,066 ratings.