Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by semihobo:
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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3.41/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours pitch black with a small of white head that disappears very quickly. Smells of raisins with very slight grape and coffee. Tastes of grapes with a bit of coffee, a bit of a different combination. Beer is light bodied and heavily carbonated, good finish. Overall an above average beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 23:57:54 | More by cyclonece09
Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,066 ratings.