Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.
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Reviews by sethmeister:
3.7/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Bottle into pint glass at room temp. Date code J07M61 / 2230 / L6250NT1
Pours black with a large creamy tan head. This is of course the bottled extra stout with no draught widget, so the visual experience is less dramatic, though you're reimbursed by a better flavor in my opinion.
Oddly, scent is vinous at first. Haven't noticed that before. Then earthy and roasty with a hint of coffee grounds.
Taste is roasted and charred with an aftertaste of same. An earthy coffee flavor. Then there's some tartness at the sides of the tongue. A hint of anise / licorice. I don't taste any chocolate, try though I might. There is actually a bit of a citrus hop flavor which kicks in towards the end and can be a bit disconcerting.
Mouthfeel is creamy but a bit fizzier than I like and not thicker than medium. Thinner than I like in a stout.
Ahh, this does bring back memories for I've enjoyed many a pint of Guinness at many a bar over the years. To be honest it is not my favorite stout. I can think of many I would prefer for their thicker mouthfeels and more present chocolate flavors. But I'll still always love you, Guinness.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2007 03:41:16 | More by sethmeister
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Happy St. Patrick's Day 2014! Guinness is a must drink each year in March. Gotta love the dark bold flavor and smooth taste of this beer. Not something I can drink frequently, but one every once in awhile is perfect.
A: black color with 1-2 inch white head
S: basic stout stench
T: smooth drinkable flavor; great with fish and chips
M: thick and creamy
O: hard to berate this beer. It's a classic!
Serving type: on-tap
03-16-2014 03:57:06 | More by Swettenham_Shire
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
Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
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