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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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3,434 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,434
Reviews: 1,244
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 55
Gots: 373 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000)
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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Solid black with brown edging, full tan head, fading very slowly. Lacing of the first order.

S - Full roast malt, tobacco and coffee, chocolate nib.

T - Following the nose, with a gradual fade to bitterness. Slight minerality in the close, with a bitterness that hangs around on your palate until it is reset.

M - Silky and smooth, fairly light, all told. The dry close is mild but persistent.

O - An old favorite; full and tasty. If it is fresh and well handled, this shows why Guinness is stout for so many people.

Tsar_Riga, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of EHopkinsi
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Had any Guinness there might be on tap while on honeymoon with my wife in Ireland. It's pretty good to start with, but if you've ever had it in its home country, at the beginning of the biggest adventure in your life, with the love of your life, in a tiny pub, with a two minute pour and fresh salmon supper- you'd probably give it a five, too.

EHopkinsi, Sep 07, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.24/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.2/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.72/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.68/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

So so good. Great all the way

ChadwickHines, Saturday at 01:02 PM
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3.64/5  rDev -1.6%

Nazzz, Saturday at 05:36 AM
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3.74/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +5.9%

funkel81, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%

This is an old one (looks like the bottle in the picture). I raided it from my friend Tony's fridge (the dude has beers he never drinks or knows he has!!)

Appearance (4.25) : Wonderfully large creamy cap, beige in appearance. Body is dark roast coffee brown-black and 95% opaque.

Aroma (4.5) : Freshly twisted black licorice, gawsh...just a sweet sweet black licorice candy smell, it so wonderful and delicious smelling. Smells like a candy store. Underneath that is some jelly bean and light roast aroma. It's just SO good to smell!!! Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (4) : Respectable. That's totally the word. You respect this beer. The dark black spiced licorice comes out at the nose and the finish. In the middle is a smooth, balanced roast flavor that is so rich, almost bourbon-like. The hops are just a smidge overpowering, I'd say it's like a 65/35 ratio. The bourbon sweetness rescues that slight tip, however. Solid FOUR.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Slightly creamy, medium bodied. Ends dry and with that bourbon flavor. Reminds me of high school getting tipsy with friends. It could use some more body depth however.

Overall (4.02) : This beer is fantastic. I like it a lot, and it's popular for a reason. Great stout, has a bit too much hops, but the bourbon sweetness makes it worthwhile. Love the licorice, too. Big fan of black licorice and I like it in my stouts. Try it if you haven't yet (and who hasn't?).

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Nov 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Meekes, Nov 20, 2014
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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
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