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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

3,528 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,528
Reviews: 1,259
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 59
Gots: 473 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000

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Ratings: 3,528 | Reviews: 1,259 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Classic and full bodied stout with one going a long way. This beer has an interesting sourness to it that I later found out is actually soured beer added to the finished product. Wonderful moderately roasted stout.

Photo of slipknotfan93
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrlafay
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of infinitebruner
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

January 24, 2015

12 oz bottle, pint glass

A – Pours nearly jet black and moderately thick, a finger of tan foam on top with moderate retention. A thin layer of bubbles lasts for a very long time. Opaque.

S – Light roastiness with a touch of coffee, sweet dark chocolate malts. Some mild nuttiness and light vanilla. Hops are a bit woodsy and herbal, some hop bitterness on the nose. None of this is particularly strong or assertive.

T – Chocolate, some vanilla, biscuit, and roasty bitter malts. An impression of light roast coffee. A low hint of fruit, and earthy/medicinal hops. Bitterness comes in on the finish.

M – Carbonation is high. Body is medium to full. Sweetness leads and then a bitter, dry finish.

O – Love the mouthfeel and flavor on this, and the fullness makes it satisfying. A very approachable stout.

Photo of LiliGrigorova
4.42/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Guinness Draught has a better overall feel.

Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
2.95/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of parris
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wjpwalsh
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of d5001986
3.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Pintwacky
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Birchbeater
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Naked
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kamilgracki
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jessthirsty
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Navalartichoke
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BadmanJojo
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Svendozen
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours very dark brown, almost black. Forms a decent finger of light brown creamy head. Good head retention, minimal lacing.
S - A decent amount of malt, alcohol and prune.
T - Bitter malt, lightly sweet dark fruit and light touches of dark chocolate. Medium/full body. Decently creamy mouthfeel.
O - A decent stout, a good "fallback" beer when you're at a small selection bar.
V - Medium value.

Photo of njtmayhem
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best option if you wanna drink a Guinness

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LennyBound
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
4.36/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into nonic
printed on bottle:
L423NE2
1309

L: almost black amber, clear up to light ... very clear, in fact; big 1-inch-plus sticky head of tan/brown foam; it's lacing in a cool way; keeps a thick collar and half a skin of foam; more stick off the head than lacing on the way down

S: sour roasted grain; chocolate; roasted malt with corn ... the sour has to be from the rye, it's a definite twang; sweet; molasses

T: chocolate milk with a rye tart/sour twang ... it's very chocolately, much more so than I remember; the rye is easy to detect, it's really pervasive but doesn't hurt the chocolate/mocha

F: classic drinkable midweight ... has a little heft but very light for the amount of flavor; loads of carbonation

O: how could I wait so long to revisit this? I probably haven't had a Guinness in 10 years ... and after diving into the craft beer world, trying close to 300 beers and running through a few handfuls of big stouts, this might be the best non-barrel-aged stout I've tried. it's so good! honestly like chocolate milk, so easy to drink. the rye does offer it a bit of dryness/bitterness ... not sour but kind of ... a bit of something different, tart inside the big sweet malt presence

i'll be drinking this year round now that I'm back on it

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
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