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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

3,529 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,529
Reviews: 1,260
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 59
Gots: 474 | FT: 1
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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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3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

What hasn't been said??? Isn't this the gateway beer for many beer snobs? My take on this classic alternate to adjunct lagers is that it beats the pants off of Bud and Coors, but takes a back seat to nearly every stout from every micro brewery out there. The look is obviously unmatched. A jet black body with the "everlasting gobstopper" of ale froth. Smell is hard to find, and taste is smooth, yet slightly metallic for my tastes. If all you know is American Corn Beer do yourself a favor and try this. Otherwise move on and find the "foreign" variety of their stout. Now that's a world class beer.

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.

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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

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,529 ratings.