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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.

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BA SCORE
84
good

3,490 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 3,490
Reviews: 1,248
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 56
Gots: 399 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

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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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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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I haven't had Guinness in years, but I remember loving it in my youth. I decided to go back to it and rate it, since I haven't gotten around to trying it again until now. It's slightly lighter than I remember, my tactile memories telling me that drinking this is the past was like consuming liquid breakfast. The dark flavor and creamy head I still remembered well, and I definitely like it. This is a really good stout, and there's a reason why its popularity persists to this day. I will try to drink this again in the near future, and maybe then I'll add to this review.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Format: a stumpy dark brown 375mL bottle with the traditional Guinness label.

Appearance: again jet black with a heavy tan-coloured head that slowly dropped to a creamy half-finger with fantastic retention. Looks great!

Aroma: the aroma is definitely stronger than the Draught, which is nice. The smell is a chocolate and roast coffee malt. Unlike the Draught, there is a hint of heavy fruits here.

Taste: roasted coffee up front with a hint of chocolate, with those heavy fruits behind. Pretty damn good.

Aftertaste: the same bitterness comes through from the roast coffee malts, but with a touch of sweet plum fruits.

Mouth feel: a little heavier in feel than Guinness Draught, and a moderate carbonation. Not quite as creamy but still fairly smooth.

Overall: I like this beer. It is a stronger and more complex version of the Guinness Draught - a stronger aroma and nice dark fruits added to the profile. It is around 50% more expensive at $65 a case of 24 x 375mL, but I think it's worth it.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,490 ratings.