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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

3,251 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,251
Reviews: 1,233
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 52
Gots: 293 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

The original Guinness is my baseline for stouts. Pours dark to the point of blackness, with a smooth creamy head that gives off smells of coco, coffee and molasses. Taste is smooth and sweet, but not overly so.

EthanS1, Friday at 06:30 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Just had the original Guinness for the very first time and was quite impressed. Here goes:

A: Very different from the Guinness Draught. Not as creamy-looking, but still pours a one inch head that leaves a ton of lacing. Also, the beer is pitch black. Can't really ask for more in terms of appearance. 4.5/5.0

S: Much better than than the Draught. Light coffee notes giving way to a lot of brown sugar and molasses. Very, very good. These notes are lighter than in a lot of American stouts, but they're still quite good. 4.5/5.0

T: Light, but still quite superb. Very sweet brown sugar, caramel, and toffee that give way to a robust coffee background that lingers on the tongue long after consumption. Baker's yeast and a mild smattering of hops are apparent as well. Overall, this beer is far, far better than the Draught. 4.5/5.0

M: Mouthfeel is still somewhat watery, though, but it's still more robust than the Guinness Draught. However, this isn't saying much overall. 3.5/5.0

O: A very solid Irish stout. 4.25/5.00

leantom, Friday at 06:22 PM
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Appearance – Black in the glass with a hint of red when held to the light. Boasted a three finger foam head that was very long lasting and left really good lacing.

Smell – Boozy aroma with notes of toffee, treacle, coffee and dark coco.

Taste – follows the smell rather well. Bitter sweet, good roasted grain taste, bitter malts treacle and burnt toffee hops with a sharp bitter coffee and coco after taste.

Mouthfeel – Great boozy warmth, nice and full in the mouth with medium body. Nicely coating the throat.

Overall – Deeper and much more complex than the draught beefier mouth feel as well. This is a rather good Stout with great flavour and nice warmth. I will default to Extra stout rather than draught when possible.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,251 ratings.