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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

3,156 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,156
Reviews: 1,220
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 49
Gots: 247 | 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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Medman2015


3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-05-2013 14:12:12 | More by Medman2015
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snowman_737

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-05-2013 03:43:14 | More by snowman_737
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Caskaway

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-05-2013 02:52:01 | More by Caskaway
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Poppellian

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-04-2013 19:46:07 | More by Poppellian
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99blkta

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

01-04-2013 06:12:23 | More by 99blkta
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -13.5%

Pours a deep brown color, almost ruby in some spots allowing light to shine through without too much trouble; khaki head, doesn't last for long and doesn't leave any lacing behind on the glass. The aroma is faint and difficult to pick up on; roasted barley, malts, grains, and honestly not much else. You might be able to say mocha or coffee, but I'm just not getting any of it. Maybe some very, very faint, dark fruit sweetness, but that's about it. Taste delivers a bit more than the aroma; roasted and charred malt and barley, toasted grains, nice alcohol presence, grapes, wine-like sweetness, slight bitter coffee; hop profile is dry, ashy, and proves to be more bitter than expected, but not overwhelming. The alcohol flavor is surprisingly noticeable despite being only 6% ABV. Medium body with a medium-high amount of carbonation; the brew finishes very dry and almost even crisp on the palate.

Not the best offering out there, but I would choose this over the Guinness Draught almost any day (unless my goal was to drink as much beer as possible).

01-03-2013 13:45:50 | More by tectactoe
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VALIS666

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-03-2013 08:10:44 | More by VALIS666
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-01-2013 15:47:49 | More by tbryan5
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tastymug

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

01-01-2013 14:56:30 | More by tastymug
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Nizzle913

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-31-2012 21:50:43 | More by Nizzle913
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-30-2012 23:39:37 | More by AlaskanYoung
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partyanimal

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-30-2012 02:24:50 | More by partyanimal
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tJyM4

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-30-2012 02:06:10 | More by tJyM4
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ipa_lover


4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

12-30-2012 01:32:46 | More by ipa_lover
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sloelco

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-29-2012 22:47:17 | More by sloelco
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Wamba

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

12-29-2012 21:37:04 | More by Wamba
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

12-29-2012 19:23:00 | More by Lukass
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PEBKAC

New York

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%

Bottle from some dump bodega around Inwood. Notes from 12/25/10.

Thin, matte black color. A gentle khaki head.

Smells of licorice & charred bread. Simple enough.

Watered down coffee & toasted brown bread, with anise drawing from the middle on through to the end.

Soft texture, but it burns a bit going down.

Solid, if somewhat bland.

12-29-2012 11:44:27 | More by PEBKAC
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camelgar

Arizona

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-29-2012 06:24:49 | More by camelgar
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Winston_Smith

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%

Grabbed this one in a "make your own six pack." No freshness date. I drank it slow, and allowed it to warm a little.

Appearance: Dark brown color with a healthy finger of tan head. Mild lacing.

Smell: Rich roasted malts mostly.

Taste: Super rich malts with a nicely bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Extra Stout is smooth beer. Medium-full bodied.

Overall: I'll start by saying that the American "Guinness Draught" does not exist for me. This is Guinness. It's a nice stout that I enjoy occasionally. There are better choices, but Guinness Extra Stout always tastes good.

12-28-2012 01:56:27 | More by Winston_Smith
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lahfordie


4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-27-2012 03:57:29 | More by lahfordie
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rpaxson19506

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-27-2012 02:35:08 | More by rpaxson19506
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LoFiDave

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-27-2012 02:32:56 | More by LoFiDave
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rquillin

Texas

5/5  rDev +35.1%

12-27-2012 01:38:00 | More by rquillin
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dgeebs07

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-26-2012 23:40:24 | More by dgeebs07
Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,156 ratings.