Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.
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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
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
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
Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
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