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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: 51
Gots: 291 | 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%

gonger, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Jra1985
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got on tap at a Buffalo Wild Wings ( They didn't have much to choose from). I knew Guinness was a good beer as I have had many times so I went with it.

A- Very dark brown, almost black with a tan and creamy head that has good retention and lacing. A good looking beer.

S-Smell of roasted malts and coffee. Some hints of barley and chocolate or caramel as well.

T-Good tasting beer. You can taste the roasted malts and coffee flavors. Pretty much what it smells like.

M- Good medium bodied stout that has a creamy feel to it. Goes down smooth.

O- This is a really decent beer (especially for a macro). It surely isn't the best stout out there but it is easily findable and the price is right. If you want a good beer without shelling out a bunch of money then you can't go wrong with Guinness.

Jra1985, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of newsage
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

you know this beer is very underrated. With all the micro brews out there i never really drink Guinness anymore but this is the one that started it all for me. Story goes first non Lager I ever Drank 18 years ago and I never looked back! Story redux I was at an Italian Restaurant the other day and Guinness was the only non lager they had and you know what?, It was great!!

newsage, Jan 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

AltimusPrime, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of KimKatS
3/5  rDev -18.9%

KimKatS, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of jtmcgraw
5/5  rDev +35.1%

jtmcgraw, Jan 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Stoffel, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

jennaski01, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of antique
4/5  rDev +8.1%

antique, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of phenomenologian
4.72/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours with some smoke. It pours a two to three finger creamy tan head that laces and retains pretty well. The body is opaque. The color of the body is of a darkish black brown. Looks great.
this is my favorite beer and has been for awhile. I may be a little positively biased, but from the moment I tasted this I really loved it. I like the foreign extra stout equally but this one is cheaper and very similar in flavor.

It smells of dark roasted malts (caramel), barley, and coffee. It has a bitter almost standoffish smell to it that is pleasing to the nose.

It tastes of dark roasted malts and coffee mostly with tastes of barley there also. I love the taste of this because of the bitter taste that lingers.

Its very smooth and the mouthfeel is great. Its not too carbonated and goes down smooth which complements the harsh bitterness of the taste of the beer.

Overall, its still my favorite beer. I love the bitter taste to this that is not of hops but of other things. If you havent tried it, do so because its common and liked by lots of people. I can buy a larger bottle of it by itself for 2.57 so its not expensive either. so you can have a great beer for not too much.

phenomenologian, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one was very straight forward. Dark, almost black, pour with little head and decent lacing. Smell had some chocolate, but mostly burnt malts, and a somewhat smokey scent. Taste was classic stout. Nothing to rave about, but the usual burnt malts flavors and a little chocolate. There was a somewhat bready flavor throughout, mixed in with the same smokey flavor that was on the scent. Smoke flavor provided the 'dry' flavor that is in the style's name. Mouthfeel was somewhat thick and creamy, but still relatively light and drinkable for a stout.

Overall, a very solid selection in the stout category if you're not looking to break the bank with a micro like FBS or Bell's Kalamazoo.

boilermakerbrew, Jan 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

AndrewMichael, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jgknittel, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

KimenTshom, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

jaylew61, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

allisino, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

RheinSchaefer85, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

BrewtalAlement, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

damuts222, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Element1290, Dec 28, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

saburky, Dec 28, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

justinm4bama, Dec 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

MouldyCrow, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,251 ratings.