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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

3,339 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,339
Reviews: 1,240
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 56
Gots: 324 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

substanceD, Feb 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

mooer92, Feb 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

kurgan3, Feb 08, 2012
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2.08/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a snifter. I hate regular Guinness with a passion for its lifeless, black water taste. I've heard countless times how this is a real beer. We shall see.

3.5 A: Black color. Little over one finger of frothy tan head. Retention is about average and a decent amount of lacing is left.

2.0 S: Smells like a super old pot of coffee, like oxidized/acrid coffee. Chocolate underneath and a mild roast. While the regular smells like nothing, this smells strange and uninviting.

2.0 T: This has the same taste that a horrid brewpub in Baltimore had in all their beers. It's like a soggy piece of bread or at least something of that nature. Mild roastiness. Even less chocolate. Old coffee.

2.0 M: Just lighter than a medium body. Carbonation is a bit too high. No creaminess.

2.0 D: This is a subpar beer for sure, but at least it has some taste (not necessary a good taste) unlike the regular.

DavoleBomb, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

TubbyDullard, Feb 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

RandyBoBandy, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

5ndurda, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours Ink black, as dark as it gets, cardboard/tan big head, ok lacing.

S: Light roasted coffee, hot chocolate, milky, kinda weak in impact.

O: Sweet coffee/cappucino maltiness. Lemon/orange/blueberry sweeter hop flavor tries to cut through but this one is all about dark maltiness. Rather clean finish.

M: Very carbonated, creamy/syrups, richer, I dig the mouthfeel big time.

O: Great for a macro, better than regular guinness by a longshot.

BigCheese, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of usafboy
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance- Dark, oily black and loved it!

Smell- Smelled like an average stout: coffee and chocolate.

Taste- Dry! From a guy thats used to milk stouts I wasn't quite ready for the taste of this beast. Sadly had it from a bottle at a party; no glasses available so that might have hindered it.

Mouthfeel- Thick, hearty. Love it.

Overall- A tastey stout although I haven't had the "overseas" version this one was good enough and actually makes me eager to try some in good ol' ireland.

usafboy, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

redoak075, Feb 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

rct828, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

jtnelson40, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

SopwithCamel18, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

rsant, Feb 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

OoReFLuXoO, Feb 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

EddieG28, Feb 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

mhaugo, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Griffith, Feb 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

iloveporters, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

tdmccarthy, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

monnik, Jan 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

shigg85, Jan 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

StoicBeast, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

kirkse, Jan 29, 2012
Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,339 ratings.