Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.
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3.05/5 rDev -17.6%
Poured into a dimpled Guinness mug. Appearance is a rich tar black, with a cookie dough coloured head. Slight dissipation, and minimal but sticky lacing. Smells acidic and dry, hoppy? Slightly bitter. Tastes very bitter and crisp? No as malty or chocolatey as I expected. A very sharp hop taste. There are tastes missing here. The mouthfeel is slightly watery. Overall, I'm disappointed. I've had this beer other times and have been wowed. Today, not so much. It's dry and carbonated. There's a sterility about it I don't like. There's a sour hoppiness about it that doesn't feel right. Very dry though. A must try for stout folks, but I just don't drink this beer much, if ever.
11-20-2011 18:47:55 | More by JuicesFlowing
4.28/5 rDev +15.7%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a British pint glass.
Oily black with a thin pale tan head that leaves scattered lacing.
Aroma: a faintly charred aroma which must be the roasted barley and a mild earthy hoppiness.
Mouthfeel: soft but solid.
Taste: coffee, licorice, faint smokiness with a dry finish and a slightly bitter sting on the fade.
Notes: good stuff. Does not have any Chocolate notes like a lot of Porters. The overriding qualities of Guinness Extra Stout are Dry, smoky and slightly bitter. I bet this really grows on someone.
11-18-2011 22:03:04 | More by fx20736
Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,186 ratings.