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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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3,490 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,490
Reviews: 1,248
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 56
Gots: 399 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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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.

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.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,490 ratings.