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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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3,622 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,622
Reviews: 1,283
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 70
Gots: 566 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at an Irish Pub in NYC (so perhaps the ambiance added to it)

A - Beautiful black color with nice long-lasting head. Good lacing

S - Nice malty aroma. Hints of coffee. No noticable hoppiness

T - Nice rich taste

M - Creamy, lasts after I swallowed it. Good

O - A nice beer to have on a cool Fall/Winter day. Wouldn't want more than 1 or 2 before switching to something less filling, but nice.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I know this beer has a lot of tradition and all but to me it was too flat tasting and the carbonation was not there at all. I liked the color, I'm always drawn to darker beers. But the taste was just not there. I guess if your into flat bland tasting beer with no carbonation then this beer is for you.

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3.32/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.
A: pitch black and non see through. huge creamy head. beautiful for a stout.
S: light hopps and a creamy malty candy smell.
T: burnt caramel with a lil kick of hops.
M: very thick feeling with little carb. easy drinking.
O: not too big on stouts but this is my go to drink at a pub.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.09/5  rDev -43.5%
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.

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3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Photo of usafboy
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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