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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

3,560 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,560
Reviews: 1,268
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 60
Gots: 514 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000

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Photo of BadmanJojo
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Svendozen
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours very dark brown, almost black. Forms a decent finger of light brown creamy head. Good head retention, minimal lacing.
S - A decent amount of malt, alcohol and prune.
T - Bitter malt, lightly sweet dark fruit and light touches of dark chocolate. Medium/full body. Decently creamy mouthfeel.
O - A decent stout, a good "fallback" beer when you're at a small selection bar.
V - Medium value.

Photo of njtmayhem
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best option if you wanna drink a Guinness

Photo of AlexAfonin
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LennyBound
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
4.36/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into nonic
printed on bottle:
L423NE2
1309

L: almost black amber, clear up to light ... very clear, in fact; big 1-inch-plus sticky head of tan/brown foam; it's lacing in a cool way; keeps a thick collar and half a skin of foam; more stick off the head than lacing on the way down

S: sour roasted grain; chocolate; roasted malt with corn ... the sour has to be from the rye, it's a definite twang; sweet; molasses

T: chocolate milk with a rye tart/sour twang ... it's very chocolately, much more so than I remember; the rye is easy to detect, it's really pervasive but doesn't hurt the chocolate/mocha

F: classic drinkable midweight ... has a little heft but very light for the amount of flavor; loads of carbonation

O: how could I wait so long to revisit this? I probably haven't had a Guinness in 10 years ... and after diving into the craft beer world, trying close to 300 beers and running through a few handfuls of big stouts, this might be the best non-barrel-aged stout I've tried. it's so good! honestly like chocolate milk, so easy to drink. the rye does offer it a bit of dryness/bitterness ... not sour but kind of ... a bit of something different, tart inside the big sweet malt presence

i'll be drinking this year round now that I'm back on it

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jakis808
2.44/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Not as good as the original Guinness

Photo of brewqueno
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of torwart94
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Diesel_River
4.37/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ascags
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xtonytx
3.04/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of EdM88
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChopperDave27
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of k47k
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lukebell15
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CIBoy10
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with a nice khaki head that lingers throughout. Smells like creamy chocolate and tobacco. Tastes like bananas, coffee, chocalate, and a nice maduro cigar. Feels creamy and smooth but not to the same levels as regular Guiness. Overall a really nice stout that tastes a little more like a porter than others.

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Young_John
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ah, good old Guinness. Ubiquitous stout that's extremely drinkable at about any temperature and often the only stout available in restaurant chains and sports bars where domestic pilsners reign supreme.

Photo of Potterryan22
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redhorse107
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A wonderfully crafted Stout beer with hints of chocolate and coffee....I just can't drink it warm!!!!

Photo of MidwestBA
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of danlib21
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,560 ratings.