Guinness Extra Stout (Original) - Guinness Ltd.
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4.2/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
As a lover of stout, this Irish-brewed beer will always be a go-to for me. Obviously nothing beats a Guinness on draught, but I have had them out of a 12oz bottle and the pint can with a CO2 cartridge in it. It is a very dark, opaque with a swirling bronze color amidst its black depths. After pour it has a thick, frothy two-three finger head that leaves a heavy lacing. The smell alerts one to the bitterness in this stout, and it holds true to that promise, as it is a heavy, dark, toffee, and nutty taste. The discerning drinker might even note a hint of caramel malts. While it goes great with food, one might even say a Guinness is a meal in itself because of its thickness. I would recommend this to any who prefer a darker, bitter glass for their pleasure. Another great drink with Guinness is a black and tan made with a Bass or other type of lighter ale for a delicious layered beverage. Enjoy one for the Olde Country!
Serving type: can
12-04-2012 17:38:14 | More by FratyardVines
3.9/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.
A - Guinness. Blackish-brown, can't see through it. Finger and a half of pretty thick, creamy head. Decent lacing.
S - Malts, not much hops. Some chocolate and grains like barley. All with a slightly burnt taste. Toasty, maybe.
T - Along with the sensations listed in smell, there's some coffee taste, too. Hard to describe; I often find myself describing other beers and "Guinness-flavored" and have difficulty elaborating more.
M - This particular bottle had considerably more carbonation than I remember, but it's been awhile since I had the bottled Extra Stout vs. the bottled Draught. Smooth otherwise, a bit bitter.
O - Good stuff, but nothing beats a Guinness out of the tap.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2012 09:37:18 | More by punky796
3.7/5 rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Of all the beers you can purchase at a gas station, this remains my all-time favourite.
The appearance is solid - a dark opaque hue, nothing to sneeze at.
The smell and taste are equally strong: pungent hops with a slightly roasted finish.
I never tire of this beer, which is why - when I go to purchase a single beer - this remains my top choice. For the price, there are few choices, if any, that are better than this one.
Serving type: bottle
11-29-2012 05:20:01 | More by raoulduke25
Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
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