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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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3,487 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,487
Reviews: 1,248
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 56
Gots: 400 | 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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This is an old one (looks like the bottle in the picture). I raided it from my friend Tony's fridge (the dude has beers he never drinks or knows he has!!)

Appearance (4.25) : Wonderfully large creamy cap, beige in appearance. Body is dark roast coffee brown-black and 95% opaque.

Aroma (4.5) : Freshly twisted black licorice, gawsh...just a sweet sweet black licorice candy smell, it so wonderful and delicious smelling. Smells like a candy store. Underneath that is some jelly bean and light roast aroma. It's just SO good to smell!!! Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (4) : Respectable. That's totally the word. You respect this beer. The dark black spiced licorice comes out at the nose and the finish. In the middle is a smooth, balanced roast flavor that is so rich, almost bourbon-like. The hops are just a smidge overpowering, I'd say it's like a 65/35 ratio. The bourbon sweetness rescues that slight tip, however. Solid FOUR.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Slightly creamy, medium bodied. Ends dry and with that bourbon flavor. Reminds me of high school getting tipsy with friends. It could use some more body depth however.

Overall (4.02) : This beer is fantastic. I like it a lot, and it's popular for a reason. Great stout, has a bit too much hops, but the bourbon sweetness makes it worthwhile. Love the licorice, too. Big fan of black licorice and I like it in my stouts. Try it if you haven't yet (and who hasn't?).

Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,487 ratings.