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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

3,327 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,327
Reviews: 1,239
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 55
Gots: 318 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

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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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

metalbassist1993, Oct 03, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -14.6%

bgish, Oct 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Cookie_Jarvis, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

dgtiii, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

bowzer4birdie, Sep 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

clausr, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Kyrojack, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Dark and lingering, this beer is an archetype to compare other stouts with.

EstebanH, Sep 29, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +13.5%

DarBW, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

ColSanders, Sep 28, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +1.6%

SteveB3014, Sep 28, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

InkedinRi, Sep 28, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -13.5%

MsShira08, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/24/2014. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light dark fruit, light char, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light dark fruit, light char, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, toast, dark bread, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of dark/roasted malt flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice dry stout. All around good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jkerzman92, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

michaelallgier, Sep 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

unimatrix1, Sep 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

DerekCarruth, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Another one my favorites, definitely do not confuse or compare this to the Draught...... original is so much better, just great rich Coffee character, you just have to like this one.

JR88, Sep 24, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

DanU, Sep 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

killcore, Sep 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Dewsby, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

DubC14, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Appearance: Black with a brown head. Leaves a fair amount of lacing

Smell: Toasty malts.

Taste: Roasted malts up front, into mild bitterness, and then a slightly sour aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thick with mild carbonation.

Overall: I have to compare this to their Draught, as it is what is on tap everywhere: it’s better. The mouthfeel is much thicker, which is one of my few complaints about their Draught. The taste is all around a little bit stronger, although the sour end takes some getting used to. On the other hand the Draught is probably easier to drink if you are not used to stouts.

SensorySupernova, Sep 23, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +21.1%

skdavidson70, Sep 23, 2014
Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
84 out of 100 based on 3,327 ratings.