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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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3,490 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,490
Reviews: 1,248
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 56
Gots: 399 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of CrazyMike
4.53/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An example of a great beer.

Appearance is pitch black and opaque with thick head. Dark, malty smell with a hint of fruit. Almost similar to coffee.

Taste is very malty and slightly bitter, very crisp and excellent hops. A slight corn taste to it. Body is thick with nice carbonation. A slightly dry and bitter aftertaste, not over board but enough to make this beer very drinkable and refreshing.

Would highly recommend. Genuinely good Irish stout.

Photo of Nbdreher
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Redwood21
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black with a extremely robust frothy mocha head. The head seems to last a long time
The aromas are sundued and hard to pick out.

Has a nice creamy dry taste to it. some chocolate and some bitterness to it too less coffe than i would have expected, but definatly some bitterness.
Mouthfeel is good somewhat creamy leaves a dry taste int the mouth.
i find this beer more drinkable than the standard guinness(draught). good over all flavor, great appearance. worth trying

Photo of KGarrett
4/5  rDev +8.1%

5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of Brown120
3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I sure hope there's a big difference between this and Guinness Draught. That was the worst letdown I've ever had with a beer.
I'm expecting this to be at least a little better.

Pours the expected pitch black color, with an average-sized tan frothy head. The nose is of very intense sweet roasted malts. It smells much sweeter than I expected. The taste is strong and appealing, also a little tart. And whattya know? A million times tastier than Guinness Draught. I notice sweet malts and a touch of coffee beans, both brought on with just the right amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel is not light at all, but probably a little thinner than medium-bodied. I'm sure I could drink a few of these before I got tired of them.

Photo of TommyW
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Almost black, only letting traces of light through. Tan head sticks to the glass as it fades to a lace that has great retention.

S- Not a lot going on here. Some burt malt and little sweetness.

T- Roasted/burnt malts and some sweetness. Finishes with a slight bitterness and dryness from the hops.

M- Not very impressive. Slightly watery with a creamy texture coming only with some sips.

D- Not a beer that I find myself going after too often, but once in a while it hits the spot.

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a deep ruby/black with frothy cappachino colored head. Malty Stout aroma, taste is of chocolate, coffee, roast malt and a slight hint of molasses.Just balanced by hops and leaves a pleasant taste in the mouth.

Guinness makes you strong!

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Neorebel
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of canders0927
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of quine
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown with a fluffy tan head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving some nice lacing.

S: Dark, roasty aromas with a little sweetness dominates. Maybe a little nutty as well.

T: Lots of roasted malts up front, followed by a sweetness. There's a little funky sourness, along with a slight metallic taste.

M: Lighter and more carbonated than expected. Finishes rather dry.

D: Not bad, if you get past the weird sourness. Flavors are pretty decent overall.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Rootdog316
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I took a sniff just after pouring, I was surprised by a fairly non-distinguished nose to the beer. Happily, the palate made up for that, and then some. My tongue was literally assaulted by a big, delicious roasty espresso barley shock wave, soon to be followed by an over-the-top chocolate character and slight sourness (intended to impart a quenching character) which blended wonderfully with a big roasted barley astringency and kiss of hops in the finish.

Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
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