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Guinness Extra Stout (Canada) | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Canada)Guinness Extra Stout (Canada)

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of nquigley16
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

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5/5  rDev +47.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of metter98
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is close to being near black in color and has amber visible at the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a bright light along with some slight hints of carbonation. It poured with a three quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a good amount of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of dark malts in the nose along with some hints of roasted malts. The smell becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but has a little more roasted malts along with slight hints of toasted malts and sweet malt extracts. Minimal bitterness is present.
M: It feels a little shy of medium-bodied and somewhat airy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish leaves a bit of dryness in your mouth.
O: This beer goes down quite easily and can be considered sessionable. I wouldn’t have a problem drinking a few of these in one sitting.

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of EarthRocker
4.17/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured from a bottle into a regular glass.

I was actually pleasantly suprised by this beer. My wife bought it for me, after urging me to try Guinness stuff. I'd tried their regular Supermarket stuff, and wasn't particularly impressed. But this stuff had a pretty good taste about it. There's definately a hint a chocolate in there, which is a big thing for me when drinking a beer, especially a stout. The rest of the taste just seems like dark roasted malts. So a pretty simple, but a very drinkable beer. If you like something complex or unique, I don't think this will do it for you. Not terribly expensive, and an alright session brew, so if you like dark beers, give it a shot. Not the best beer I've tasted by any stretch, but certainly not the worst.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Short Review: Pours a black/brown with a thin root beer head that breaks leaving little behind. The smell is roasts, a touch of hops and a tiny bit metallic. Taste follows the nose although I do get a bit more hops. medium bodied, medium carbonation. Not a great finish, a touch astringent.

This is a basic beer, there is nothing great about it and it definitely has weak points. Not anywhere near as good as a proper pint of regular Guinness or even better West Indies Porter.

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle into a English pub glass

A: Black as a typical stout maybe a little bit more transparent then your regular Guinness. Brownish-red tinges when under light. Minimal lacing and small head.

S: Some roasted deep chocolate/ coffee flavours. Not to deep or overpowering.

T: Noticeably more bitter than regular Guinness. More burnt/darker flavor to it as well. A little bit of a metallic taste as well but its pretty slight. Nothing too bold or flavorful.

M: Personally I love the mouth feel of the nitro tabs Guinness has in their Draught but this was pretty smooth too. Decent carbonation. Feels a bit strange for a stout but its good I guess.

Overall: Meh. It was a decent beer but nothing special. Honestly I prefer the regular Guinness for its creamy mouth feel. I probably will not buy this again. However if they released it with a nitro tab I would definitely give it a go. Don't get me wrong a stout doesn't need a nitro tab to be great but its just something i would like to see in this one. I'd rather save some cash and get the regular or even better get some St. Ambroise or Youngs if I'm in a stout mood.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.33/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass, pours a dark orange brown with a huge creamy tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: smell of bitter hops, burnt toasted malt, coffee, floral bready quality

T: bitter hops up front that fades to dark roasted burnt malt, finish is dry and quite choppy with flavors of coffee

M: fuller bodied with a dry quality, less creamy than regular Guinness, stronger aftertaste

O: Guinness Draught's more robust heavier brother, it has more hop flavor and more alcohol content, flavors are similar but the texture is much different

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BillyPirate
3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- One of the most beautiful beers I've ever poured. Excellent two finger, creamy, tan head with superb lacing. Completely opaque however under a bright light you can vaguely make out a red tinge. Its appearance is definitely this beers stong suit.

S- Pleasant malty aroma but not as potent as its appearance leads you to expect.

T- Certainly an eye opener. Very strong coffee and chocolate notes which would be welcoming if not for the burnt undertones which tarnish the lingering aftertaste.

M- Underwhelming. Could be creamier. Too thin and lacking in carbonation.

O- Excellent beer but the burnt aftertaste is a distinct issue.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Flounder57
3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle was poured into a Guinness glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a dismal head that reduced to a thin layer and left slight lacing on the glass. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or visions of bubbles coming up the side of the glass.

Smell: burnt malts, slight toffee, and a weird aroma that I can't explain.

Taste: Lots of bitterness, burnt chocolate malts, sour notes, and really not sure about this single I bought.

Mouthfeel: awkward, low carbonation, watery, light, and extremely strange.

Overall: I used to love Guinness, but this version made in Canada is definitely not the same as the original. Off by a few steps.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Guinness Extra Stout (Canada) from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 304 ratings
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