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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Added by wordemupg on 09-05-2009

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Photo of greasyrunner
3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My dad handed one of these to me today. No freshness date that I can see. Poured from the fridge into my tulip glass.

L: Pours jet black with about a two-inch khaki head, quite dense, that sticks around for a good bit and leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S: Roasted and caramel malts in the nose, with a little bit of herbal earthiness at the edges. Not a particularly assertive bouquet.

T: Roasted malts at the front, with caramel malts sweetening things up a touch. The middle sees those malts flow into some hop brightness—somewhat herbal and grassy. There's a sense of corn in the mix and perhaps a touch of diacetyl. The back has more of those roasted malts and more hop bitterness than I was expecting. The bitter actually lingers for a bit in the aftertaste. Upon further tastings--and following what another reviewer mentioned--this taste does seem to register as tartness. There is also a distinct metallic note I’m picking up in the aftertaste.

F: Creamy, smooth, and medium-bodied. A shade more watery than I like in a stout, but this one is definitely easy to put back. Brings the bitter at the end and leaves it on the palate for a while.

O: I’m more accustomed to drinking Guinness draft (I don’t think I’ve had the extra stout in a number of years), so this was a welcomed refresher. This is a nice, approachable stout with good flavor (aside from those metallic notes) and more hop character that I would have expected. I would take this over the Guinness draft—in bottles or cans—any time.

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Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1Bonehed
4.04/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into 25oz mug down the side progressing to a center pout.

LOOK: Very dark, basically black with a very slight brownish red hue when viewed through light. Nice dark tan head that lingers with a descent amount of lacing. A relatively heavy body appearance in general.

SMELL: Very prevalent roasted malt aroma with undertones of coffee & chocolate. Mostly present was that roasted malt smell.

TASTE: Malty, roasted malt was the dominant flavor by far. Nice bitterness that seemed to have hints of chocolate & coffee in the background. There also seemed to be a buttery aspect to it as well. Nothing overbearing, nice combination of flavors.

FEEL: Somewhat creamy mouth feel to it, but not nearly as hardy & full bodied as I expected from it's appearance. Wasn't watery, but had less weight to it than I anticipated.

OVERALL: I like stouts, so it should come as no surprise that I enjoyed drinking & rating this beer. It's highly available & modestly priced, so there's not much to complain about this beer other than I want another one.


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Photo of Ilikebeer21
2.69/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of beer272
4.35/5  rDev +31%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: black, perfect lacing with brown colors

Smell: no hop signature, malty

Taste: Balanced malt, amazing that no burnt products detectable with dark color.
Perfect for style.

Mouthfeel: nice body, carbonation great.

Overall: great, would get another bottle, Canadians pulled it off! Perfect for style.

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Photo of xNoQuarterX
3.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Guinness pub glass

A: Pours deep brown with a slight ruby hue, and a creamy mocha brown head that hangs around for a while and laces properly well.

S: Roasted malt, dark fruit, a little coffee, and a light diacetyl buttery and butterscotch note.

T: Roasted malt, strong black coffee, hints of bittersweet chocolate, burnt toast, dark fruit, a bit earthy, light buttery diacetyl notes, and a slightly metallic kinda tart twang on the finish.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: I appreciate that it is thicker and has a bit more flavor than regular Guinness, but I wish some of the off flavors weren't there. I can do a pint or two once a year, but not much beyond that. Hopefully it's better on tap.

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Photo of tikk
2.76/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of pianoguy
3.24/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Imported... from Canada ??!! When did they start doing this ? Wouldn't have known if I hadn't looked at the fine print on the back label.

Pours more like a Guinness on tap or one of those Guinness Draught cans then an actual Guinness Extra Stout bottle. Black cola body with a 1 one beige head .Slight lacing

The familiar Guinness smell, Lots of malt !

Tastes has all the familiar complexities of a Guinness extra stout right down to the slightly bitter finish

Feel is just a little off

Overall it wasn't bad. It had many Guinness extra stout qualities like taste and smell with a little more carbonation . But this wasn't like the bottles of extra stout I had 20 years ago...

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Photo of nodder
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IanSpindler
3.27/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Verbascumthapsus
3.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Simple and plain, but very drinkable stout. I've actually got to the point where the draught guinness tastes too creamy for me and now this is the one that I turn to when I want a good old guinnness. Sure it doesn't have the complexity of the american stouts, but it tastes great and that's all that really matters. One glaring flaw of this guy however is the mouthfeel, which is rather watery even compared to the draught (guinness lite) brother.

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Photo of misternebbie
2.96/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jaisell
3.18/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atypicalmaverick
3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elglueckert
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ChadwickHines
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Better than the American standard for Guinness

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Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jsh420
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of TFMyriad
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Socialiste
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jjt49
3.4/5  rDev +2.4%

Guinness Extra Stout (Canada) from Guinness Ltd.
3.32 out of 5 based on 301 ratings.
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