Guinness Extra Stout (Australia) | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Australia)Guinness Extra Stout (Australia)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CrazyDavros on 01-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
12.72%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color with a creamy tan head that fades to good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and a bit of nut in the background. Taste of roasted malt, almost burnt, coffee, some chocolate and bit of nut.

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4.9/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

330mL bottle from Tokyo.

Delicious.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a black color with a creamy tan head that fades to good lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and a bit of nut in the background.

T: Taste of roasted malt, almost burnt, coffee, some chocolate and bit of nut. Has that distinct Guiness bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Fairly medium body, smooth and creamy texture.

O: It is what it is, a stout to which others are compared.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Large 750ml bottle of the Australian version (brewed by Lion under contract), purchased from Dan Murphy's in Alexandria.

Pours like no Guinness should ever pour, bubbly head and light bodied. Solid black colour at least, but the head is an abomination. Merely a film of largish bubbled beige foam. Some patchy lace. But really, this is not what Guinness or any Irish ale should look like. This looks like someone's put some flat black wort through the soda stream. It's just wrong.

Nose is quite spicy, with some dark notes of pepper and nutmeg, but also a sharp metallic character, and an oddly cardboard or plastic character: something slightly artificial. There's a charred mineral character as well, which is actually rather pleasant. It's not bad, but it's missing some smoothness, some sweetness, and some creaminess.

Taste is decent, but a little disappointing. Clean light entry with a spicy-mid palate, perhaps an apology for the lack of creaminess and the lack of true roast. Slight organic crushed floral characters, more of that fragrant spiciness, and stacks of metal. Indeed, there's a crispy aluminium character all over it, and some slight smoky Mexican spice on the finish. It's a little odd, and not at all really in character.

Feel is poor. Really bubbly, and yet light. In some ways it matches the disappointing characters elsewhere, but being consistently disappointing is not much of a recommendation.

Overall, this really feels like a poor mimic. It's fizzy, dank, only coincidentally roasty and very thin and weak. Having not tried the proper original version, I can only hope it's nothing like this.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.46 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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