Guinness Extra Stout (Germany) | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Germany)Guinness Extra Stout (Germany)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RuudJH on 08-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
44
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
12.97%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Momon
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light tan head. Typical Guiness look.

Very similar to the other Guiness beers. Roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, and some nuttiness.

Medium bodied. A lot of carbonation. Ends dry and roasted.

Fun to try this one. Nothing crazy but better than the nitro.

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Photo of rex_4539
2.36/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

L: Dark brown color, 2-3 finger off-white to brown head.

S: Cigarette/ash smell.

T: Cigarette/ash taste. Not the most pleasant taste for a non-smoker like me but "drinkable". More coffee-like aftertaste, which is very positive.

F: Pretty smooth but that cigarette/ash taste covers all.

O: If you are a smoker, go ahead, you will most likely love this. If you are a non-smoker, stay away. It stinks :)

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Photo of stevoj
3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Guinness is Guinness. Had on tap in Brussels at Irish pub. Long story, long night, British tourists...Still one of the best, no matter where it’s consumed.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of downquark
2.5/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

why would you give us this average trash instead of the original?

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Photo of drmeto
2.77/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

-your typical chocolate and coffee upfront,chocolate being most prominent
-slight notes of mocha
-very thin overall
-o.k carbonation
-slightly roasty,very watery finish

average at best

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Photo of RickyS
3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vinivini
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of SVD
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of fr0wn3r
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Wrex68
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of samEBC
3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregaR
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of rredshift
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Intrinsic
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Guinness out of a bottle doesn't look that great. Off-white head, opaque dark red. Pretty good retention though. The smell contains hints of chocolate and caramel, with some cereal grains thrown in. Tastes a little metallic, relatively bitter, and much less in-your-face malts than you would expect from a beer this dark. Also has a very light mouthfeel, slightly oily. Overall it's not really something I'd actively search out in the future.

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Photo of Darkerdabetter
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Twpsyn
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of tmzl
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Light pour with big, puffy, thick (small bubbles), gorgeous, mocha head. Has nice, slow retention. Creamy, thick layer stays on top, leaves lots of random sticky lacing. Clear dark brown with red amber hue.

Smell: Fresh, lightly roasted, chocolate, grainy (cereal). Also some oatmeal, a bit dusty and mineral. Good malt base with herbal hops to complete it.

Taste: Stars with light roast (with some milk chocolate) sweetness that goes into light roast to coffee bitterness with hints of herbal hops. Despite being light, the bitterness is a bit exaggerated compared to overall taste, which is watered down compared to the smell. Some of the richness from malt is lost here. Also some light acidity with mineral character, which makes it fresher and easier to drink.

Mouthfeel: Light, relatively crisp carbonation for a stout, still light creamy feeling. Dry finish.

Overall: Smell promises more, but the taste is a bit watered down and doesn't deliver. It's ok, easy to drink with some roasted malt character and there are times, when you need exactly this.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of moochmonster
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.47 out of 5 based on 44 ratings.
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