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:
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Added by RuudJH on 08-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
13.29%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
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2.36/5  rDev -31.8%
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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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%
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 -19.9%
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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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Intrinsic
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
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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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Acquired in the Bier Specialty (laden) shoppe in Berlin, Germany. Bottle poured into Guinness pint glass ('borrowed' from the King's Head pub in Galway, Ireland) in Berlin, at me friend's gaff. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a five finger head with an impressive upward bubble show that lasts about twenty seconds. Lovely brilliant cream lacing and wonderful perfect thickness for a stout. Soft and velvety appearance. Retention is incredible as always; the bottle didn't have a nitro-widget and doesn't need one. Dark ruby-black colour. Highly appealing.

Sm: Where to start? Cream, coffee, toffee, chocolate, roasted (and thankfully unmalted) barley, caramel, and assorted nutty hop hints. Brilliantly complex and appealing, but not overbearing. Relatively light strength.

T: The notes from the nose culminate in the body, building to the climax (do beer reviews ever sound sexualized...?) Yet the notes are more restrained than the Extra Stout in Ireland. They're muted, draining the flavour from the hops. The best way I can think to describe it is that the Guinness is "dunkelized" for the German consumers. The coffee does come through on the finish, but even the roasted barley is shockingly held back. It's still balanced and built well, but it's not the Guinness I've enjoyed for nine straight months living in Ireland; that much I'm sure of (and yes, I'm comparing the extra stout to the extra stout, not the draught to the extra stout or the foreign extra to the extra stout. I know what I'm doing here, thanks).

Mf: Shockingly wet and smooth for a stout, let alone a Guinness. There's a touch of coarseness on the climax, but otherwise it's deprived of the most essential characteristics of an Irish dry stout. There it is in the title: "dry" stout. Inconceivable.

Dr: Almost merits reclassification as a dunkel. They gutted this for the German market. The chocolate and cream are nice, as is the beer, but it just isn't the Guinness quality I expect. Very affordable in Berlin for an import (around two euro, making it cheaper than Guinness in Ireland).

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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