Guinness Extra Stout (Original) | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original)Guinness Extra Stout (Original)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aroma: Medium and balanced. A roast character with subtle fermentation fruitiness

Flavor: A perfect rounded flavor of bitter and sweet

Palate: Smooth with a slight bite leading to a dry finish

Appearance: Distinctively black full bodied liquid with a rich creamy head

Added by AsburyParkJMH on 11-12-2000

BEER STATS
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#26,838
Reviews:
1,422
Ratings:
4,412
pDev:
15.01%
 
 
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Photo of Liquorsmurf
4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Less creamy darker guiness.

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Photo of VictorSage
4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FxLB
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KJG09
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got the job done. A bit bitter but has a rich texture. Very attractive dark beer.

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Photo of Rex35
3.12/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Doesn't taste good, just like a too strong black coffee. but the feel is nice.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.98/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Lesiergreshman
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cdriver0414
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hjc550
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Actually first tried this as a mistake. Sent someone out to get me a six pack of Guinness draught and they came back with extra stout. I ended up loving it. Has the same kind of flavor profile as draught but everything is accentuated. Dark chocolate and coffee flavor comes through strong. Great with a steak or some barbecue.

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Photo of JohnDon
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmokySignals
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Finally grabbed a 6 pack of this legend.
Pours very dark near black of course, and a great head is easily attained. It lingers and leaves nice lacing.
My noise is stuffed up, but it smells great chocolatey roast and a deep calming note of some kind.
Coffee-choco flavor is balanced with the roast bitterness and is so smooth and easy drinking.
Abrupt, pronounced finish, and a plate's request for more. Almost watery, but in a very very good way. A few swishes and it famous up so rich. No wonder it's a Classic.
It took me forever to get these, but I do highly recommend trying it asap. Superb mild weather dark.

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Photo of Kdouble
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Calmbat
4.67/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rhuggins11
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of soundaurora
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarryLove81
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Smells fantastic. Doesn't quite get that big thick head you'd expect and cherish with a Guinness. Head dissipates rather quickly which is slightly disappointing. Surprisingly light mouth feel, not much lacing. But this is a tasty beer. The times I've drank this I've drunk it pretty quickly because I really enjoy the flavors. Can't help myself. I'm not gonna say it's incredibly complex because it isn't but it's very solid and has a great flavor profile of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit, with a bit of a bitter finish. Worth making a steady beer to pick up.

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbu0126
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DCPremo
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mustela_Man
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheGent
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Six pack from Market Basket.
Solid dark brown in color with a thin tan head that persists. Rich roasty coffee aroma and flavor with hints of dark fruit earth and touch of tartness. Tasty as always.

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Photo of Pirulee
2.62/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Bsimpson91
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The first thing that comes to mind about this beer; Bold, Rich and Complex. The smell first reminded me of BBQ sauce but as I thought about it, The smell was really smoke-like with a note of Chocolate coverd raisins. When you think of chocolate, Think imported european chocolate. The Taste is very Bold and Complex. This beer really takes some time to understand all of its nuance flavors. Ultimatly, Its very Smokey with that Chocolate covered raisin fruitiness. Maybe Chocolate covered Cherry as well. I can't find much coffee-like flavors at all. There is very little hop bitterness to speak of. The Roasted Malt makes up most of what you taste. To generalize, its Bitter-sweet. The feel is medium on the palette, Its not really creamy however, it is very rich and sits on your stomach like you've just had a meal. I really enjoyed this beer but I would choose to drink it on rare occations. This beer would be wonderfull to par with steak, potatos, sharp cheeses and BBQ.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,412 ratings