Guinness Extra Stout (Original)
Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Extra Stout (Original)Guinness Extra Stout (Original)
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From:
Guinness Ltd.
 
Ireland
Style:
Irish Dry Stout
Ranked #58
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
85
Ranked #23,082
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 14.93%
Reviews:
1,535
Ratings:
3,227
Status:
Active
Rated:
Tuesday at 02:27 AM
Added:
Nov 12, 2000
Wants:
  135
Gots:
  1,397
SCORE
85
Very Good
Guinness Extra Stout (Original)Guinness Extra Stout (Original)
Notes: 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
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Rated: 4.73 by LagerMan_US from Maine

Tuesday at 02:27 AM
 
Rated: 3.73 by Slyde180 from Texas

Saturday at 03:39 PM
 
Rated: 4.52 by Beecham from California

Jan 22, 2023
 
Rated: 4.22 by datstankadank from New Jersey

Jan 06, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
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Reviewed by travis1108 from Missouri

3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
It's my go to when I just want a beer and they don't have any craft selection. Almost always "good" never great. Sometimes terrible. I suspect it's a freshness thing but I never think to look.
Dec 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by jft944 from Tennessee

Dec 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by runlikeakenyan from Indiana

Dec 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.87 by Mardinae from Texas

Dec 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by Ananabiya

Nov 23, 2022
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Given to me as a single 12oz bottle from a friend. Poured into a red wine glass.

L - Clear & pitch black, with a one-finger pale tan head. Head goes away decently quick. Fantastic lacing.
S - Brown bread crust, cocoa, roasted malt notes. Slight note of stone fruit.
T - Dried stone fruit, raisin. Roasted chocolate. Brown bread. Slight nuttiness. Bittersweet, with a dry coffee grounds finish.
F - Light-medium in body, with plenty of carbonation. Chewy. Super drinkable.
O - I enjoyed this one quite a bit! When you try this, I wouldn't compare it to the OG Guinness everyone is familiar with. It's a fine example of itself, and I would definitely purchase a pack of this myself.
Nov 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.36 by Beergod420 from Texas

Oct 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.2 by Massbook

Oct 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.26 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Oct 09, 2022
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had Guinness Extra Stout a few times over the years, most recently in Oct. 2022 poured from 11.2-oz. bottle, label stamped "L20SSGDOOS," into tulip pint.

Pours apparently absolutely-black, but deep amber-brown when backlit, with 1-finger light-tan head, initially dimpled as if oat-influenced, with excellent retention, pulling chunky lace down the glass. Aroma of sweet milk off pour, then a little dark fruit, and some nice florals and mild caramel as warms. Begins with a little carbonation, hop bite and mild roast malts, over some sweet mild caramel malt, and a little light fruit, before a nicely bitter, mild roasted malt finish.

As an unrepentant, sentimental fan of Guinness Draught for going on 40 years, I confess I like the Extra Stout because it adverts to the classic but also is rather good.
Oct 05, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
22oz bottle into a pint glass. Coding not helpful in determining age.

Looks as it should, black body, tan head. Nice scattered lacing.

Light aroma, a faint coffee note, even a raisin or two.

On tasting, slightly bitter and quite roasty. A little drying. None of the creaminess of the draught version.

Mouth between medium and full, finish better coffee roast.

Overall, haven't had this in many a year, nice to be reunited with an old friend.
Oct 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.54 by SeabN

Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Castler from Indiana

4.63/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
I tried it for the first time and love it. It tastes like Budweiser but it goes down smooth w/o competition from its ingredients. It don't taste watered down like some beers nor does it taste like horse piss haha.

I can't comment on look as I always drink straight outta the bottle - cans included.

Smell - smells like it tastes. Bold in character, you can tell alot thru smell, if its pleasing to the nose, its pleasing to the palate. Which this is both ways.
Aug 04, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Guinness is where it all started for me. In a world where the challenge was to quaff Genessee Beer until my friends deposited me on my parents’ doorstep and rang the bell, I was introduced to Guinness by an Irish man. He said ‘if you’re going to drink beer, drink Good Beer’. I never forgot that.,.

The One that started my never ending search for Better Stout, I think of Guinness every time.
Familiar, roasty, toasty, just the right amount if carbonation, nice aroma, and, they say, it’s Good For Me.
I’ll have another, please.,.
Jul 13, 2022
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Reviewed by CobraChicken

3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Dark and slightly roasted with hints of chocolate and coffee. Bittersweet and pleasant. I know that the mouthfeel is different when it’s poured from a draft as opposed to straight out of the bottle, but I kinda wanted a little more carbonation. However, it is silky smooth and easy to enjoy.
Jul 07, 2022
 
Rated: 2.75 by bkwagie

Jun 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Black in color with minimal light penetration. There’s a fingernail of brown around the rim and covering most of the top. Moderate, soapy lacing. The aroma is of dark roasted malt and a hint of smoke. I’m tasting dark roasted malt, toasted nuts, and just a suggestion of smoke. The mouth is lightly sticky, chewy, and dry.
Jun 26, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.78 by clm9 from North Carolina

Jun 06, 2022
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Reviewed by AudioFileZ from Alabama

4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I wonder sometimes what people expect in a beer. I have plenty of friends that drink Coors Light 24/7-365. They must have a corn fetish? Personally I hate "corn water". I only concede any ground when the thermometer goes north of 95-degrees and then I'll take a Corona, Victoria, or Modelo...keep the twist thank you. To get to the point I think "real" beer should be somewhat complex and accessible. That's what Guiness Extra Stout is. The world's most popular non-alcoholic beverages would include coffee, tea, and cola and it's no mistake that Guiness has elements of all of these universally adored drinks. The complexity comes from the combination of malted grain sugars in the right naturally carbonated mix. Extra Stout has it and regular draught, to me, doesn't even if it has ten nitro balls. Extra Stout has the "correct" mouth feel which is refreshing and clean. Extra Stout has the balance of chocolates, coffees, dates, and bitters. It's almost a miracle a rather full and heavy beer is so refreshing and drinkable. Like a great steak there will come a point where enough is enough and more would be an insult. Even so I can drink a whole sixer of this rather full-bodied brew though I'd probably stop at around three or four mostly. I think this may be the world's best beer. Just an opinion like something else. LOL.
May 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Dragonfyre51 from California

4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Refreshing, toasty and bitter at the same time. It has a strong baking cocoa kind of flavor and a pleasantly bitter char/smoke aftertaste, but the finish is crisp and clean, it's not heavy like I would have expected. Guinness is hit or miss for me but I really like this one!
May 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.31 by alexvhrk from Wisconsin

May 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Schmidtty

4.87/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Guinness Extra Stout is in a class by itself. It's heavy and refreshingly light at the same time. It's not cloyingly thick, but clean. It has a wonderful roasted flavor--almost burnt--but not quite. I would say it has an almost dark chocolate sense about it.
On a cold winter day, this would be a great choice while sitting by the fire.
Apr 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by Lelampp from Ohio

Apr 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.19 by Tadwinks from Virginia

Apr 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by JamesLeung from Florida

Apr 02, 2022
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
22 ounce bottle poured into a nonic style pint glass.

Blacking out the pint with root beer brown edges and two inches of mocha foam. The head has good retention and leaves plenty of lace. Nose is malt forward and roasty with a subtle sweet fruit and chocolate aroma. Tasting roasty, medium bitter and fairly dry with a lasting bitter finish. Medium bodied with high-ish carbonation giving some bite to a mostly smooth drink. Always a solid option.
Mar 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Look - 11.2 fl oz bottle, poured into a Guinness pint glass. dark brown in color, but transparent if you shine a light through it. big foamy three finger head with moderate retention and a lot of lacing.

Smell - some coffee, less dark chocolate, and heavily roasted malts. smells nice and hearty.

Taste - mild coffee-esque bitterness hits the tongue first, followed by light sweetness. black coffee flavor lingers in the finish, which is dry.

Feel - medium bodied, high carbonation, and a bit more boozy than the typical Irish stout at 5.6%.

Overall - relative to Guinness draught, this one is a bit more rough on the edges and packs a slight more punch, both of which I prefer. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Mar 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by averageninjaface from Alaska

Mar 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by KrissyKat6 from New York

Mar 18, 2022
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Rated by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Totally loved it! Like coffee with vanilla ice cream cheers! Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!
Mar 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Mar 17, 2022
Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
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