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 SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,941
Reviews:
1,409
Ratings:
4,349
pDev:
15.01%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
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Photo of Aca2323
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Piwo
4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Excellent dark brown I'd expect of a stout. Large, light brown head as it pours, reduces quickly to a small layer, but never 100% goes away. A real treat on the eyes.

Smell: Prevalent scents are chocolate and malt, with small amounts of dark fruityness.

Taste: Initially a lot of coffee taste and hints of chocolate. Warms deliciously to more chocolate, with the fruit coming out ever so slightly. Finishes moderately bitterly.

Feel: Pretty smooth, heavy but not syrupy. The carbonation is prevalent but not overpowering. Overall not too bad of a mouthfeel, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Overall: An all around pleasant and flavorful stout. Heavier than regular Guinness Draught and less refreshing, but the flavor and aroma more than make up for this. In my opinion, definitely worth the extra buck or two over the standard draught.
This beer was a real joy, and I'd definitely purchase it again.

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

Photo of Walnut
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaker07
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TaunusKnudsen
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobstockwell
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WDWAoT
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown almost black color. Rudy tinged around the edges when held to the light. Tan head dissipates slowly but never completely.

Aroma has notes of bakers chocolate, roasted malts, cocoa, hint of condensed milk.

Taste follows the nose with strong notes of chocolate, roasted malts, cocoa, and a hint of tobacco. Bittering hops come through on the finish and linger on the palate. Not much sweetness here.

Feel has a nice smooth feel with mild carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall this is in my mind the classic Irish Dry stout and it benefits so much from not being on nitro.

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Photo of bbtkd
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Guinness Extra Stout, 5.6% ABV. Pours black with a one finger tan head. Nose is malty, with some chocolate, and strong cola. Taste follows with cola prevailing, not bitter. Excellent mouthfeel, and true to style, dry. Overall outstanding. I prefer this to their draught.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. Bottle

Poured into a DFH glass a pretty nice dark brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a nice thick/creamy one-finger light tan head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, very slight vanilla. The taste is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, very slight vanilla. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely, nice little sweetness. Overall, a tasty brew. A nice thirst quencher.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2-oz bottle into porter/stout glass

A - 2 fingers medium tan over a body of pitch black

S - grainy malt, cola sweetness, touch of smoke, hint of dark fruit

T - roasted malt, grassy bitterness, sugar sweetness, roasted coffee finish

M - medium body (a bit light for the style), high carbonation

O - no bells or whistles here; just a good ol' fashioned stout

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Photo of Riff
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color with a slight tan colored head a couple of fingers thick. Smell is coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit in particular raisins, and a little wood char. Taste is lightly chocolate, a little bit of herbal bitterness, almost a flat cola like flavor, hint of coffee and dark fruit towards the end. Lighter body, mild carbonation. Surprising, certainly like it better than the nitro version.

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Photo of hopsputin
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a: silky matte black color with a large 2-3 finger rocky tan head

s: roasted malt, milk chocolate, cola, charred wood, and just a touch of earthy hops. finish is more milk chocolate

t: follows the nose quite well. thin milk chocolate and roasted malt up front. there is a small bitterness from the roasted malt behind that as well as a touch of cola-like sweetness. the finish is more of the roasted malt

m: lighter mouthfeel (think regular Guinness, just no nitro), with moderate carbonation

o: a nice example of the style. thin, with good flavors. easy to drink, with just a hint of roasted bitterness. worth a pickup for sure

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Photo of Luig
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caahare
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid black, just above average medium body. Feels just slightly creamy and thick but not overly heavy. Aroma is roasted malt,raisins, and other dark fruit as well as dark yeasty bread. Taste is very similar, malt and dark fruit as well as a dark malty bread element. Tough for me to say anything negative because it's a decent solid stout and it's just a classic beer

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of travelguy
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bridgtd
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marvicsin
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,349 ratings