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
Ranking:
#26,149
Reviews:
1,420
Ratings:
4,396
pDev:
15.01%
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
1,272
Trade:
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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
4.48/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of wristshot0
4.6/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Black with moderate, darker tan head and heavy lacing. Smells similar to Guinness, a nearly homogenous blend of toasty, roasted malt with some chocolate and coffee. Taste is also similar leaning a bit more towards the chocolate and coffee rather than the malt. A noticeable alcohol taste is present. It's just the smallest bit sweet, with moderate bitterness. Not a terribly full mouth feel. Pretty heavy carbonation.

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Photo of StevoQ452
4.78/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AmitC
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chris826
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bcordell
2.87/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of C_Adams
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of terpsnskins
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lacikuss
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Selenite
3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Spaten454
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chitoryu12
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Deep black with a small tan head.

Smell: Roasted nuts, coffee, and sweet chocolate.

Taste: Heavily roasted bitter malt, but not much else.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thin for a stout, with heavier carbonation.

Overall: While I like regular Guinness on draft, the bottled Extra Stout fails to live up.

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Photo of jaytee4290
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jem1121
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
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