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 #66
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,078
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 14.93%
Reviews:
1,557
Ratings:
4,826
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 06, 2024
Added:
Nov 12, 2000
Wants:
  139
Gots:
  1,410
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

This is the USA/Canada version of Guinness Original Extra Stout
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Ratings by Gemini6:
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Rated by Gemini6 from Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 17, 2022
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Rated: 4.02 by robotic_being from Illinois

Feb 06, 2024
 
Rated: 4.35 by TheilerW from Michigan

Feb 05, 2024
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Reviewed by Pipeknight81 from Texas

4.94/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer convinced me to go with stouts. Ingredients agree with my stomach, now that I am older. Tastes and smells of dark chocolate cherries and roasted barley. Looks like a refreshing evening ahead. Mouthfeel is smooth and warm. Excellent for all kinds of weather.
Jan 26, 2024
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Unknown date on the bottle (I don't know their code); drank 1/14/24 @ Roadrunner Lodge.

Dark brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge tan head; frothy lacing remained.

Cream, oats & mild chocolate notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Cream, oats & mild chocolate flavors; mild dark fruit notes emerged as this warmed.

Easy to drink but quite flavorful. A classic for a reason.
Jan 22, 2024
 
Rated: 3.19 by arjanm from Netherlands

Jan 20, 2024
 
Rated: 4.25 by MEnoMoney

Jan 13, 2024
 
Rated: 2.75 by SeanP99 from North Carolina

Jan 11, 2024
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I haven't had this in years, and can't believe I've never reviewed.

Pours very dark but not opaque. Brown-black. Excellent lingering tan head. Lacing is limited but persists fairly well.

Herbal and dark fruit notes on the nose along with ashy roasted notes.

Deceptive caramel sweetness on the very tip of the tongue. Licorice and dark fruit on the finish. Coffee and roasted notes in the middle. Well balanced.

Medium bodied, mildly but pleasantly carbonated, and very drinkable.

Somehow better than the original in nearly every way. The flavor and aroma are more distinguished.
Jan 06, 2024
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

4.37/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A 2" light chestnut foam occupies the top of a Guinness Nonic glass, and gradually settles to 1/4" above the flair. A filigree of lace begins to coat the glass after the first sip. The beer is black, with very dark cola highlights that are only visible when put to light.

Rich baker's chocolate and roasted malt. Some wheat bread. Strong cold black coffee as it warms.

The flavor is all roasted malt. Bitterness and sweetness are in balance. Wheat bread and walnuts give way to a lingering finish that is mild to strong. Warmth brings dark chocolate.

A creamy smooth texture with a light body. Alcohol is as expected. Carbonation is creamy.

I just might prefer this to the standard Guinness (available in my youth). Blasphemy to some perhaps, but so it is. The two are similar, and in my opinion the texture is the only significant difference.
Jan 02, 2024
 
Rated: 3.84 by aklavall from Canada (AB)

Jan 02, 2024
 
Rated: 1 by paylstep from Canada (ON)

Jan 01, 2024
 
Rated: 4.52 by Crazymantis91 from California

Dec 11, 2023
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Rated by beerboss36

3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Would have benefited from being nitrogenated, the dry stout didn’t have the full creamy feel I was expecting.
Dec 07, 2023
 
Rated: 3.76 by HS676 from Pennsylvania

Dec 07, 2023
 
Rated: 4.38 by KeithGreatNorth from Canada (BC)

Dec 03, 2023
 
Rated: 4.35 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Nov 12, 2023
 
Rated: 4.12 by loch8534 from Illinois

Nov 10, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by Iggy88 from Ohio

Nov 07, 2023
 
Rated: 4.04 by MakerMachiav from England

Oct 28, 2023
Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 4826 ratings