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 #69
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,817
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 14.93%
Reviews:
1,561
Ratings:
4,842
Status:
Active
Rated:
Wednesday at 06:32 PM
Added:
Nov 12, 2000
Wants:
  140
Gots:
  1,412
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 robotic_being:
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Rated by robotic_being from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 06, 2024
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Rated: 3.74 by Adam_stewart from Canada (ON)

Wednesday at 06:32 PM
 
Rated: 5 by stevenwalk from Missouri

Apr 06, 2024
 
Rated: 4.02 by oneeye from Pennsylvania

Mar 29, 2024
 
Rated: 3.75 by mmarrero

Mar 27, 2024
 
Rated: 4.24 by Bitburger from Vermont

Mar 20, 2024
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Reviewed by Orca from Washington

3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
19.2oz can (code L3345GE005 23:39 on bottom, code W3EK25A on side, brewed in Ireland) into an English pint glass. Pours a uniform brownish black with a big, loose, sudsy tannish-white head that settles to a nice seafoam cap on the beer, some patchy lace around the sides of the glass.

Aroma is roasty and a bit minerally, subtle, delicate, clean. Not picking up notes of much anything, but what’s there suggests dark roasted malt and water.

Taste is likewise clean and malty, a blend of bitter and sweet. The quality of the water is on full display here—beers often mask or hide the taste of the water behind massive malt and hops, but here it’s used as an ingredient just as important as the others.

Mouthfeel is also not watery but also not thick, heavy, or chewy. In a word, this beer is drinkable. One could easily put away several pints without thinking much about it or even necessarily tasting the beer all that much. Nice dry finish leaves you constantly craving another sip.

Overall, it’s safe to say there’s a reason Guinness is as popular as it is. This is an enjoyable, unassuming, straightforward beer that is clearly made quite well. My socks are not knocked off, my head is not blown. I can simply enjoy this classic stout for what it is.
Mar 19, 2024
 
Rated: 3.78 by hopley from Massachusetts

Mar 18, 2024
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Better than I expected, this is a good take on the style and considering the ABV, punching above its weight. The taste is solid, the feel is great and the appearance beautiful. Nice beer.
Mar 18, 2024
 
Rated: 3.69 by funku2 from Colorado

Mar 17, 2024
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Rated by Murph1028

5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
It's my favorite. It's a perfect bitter stout
Mar 17, 2024
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Reviewed by LeinenkugelDrinker from Nevada

4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Look: Pure black with a luscious light-brown head.
Smell: Excellent. Sweet and roasted.
Taste: A strong bitterness with coffee undertones subsides to a sweet, fruit-filled finish.
Feel: Superb. Light and medium-bodied.
Overall: Great beer, especially for today (St. Patrick's Day)
Mar 17, 2024
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Reviewed by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Enjoyed on tap at T.J. Smith's in Warrington, PA. Served in a Guinness pint glass.

Came to the table with a downward cascading massive beige head. Deep, dark, almost black color. Totally opaque. The dense head subsided but still lasted until the very last sip.

Not much on the nose except some roasted malts.

A tasty stout. Slightly bitter, acidic taste with flavors of deep roasted malts and chocolate. The ABV isn't noticeable.

Thin consistancy, moderate carbonation.

I've had a Guinness stout many times but never rated. I'm a huge stout fan and Guinness isn't a beer I usually purchase just due to the fact I like a more full-bodied, creamier stout. However, I was pleasantly surprised that I really enjoyed this after a long absence. Very easy drinking, not too filling and a nice brew to celebrate St. Patty's Day eve with...cheers!
Mar 16, 2024
 
Rated: 3.96 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Mar 07, 2024
 
Rated: 4.44 by hankboris from Texas

Mar 05, 2024
 
Rated: 4.2 by galeforce from Illinois

Mar 05, 2024
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Reviewed by turfy from Texas

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Black body with a healthy light tan, 1 finger head. My nose picks up roasted malt, bread, and some nuttiness. Taste is of roasted malt and hop bitterness. Very nice mouthfeel…smooth, creamy, deep body and fine carbonation. A perfect example of the style.
Mar 03, 2024
 
Rated: 3.49 by mltobin from Connecticut

Mar 03, 2024
 
Rated: 4.35 by TheilerW from Michigan

Feb 05, 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