Guinness Extra Stout (Original) | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original)Guinness Extra Stout (Original)

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Guinness Ltd.

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000

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The beer pours a pitch black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a stiff, black malt bitterness along with a bone dry finish. It doesn't seem too complex; basically black patent and chocolate malts. The taste is decent. It has a dry black malt flavor; bitter and earthy. There is little depth besides maybe a bit of chocolate malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a solid Irish stout. It's basic, yet smooth and easy drinking.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a nice dark brown with a tan colored head about half an inch thick, nice red/garnet accents when held to the light. little clumps of lacing all around the glass, not too shabby. not terribly impressive though.

s: smells like a more guinness-y guinness really, there are some roasted malts there, signature guinness smells, less burnt though, a little bit of chocolate, and i can't help but notice a distinct smell of chlorine/pool water? glass was clean too...hmmmm. slightly sour guinness smell as well.

t: pretty nice on the chocolate, not too much initially for the roasted/burnt flavor, still it is there, a nice black coffee flavor, not strong coffee, but just coffee. definitely a hop presence in this one that isn't in the draught guinness. clean and earthy, piney. not too bad. slight earthy aftertaste.

m: relatively thick, it isn't an export stout or imperial stout, but still is pretty hefty in the mouth, very smooth, not much carbonation. not too shabby.

d: not quite as drinkable as the draught, but still not too bad. i could easily see drinking a few of these.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
3.71 out of 5 based on 4,217 ratings.
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