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): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,204
Reviews:
1,380
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
1,133
For Trade:
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Photo of Mojopin88
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Weezle94
4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mamaraza
4.34/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DaveCash
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rufus1
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque darkest brown with one finger creamy tan head that dissipates quickly. Good lacing. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Bread and roasted malt. Great flavor. Bitter chocolate. Expresso. The afore mentioned roasted malt, almost sweet chocolate with a mild bitter finish. Like many this was my first stout. Tastes great and earned a spot in my beer fridge yes ago.

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Photo of informaticsDoc
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thewill450
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aidanb1205
4.79/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jbehlar
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pav42
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JSG18
4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Very solid.

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Photo of AtaraxiaDnB
2.55/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of VictoriaTyagunova
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emeyer
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hephaestos
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chippo33
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lorenzai_Konstantinov
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured hard into a tulip, one finger head that held on for about a minute before dying to a persistent foam on top. Look is beautiful, very dark basically black unless held up to a light, then you'll see a bit of Ruby red in there. The nose is a subtle coffee and the trademark Guinness sour. I don't get the chocolate others mention. Taste is good, a deep coffee-ish flavor profile with a very subtle chocolate sweetness and that Guinness Tang. It also has a slightly alcoholic finish to it. The mentioned sweetness will linger in the mouth for a while and is pleasant. The feel is a bit chewy and completely appropriate for a stout. Overall it's a nice beer but it lacks complexity as many stouts do. What is there is nice and appropriate for the style, which it should be because Guinness basically invented the style! You could drink a whole sixer of these without blinking. Everyone should try at least once! *I'd like to add an amendment. The alcohol content of this beer has dropped to 5.7% as per the label on my bottle.*

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Photo of ArizonaBeerBear
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my go-to beer. A little harder to find than the draught, but worth looking for. Recently found this beer in an 18 oz bottle.
Appearance is great, dark chocolate brown with ruby highlights, thick caramel head that lasts with excellent lacing.
Nice chocolate and coffee flavors, with a thick and smooth feel.
If you're a stout lover (me!), this is pretty tasty beer that is pretty easily available.

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Photo of NorthernLightsMN
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried the extra stout after trying a normal draught. Here are my thoughts.

L - Great. Pours a dark brown, almost black. Very good retention.

S - Notes of dark coffee, dark chocolate, and a little molasses.

T - Pretty similar to the aroma with a little more grain than a normal Guinness.

F - Goes down easy, Not a ton of carbonation, but slips down nice and easy.

O - Still don't like it as much as a normal Guinness Draught, but I'd take one of these any day of the week.

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Photo of Zombiefeynman
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 8BaconBits
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.71 out of 5 based on 4,204 ratings.
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