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:
#28,160
Reviews:
1,415
Ratings:
4,367
pDev:
15.01%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
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113
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

every time i drink one of these i am reminded just how good it is. this is seriously special beer, timeless and traditional and famous for a reason. i think it does as good a job or better than any other beer of showcasing dark roasted barley in a relatively isolated context. its european and very dry sure, and obviously there is a flavorful guinness ale yeast at work here as well, but this is such a wonderful expression of the dark grain, its really in a class of its own. the color is coal black, the head is tan and creamy, and there is a profound nuttiness to the nose and taste, chestnut and bread crusts and the little burnt bubbles on good wood fired pizza crust. subtle dark chocolate and minerals, bone dry though, no sugar here at all, and its balanced in a unique way as such. i love the depth here, it seems to reach a little deeper than most on the grain side, and it always tastes fresh to me, which is so uncommon in an import. this grain flavor, wrapped up with the yeast, is second to none in this category, and its one of the beers of lore that really has held up to the test of time. i need to remind myself to keep this in the regular rotation, its one of a kind, and its a standard others should be held to. the depth of grain flavor and the dryness together make truly a classic!

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Photo of CCUChants2016
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It is what you expect from Guinness. Great rich flavor with bite in the back end. Dark and deep complexion. Smooth flavor a great sipping beer.

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Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of RMW66
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersampler6
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly smooth, tasty bottled stout. Nice deep rich black color with some tan head, a little lingering lacing. Smells of dark chocolate and roast coffee, tastes the same along with some malt and caramel. Fairly smooth finish and mouthfeel, just the right amount of carbonation. Would love to get this on tap one day.

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Photo of dschwartz13
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mitchrcote
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damilton5
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of singletary
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a nice dark black color with a tan head that stays with it throughout the glass. I get a little smell of chocolate, but I have had a stopped up noise for a week so that may be while I did not smell much. The taste is coffee at first then it gets more chocolate, nice and sweet. The feel is heavy but smooth to drink. Overall I was very pleased and would prefer this over the draugh.

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Photo of Chilmer
2.16/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mr-Beer
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black Gold... Almost. The Guinness Draught is much better. This beer is smooth nutty hints of chocolate and coffee make this a decent bottled beer. Again the Draught is so much better

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Photo of YJY
2.54/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Ixchel
4.66/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Love this, 2 of these gets me relaxed and even a little tipsy, enough to be like "Yeah I'm feeling good". Tastes good, however it says on the bottle that they use caramel, there is no taste of caramel but it still tastes great. Bitter, but bitter in a sense of good ingredients, not bitter in a sense of bad beer. You can tell when you taste it that it is quality beer. Would buy again!

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Photo of dataslal
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KMillard
4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Glad to have the Irish bottles rather than the Canadian bottles here in the US again- a bit less make flavor, yet none of the acrid taste. Consistently good stout. Not as much flavor as some of the American micros, but a good standard to come back to. Try again if you're in US and have not sampled in a while.

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Photo of cuy50
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aca2323
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Piwo
4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Excellent dark brown I'd expect of a stout. Large, light brown head as it pours, reduces quickly to a small layer, but never 100% goes away. A real treat on the eyes.

Smell: Prevalent scents are chocolate and malt, with small amounts of dark fruityness.

Taste: Initially a lot of coffee taste and hints of chocolate. Warms deliciously to more chocolate, with the fruit coming out ever so slightly. Finishes moderately bitterly.

Feel: Pretty smooth, heavy but not syrupy. The carbonation is prevalent but not overpowering. Overall not too bad of a mouthfeel, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Overall: An all around pleasant and flavorful stout. Heavier than regular Guinness Draught and less refreshing, but the flavor and aroma more than make up for this. In my opinion, definitely worth the extra buck or two over the standard draught.
This beer was a real joy, and I'd definitely purchase it again.

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

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

Photo of Jaker07
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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