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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original)Guinness Extra Stout (Original)
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3.73/5
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4,274 Ratings
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:
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Added by SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,491
Reviews:
1,394
Ratings:
4,274
pDev:
15.01%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
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110
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1,189
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep brown color, almost ruby in some spots allowing light to shine through without too much trouble; khaki head, doesn't last for long and doesn't leave any lacing behind on the glass. The aroma is faint and difficult to pick up on; roasted barley, malts, grains, and honestly not much else. You might be able to say mocha or coffee, but I'm just not getting any of it. Maybe some very, very faint, dark fruit sweetness, but that's about it. Taste delivers a bit more than the aroma; roasted and charred malt and barley, toasted grains, nice alcohol presence, grapes, wine-like sweetness, slight bitter coffee; hop profile is dry, ashy, and proves to be more bitter than expected, but not overwhelming. The alcohol flavor is surprisingly noticeable despite being only 6% ABV. Medium body with a medium-high amount of carbonation; the brew finishes very dry and almost even crisp on the palate.

Not the best offering out there, but I would choose this over the Guinness Draught almost any day (unless my goal was to drink as much beer as possible).

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Thin, matte black color. A gentle khaki head.

Smells of licorice & charred bread. Simple enough.

Watered down coffee & toasted brown bread, with anise drawing from the middle on through to the end.

Soft texture, but it burns a bit going down.

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

Grabbed this one in a "make your own six pack." No freshness date. I drank it slow, and allowed it to warm a little.

Appearance: Dark brown color with a healthy finger of tan head. Mild lacing.

Smell: Rich roasted malts mostly.

Taste: Super rich malts with a nicely bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Extra Stout is smooth beer. Medium-full bodied.

Overall: I'll start by saying that the American "Guinness Draught" does not exist for me. This is Guinness. It's a nice stout that I enjoy occasionally. There are better choices, but Guinness Extra Stout always tastes good.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,274 ratings
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