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:
4,190
Reviews:
1,379
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
1,121
For Trade:
0
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3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours very dark as expected. Small tan head which settles rather quickly.

S - Very nice! Malty and a bit chocolaty. Not overly complex.

T - More complex than the smell, there is a bit of faint sweetness which almost has a cherry like quality that fades into a more bitter coffee like flavor. Not bad.

M - Nothing special. Lighter and less of a creamy feel than normal Guinness Dry Stout.

O - I think it's a bit better than the average stout, but it's nothing to go searching hard for either.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite beers. I drank the first bottle without food however i paired the second with a chocolate croissant (odd combination) but it actually worked quite well and I discovered that this beer pairs quite well with dark chocolates.

A- the appearance is good, it pours black with pretty visible carbonation with a light brown 2 finger head. The head dissipates after around 3-4 minutes.

S- smell is the one aspect of this beer I feel is lacking. The smell is quite underwhelming compared to the complexity of the taste.

T- The one word that comes to mind is burnt, and i dont mean this in a bad way at all. The strong burnt flavor is wonderfully counterbalanced by a slight creaminess. Hints of caramel are also present.

M- Great mouthfeel, feels thick with a perfect amount of carbonation and there is no unpleasant aftertaste or residual "slimy" feeling

O- great beer and everyone should try this beer at least once. Not for everyone but someone who enjoys dark beer will appreciate this, I greatly prefer this to the regular Guinness

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

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
3.71 out of 5 based on 4,190 ratings.
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