Guinness Extra Stout (Original) | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Extra Stout (Original)Guinness Extra Stout (Original)
4,259 Ratings
Guinness Extra Stout (Original)Guinness Extra Stout (Original)

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.

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

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

Draft Beer in a Guinness glass of course.

Appearance: Wonderful dark dark brown with creamy cream colored head.

Smell: Don't know...

Taste: Yum!!! Yeah - that's all I got.

Mouthfeel: Creamy goodness!!!

Overall: Currently my favorite beer. I have not found anything that beat the appearance, taste, mouthfeel or overall experience of a Guinness.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As a lover of stout, this Irish-brewed beer will always be a go-to for me. Obviously nothing beats a Guinness on draught, but I have had them out of a 12oz bottle and the pint can with a CO2 cartridge in it. It is a very dark, opaque with a swirling bronze color amidst its black depths. After pour it has a thick, frothy two-three finger head that leaves a heavy lacing. The smell alerts one to the bitterness in this stout, and it holds true to that promise, as it is a heavy, dark, toffee, and nutty taste. The discerning drinker might even note a hint of caramel malts. While it goes great with food, one might even say a Guinness is a meal in itself because of its thickness. I would recommend this to any who prefer a darker, bitter glass for their pleasure. Another great drink with Guinness is a black and tan made with a Bass or other type of lighter ale for a delicious layered beverage. Enjoy one for the Olde Country!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - Guinness. Blackish-brown, can't see through it. Finger and a half of pretty thick, creamy head. Decent lacing.

S - Malts, not much hops. Some chocolate and grains like barley. All with a slightly burnt taste. Toasty, maybe.

T - Along with the sensations listed in smell, there's some coffee taste, too. Hard to describe; I often find myself describing other beers and "Guinness-flavored" and have difficulty elaborating more.

M - This particular bottle had considerably more carbonation than I remember, but it's been awhile since I had the bottled Extra Stout vs. the bottled Draught. Smooth otherwise, a bit bitter.

O - Good stuff, but nothing beats a Guinness out of the tap.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
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