Guinness Extra Stout (Original) | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original)Guinness Extra Stout (Original)

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Guinness Ltd.

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000

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A: Very dark, almost completely black but allowing a strong light to shine revealing a very dark brow with a deep garnet hue and good clarity. The persistent light-tan head is made of compact bubble.

S: Moderate coffee and dark molasses aromas with some roasted barley notes. There are no hops nor diacetyl aromas. A light dark fruit aroma as well.

T: Well there the moderate roast with a grainy sharpness right up front per style. There is a moderately-low flavor of unsweetened chocolate along with a some molasses. The is a moderately-light hops bitterness and no perceived hops flavor. The balance between bitter and sweet is about even. The finish is dry with a coffee like aftertaste.

M: It seems kind of thin even though it's medium to medium-full bodied with a moderate carbonation.

O: It seems pretty fruity for the style but it's the way my brain adds the molasses and the dark to seem stronger than they really are.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,299 ratings
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