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

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4,205
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Avg:
3.71
pDev:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thirty years must have passed since Guinness Extra Stout passed from the bottle into my mouth. My best recollection was that I hated it. But at the time I was used to Miller High Life, Budweiser, and Strohs. Oh the folly of youth!!

In my mind there is a reason why Guinness Extra Stout is so iconic. It pours a deep ebony with the fringes showing some ruby red. The head is minimal, but what there is, appears a beautiful khaki color. There is some residual lacing, but it is not very pronounced.

It smells of honey, grass, and strangely enough I picked up some notes not dissimilar to soy sauce. Very subtle and understated.

Mouthfeel is robust with exactly the right amount of carbonation.

Taste is complex. Upon first taste, there is a pleasing sweetness which passes seamlessly into a sour taste and finally an assertive dry bitterness on the finish that leaves a coffee aftertaste.

I know Guinness Extra Stout is one of the better known and widely distributed imports, but that doesn't make it bad. In fact it would be in my top 10%. Recommended!!!

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
3.71 out of 5 based on 4,205 ratings.
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