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

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aroma: Medium and balanced. A roast character with subtle fermentation fruitiness

Flavor: A perfect rounded flavor of bitter and sweet

Palate: Smooth with a slight bite leading to a dry finish

Appearance: Distinctively black full bodied liquid with a rich creamy head

Added by AsburyParkJMH on 11-12-2000

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A strong, robust drink that few women (like myself) enjoy. Almost black-brown in colour, this beer pours a fantastic head and takes a little time to settle. It's a roasty beer with a super creamy mouthfeel. Its bitter, almost coffee-like and leaves a beautiful aftertaste. Its strong and I can only have one as it made me a feel a big full. Definitely a big drink that you can hold on to for a while before ordering the next.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in a standard shaker pint.

pours a deep mahogany tone yielding a 2" fluffy, khaki colored head. very respectable retention and lacing all over the place. all in all a great presentation. i find the nose to be decidedly subdued; offers muted notes of roastiness, a touch of dark chocolate, and maybe coffee.

taste is an improvement, albeit a minor one. the roasted malts are much more perceivable, and secondary notes of dark chocolate and coffee are likewise in attendance. there's a hint of woodiness to it that is nice. finish is dry. medium-light bodied with average carbonation.

overall it's a solid beer, drinkable and reasonably enjoyable though nothing especially noteworthy. they say it's a whole other beer in ireland, a claim i hope to one day verify.

originally reviewed: 04-06-2011

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,368 ratings