Guinness Extra Stout (Original) | Guinness Ltd.

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4,189 Ratings
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:
4,189
Reviews:
1,379
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
1,119
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pretty well black, as should be expected. Huge, creamy, off-tan head of thick, sticky carbonation. Very nice. Leaves trickly detailed lace, too.

Aroma is cocoa and a little burnt malts. Not bad.

Flavor is sweet up front, a little cocoa, a little nutty and roasty malts, but overall very smooth. Much better, thicker body than the "draught" version. A little hint of sharp hops at the finish, but it's easily masked by the sweet roasts. Overall a solid, if sweet stout that's a great session brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very dark, almost black, and shows a hint of amber color when shown to the light.

Heavy mouthfeel, smokey nutty smell, full smokey roasted taste. Taste stays with you long after drinking.

A very strong tasting beer that is very good and also very filling, but you have to be in the mood for it. Probably couldn't drink more than one in a sitting.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
3.71 out of 5 based on 4,189 ratings.
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