Guinness Extra Stout (Original) | Guinness Ltd.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Guinness Extra Stout (Original)Guinness Extra Stout (Original)
4,369 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:
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

Bros Score:
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,369 |  Reviews: 1,415
Photo of nheinzie57
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of odualum13
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of wakajawaka76
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ccozzi
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of VFRAZ
5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of sandflier
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of brainiacd1spam
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of herring556
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of JDavidF
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of bump8628
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

So much better than the nitro draught swill, but not as good as the Guinness 250 and not even close to the Foreign Export. Still pours with a thick rocky tan head. Bitter from the combo of roasted barley and herbal hops. Deep coffee flavor with some puckering tannins. Solid, flavorful, and surprisingly quenchIng.

 314 characters

Photo of Brian15
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BeerPHD
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Swigit
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Soonerick76
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of fiveiron
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Bigred1311
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of BigRob329
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Punkrckr281
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of brandon911
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kam
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Dual45s
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, from a grocery store in Kailua-Kona in Hawaii.

This beer pours a solid black abyss, brought back to the surface by some slight back-lit cola edges, with two fingers of tight, glossy, and foamy beige head, which leaves a nice alternating array of EKG readout and honeycomb webbed lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of lightly roasted sweet grainy malt, chocolate-ensconced pears, a twinge of bland citrus, and soft leafy, earthy hops. The taste is more slight toasty and dry bready malt, bittersweet chocolate, a wee bit of anise, some mild tart fruitiness, and leafy, weedy hops. No discernible warming from the near 50% ABV jump over the standard draught offering.

The carbonation is quite restrained, the body an agreeable medium weight, and rather deftly smooth. It finishes off-dry, to be sure, the sweetness of the malt and fruit essences taking a bit of a lead over a now limping hoppiness.

Well, this Extra Stout scores better than the version available (and made in) Canada, with a nice chocolaty, and somewhat tangy, measure. Not really great, in my northern mind, of course, for a place where the time of day has absolutely zero bearing on the ambient temperature, but that's a bias unfair to this hearty quaff.

 1,258 characters

Photo of probers1
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of apocalypsezombie
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,369 ratings