Guinness Extra Stout (Original) | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original)Guinness Extra Stout (Original)
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3.73/5
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4,349 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): 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 SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000

BEER STATS
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#26,945
Reviews:
1,409
Ratings:
4,349
pDev:
15.01%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
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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.

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

Poured a rocky 2 finger head. This was a straight down the middle pour into a tulip glass. Decent retention and plenty of umbrella lacing.

S- Roasted malts,malty, vanilla, chocolate, roasted pecans, expresso, and a hint of smokiness.

T- Sweet and smokey. The roasted malts give it the smokey backbone, and the sweetness of the vanilla sticks out like a sore thumb. Also detecting some caramel, and a small biscuity taste.

M- Thick and chewy. Medium carbonation and an oily finish.

O- A solid "guinness styled stout". Pleasent on a cold, rainy or snowy night.

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A -Pours dark brown almost black with ruby accents when held to the light. Big tan head that retains well and leaves plenty of lacing.

S - Roasted malts, grassy, hay-like aroma, cardboard,

T - Heavily roasted grain, a good dose of grassy hops, sour notes add a sharpness. Hint of cocoa powder toward the roasted bitter finish.

M - Body is on the heavy side of medium, ample carbonation.

Not as good as I remember it but still better than the watered down draught version.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,349 ratings