Guinness Extra Stout (Original) | Guinness Ltd.

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3.73/5
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4,369 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 AsburyParkJMH on 11-12-2000

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#28,212
Reviews:
1,415
Ratings:
4,369
pDev:
15.01%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
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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.

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