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 SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in nonic glass.

Appearance: Almost pitch black, tan head off the initial pour measures roughly 2 fingers length.

Smell: Light malt, barley, it smells bitter believe it or not.

Taste: Bitter, slight molasses with a feel of grapefruit skin.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, not initally the smoothest but is definitely an acquired taste for most, me on the other hand can't get enough.

Overall: Better than it's cousin beer (Guinness Draught), texture is full and more importantly potent in flavor. This beer does not disappoint, Salud!

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of CMUbrew
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Poured a two and a half finger (slightly aggressive pour) dark khaki head that soon becomes extremely rocky and looks awesome. Jet black color. Sticky foamy lacing all down the glass.

S: Highly roasted malt smell with some citric hops.

T: Burnt malts that seem harsh at first, but are very nice once you get used to it. Hops are present and give a strictly lemony flavor. Lemony aftertaste

M: Medium-light body. The carbonation is slighlty tingling and seems right. Slightly drying finish.

O: This is so much better than regular Guinness draught. It isn't as watery and has much more flavor. Again, the burnt malt flavor may seem harsh at first, but you can get used to it quickly. I will definitely pick this up again next St. Patty's day.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.88/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Some guinness for St. Patty's day while i do homework.

A: Pours a dark ebony, a touch of red around the edges. not much light getting through here. Decent head which stays intact and leaves some lacing.

S: Slightly roasted, metallic, astringent. Very slight chocolate and maybe dark fruit.

T: Tastes like it smells, but the metallic/ astringency dominates with tiny notes of the fruit and chocolate. Not very pleasant.

M: Medium body, pretty thin. Drinkable and even a bit refreshing, but not what i'm looking for in a stout.

Overall: Not for me

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3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a plastic cup at the Mal's St Paddy's Day parade

A: Tar black with a huge tan head that lingered

S: Malts, licorice, chocolate.

T: Follows the nose. Just as stout as I recall from years past. A burnt, malty/coffee concoction that begs to be dummed down with a weaker lager or ale. Bitter finish. Full bodied. A manly, leprechaun-ass-kicking brew.

M: medium with medium to heavy carbonation.

O: So I'm a wimp. Guiness Extra Stout is just too much for my palate. So I'm adding a little Smithwick's to smooth it out. It worked.

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3.06/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2012. This is the UK version at 4.2% ABV.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A dark ruby-brown that appears black unless held to the light. Forms a large head of light brown foam that hangs around for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of subtle roasted malt with a faint hint of molasses and stewed hops.

Tastes of mild roasted malt with a dry finish. Hints of burnt grain and stewed hops. A restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and pretty dry, but quite light. Mildly astringent. Aftertaste of bitter roasted malt.

Typical Guinnness - not too bad but nothing amazing. The roasted malt is there, but the flavour seems muted. Easy drinking, but far from being the world's greatest stout. Ideal when you don't want to challenge your palate.

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