Guinness Extra Stout (Original) | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Extra Stout (Original)Guinness Extra Stout (Original)
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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

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Added by SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000

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Photo of BTFU
4.29/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at O'Bryan's Nine Irish Brothers, West Lafayette, IN

Winner of Best Pint of Guinness in the United States awarded by Diageo (parent company of Guinness)

The environment definitely added to my experience, but that's what pubs and bars are supposed to do. Besides, part of the Guinness experience is to feel like you're in Ireland.

A - It takes them a couple minutes to pour your Imperial pint, but as soon as it is in front of you, you know that it was worth the wait. The head is perfect each time, with just shy of an inch of creamy head. The body is solid black and if you pay attention you can see the bubbles going both up and down in the beer (gotta appreciate the little things in life!!)

S - Some good roasted barely notes and some sweet/smokey caramel scents. This is the only part of the beer that doesn't live up to the rest of it.

T & M - Amazing combination of roasted notes. It changes as it first hits your mouth all the way through until you swallow it and take a breath. Each step in between allows you to get a different element. There's a hop element as you first take it in that is pronounced but not too powerful. It finishes dry with a hint of coffee.

O - Guinness can sometimes taste a little far on the roasted flavors, but that is really dependent upon what's going on around you (smoke, food, other beer scents). I loved the entire experience and it's a great change of pace from all of the more intense ales around.

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1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jman42
4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at an Irish Pub in NYC (so perhaps the ambiance added to it)

A - Beautiful black color with nice long-lasting head. Good lacing

S - Nice malty aroma. Hints of coffee. No noticable hoppiness

T - Nice rich taste

M - Creamy, lasts after I swallowed it. Good

O - A nice beer to have on a cool Fall/Winter day. Wouldn't want more than 1 or 2 before switching to something less filling, but nice.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of JohnBeerRun
2.83/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I know this beer has a lot of tradition and all but to me it was too flat tasting and the carbonation was not there at all. I liked the color, I'm always drawn to darker beers. But the taste was just not there. I guess if your into flat bland tasting beer with no carbonation then this beer is for you.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of nate714
3.32/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.
A: pitch black and non see through. huge creamy head. beautiful for a stout.
S: light hopps and a creamy malty candy smell.
T: burnt caramel with a lil kick of hops.
M: very thick feeling with little carb. easy drinking.
O: not too big on stouts but this is my go to drink at a pub.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.09/5  rDev -44%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a snifter. I hate regular Guinness with a passion for its lifeless, black water taste. I've heard countless times how this is a real beer. We shall see.

3.5 A: Black color. Little over one finger of frothy tan head. Retention is about average and a decent amount of lacing is left.

2.0 S: Smells like a super old pot of coffee, like oxidized/acrid coffee. Chocolate underneath and a mild roast. While the regular smells like nothing, this smells strange and uninviting.

2.0 T: This has the same taste that a horrid brewpub in Baltimore had in all their beers. It's like a soggy piece of bread or at least something of that nature. Mild roastiness. Even less chocolate. Old coffee.

2.0 M: Just lighter than a medium body. Carbonation is a bit too high. No creaminess.

2.0 D: This is a subpar beer for sure, but at least it has some taste (not necessary a good taste) unlike the regular.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

A: Pours Ink black, as dark as it gets, cardboard/tan big head, ok lacing.

S: Light roasted coffee, hot chocolate, milky, kinda weak in impact.

O: Sweet coffee/cappucino maltiness. Lemon/orange/blueberry sweeter hop flavor tries to cut through but this one is all about dark maltiness. Rather clean finish.

M: Very carbonated, creamy/syrups, richer, I dig the mouthfeel big time.

O: Great for a macro, better than regular guinness by a longshot.

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Photo of usafboy
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance- Dark, oily black and loved it!

Smell- Smelled like an average stout: coffee and chocolate.

Taste- Dry! From a guy thats used to milk stouts I wasn't quite ready for the taste of this beast. Sadly had it from a bottle at a party; no glasses available so that might have hindered it.

Mouthfeel- Thick, hearty. Love it.

Overall- A tastey stout although I haven't had the "overseas" version this one was good enough and actually makes me eager to try some in good ol' ireland.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 55.9% out of 100 with 4,249 ratings
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