Guinness Extra Stout (Original) | Guinness Ltd.

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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 SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000

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Ratings: 4,352 |  Reviews: 1,410
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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%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not as nice as on-tap. I remember years ago I thought Guinness was so strong and heavy. Now, now after several stronger stouts, Guinness isn't nearly as "stout" as I once thought. Still a great beer. Huge tradition. Always has a thick, foamy head. Wonderful taste.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First there is huge difference between Guinness on tap and bottled one. No need to say on tap is much better. But,i will review bottled, 5% alc,made in Dublin,imported to mostly eastern Europe.

It is hard to review beer after more then 1200 reviews. Almost everything is written. Smell and appearance are plus for this one,but the taste is to alcoholic for me. Roasted barley,coffe and bitter aftertaste.

Again,i did manage to drink it on tap in Scotland,and that one was the best on tap beer i ever had,but this one is just above average.

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Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,352 ratings