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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4,300 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:
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Added by SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000

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#25,459
Reviews:
1,396
Ratings:
4,300
pDev:
15.01%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
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Photo of MADDJACK
4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Not a bit of Irish in me, but I'm a Guinness fan. Although I was always told these Extra Stouts were first brewed in England and exported to India. While it's not as strong as most Stouts I think someone looking for something other than a Pilsner would be fine with starting out on it.

To me the Aroma is that of toasted bread, the taste is malty chocolate with (At this point) very little bitterness. So like I said if youre tired of Pilsners and looking to get your taste buds wet with something different you cant go wrong here. Just follow the rules and drink it from a glass and not the bottle for crying out loud. Some say it must be consumed at room temperature, but to me the colder the better with this one. Save the room temperature for the brown / pale ales.

Anyway thats my opinion. But I could be wrong.

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Photo of RLancaster
1.72/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of kevintaraross
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SillyRabbitz
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle into an official Guinness pint glass. Room temp.

Pours black with a dash of ruby-brown towards the bottom. Tiny bubble streams rising, initially easy to miss, 4.20 fingers of willowy tan foam, featuring many wee bubbles, a few huge, Soon the head narrows to 1 and a half fingers. Lacing present.

Smells like a Guinness, where have you been? Chocolate, malt and a hint of coffee. Scent always jogs the memory, a unique, delicious echo, centuries old ...

Creamy, smooth, understated and dry. A rather different delight from the icy pints I'm so accustomed to. Mid gulp carbonation bubbles, a real tasty sipper, without patience it's lucky charms could be overlooked.

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Photo of DanielEgusquiza
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a good strong tasting stout if there ever was one. It's flavor is up front and forward but goes down nice and smooth, drink room temp for the best flavor profile, chillin it cuts that beauty down a bit but still packs a nice flavorful punch.

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Photo of Verasong
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MichaelGennings
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer has a thick light caramel coloured head. The beer itself is black like coffee.

The smell is toasted malt and brown bread - all kind of subtle.

Taste is dark malt, brown bread, and a slight bitterness that is very satisfying.

The body is medium to full and the finish is dry.

This beer is a classic. It goes well with heavy meals: stew, chilli, steak - those type of dishes.

Great job, Guinness.

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Photo of thampel09
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of choll
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good stout. Smells like chocolate and coffee.

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Photo of Johnnoray
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnct
4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThomasTheTank88
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall a solid stout. Nothing fancy, but a very good beer.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DCRedIrish
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the beer I drink the most. Enough said.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Decanted from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; production date 7/1/17.
A: Pours a dark brown-black with a foamy, half inch, tan head with good retention and moderate lacing.
S: Slightly tangy with aromas of espresso and unsweetened chocolate. Roasty and toasty.
T: Flavors follow the nose closely. Bitterness nicely in balance with maltiness. Leaves a tingling sensation.
M: Medium bodied with solid carbonation.
O: Lacking the head and clearing of the latter nitro version, this remains a classic, crowd-pleaser. Sláinte mhaith!

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Photo of gandres
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From 12 ounce bottle to wine glass
4.00 Sight: Black, dark brown on the edges when held against the light, medium dark tan foam
3.00 Smell: malty, nutty
3.00 Taste: low bitterness
3.00 Feel: very good, lively carbonation, good finish and follow through
3.00 Overall: Overall good beer, ok to repeat but not look for

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Photo of SirFolmarv
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lilalibby
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

better than a regular ol' guinness. i'd rather drink other stouts but this is pretty fine

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Photo of Zopiac
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cookusmaximus97
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My all time favorite...I will forever love this beer!!!

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Photo of TheBen5
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 4,300 ratings
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