Guinness Extra Stout (Original) | Guinness Ltd.

BA SCORE
84
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4,189 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): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SixpointJMH on 11-12-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,189
Reviews:
1,379
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
15.09%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
1,119
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 4,189 |  Reviews: 1,379
Photo of Smalls88
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cburnham
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregu2
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CobraDC23
4.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gearsm
4.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeckHardy
3.07/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a chilled 440 ml (14.9 oz) can into a shaker pint glass. This stout pours jet black with some ruby highlights. The head is creamy and full. Decent lacing. I did not really notice much aroma at all. Most importantly the taste. Well this was rich, creamy, and smooth. Just a hint of sweetness and for some odd reason cocoa powder. (I've noticed this in quite a few stouts actually). The mouth feel is creamy and the finish dry. This is a very drinkable beer and with a low abv I can see me having another. I would give this an over all score of A. I prefer the nitro version w/widget to the bottled version for some reason. As always it is excellent on draught.

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Photo of kerouac
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Flavor wise, this one Trumps the classic, but is not nearly as smooth as the original. Love the flavor of this one, and the smell is of sweet sweet malty nectar.

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Photo of rliu917
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Soulguitar
4.39/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerdeathexperience
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Guinness is either something worshiped or hated. For a lover of Guinness like myself, I consider hatred of Guinness blasphemy. But to quote Bernie Sanders -- "Let me be very clear." If you do not like that delicious black olive bite of regular Guinness, the Extra Stout variety is not for you. Even with the delicious chocolaty coffee-ee taste that now mingles with the Guinness olive taste. If you like Guinness, you'll like this as well. Not as smooth as regular, but more flavorful and sweeter.

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Photo of gboley
2.73/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My father-in-law bought this for me when we were visiting him in Florida. I cannot believe I haven't ever reviewed it.
It is a black beer with a thick tan head.
Roasted malt, sweet aroma.
Sweet chocolate, coffee taste.
Thin mouthfeel.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Roasted malts, a bit of sugary sweetness, and coffee. Please, don't go for the Guinness Draught if you see it, pick this up instead. It is tens of times better.

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Photo of Momon
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anthony-s
4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coolguy_chris
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Better from the tap in my opinion but still a can't go wrong with stout that's always readily available.

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Photo of Stevo2007
4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

4.2% ABV - lower in calories than most stouts. You all know this beer....Started drinking Guinness on tap at our local pub over the holidays, really liked the over all taste and feel. Easier on the pallet over most other stouts I have had in the past.
Pours very dark brown with beautiful beige head. Taste is medium dry.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep tan with a tan head that quickly dissipated. Picking up some roasted malts and a little coffee on the nose. Taste is all roasted malts with some sweetness coming through on the end. Mouthfeel is heavily carbonated and very thin. Overall it's mediocre, but has decent malt flavors.

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Photo of Jliscin
4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Satorn
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Adamostella
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Guedes
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Xanax37
4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My brothers, this beer, while lacking some of the utter smoothness of regular Guinness, is a pretty damn good beer. It pours phenomenally, I mean you literally watch this beer and your mouth will water watching the fragment foam do it's work. Other than the original Guinness (which at least here in the States lacks alcohol content), and certain Samuel Adam's beers (double-bock's)---this beer is an exceptional every-day drinking beer. You simply cannot go wrong with Guinness Stout.

I'd love to see a Guinness Extra-Extra Stout (say 10-12% abc)...just saying.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Guinness Extra Stout (Original) from Guinness Ltd.
3.71 out of 5 based on 4,189 ratings.
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