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Guinness Original 4.2% (Ireland/UK)

Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Formerly also "Extra Stout 4.2%". Bottle & Can: Filtered, 4.2% or 4.3% Versions exist!
If you were in a pub sometime between 1821 and 1970, chances are this is the Guinness you would have been drinking. Originally brewed as the XX version of our Porter, itís hoppy, roasty, and crisp, with a bittersweet finish.

Ratings for US Guinness Extra Stout are at Guinness Extra Stout (North America. Only available in America as part of the Brewers Project pack

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (10686) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Can from my local office. It pours jet black with a thick, foamy tan head. The nose is earthy, rich roast, salted liquorice, charred wood, umami, tangy soy sauce character and cocoa. The taste is bitter, charred wood, rich roast malt, burnt toast, umami, liquorice, saltiness, cracked peppercorn, coffee grounds and cocoa with dry, toasty finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. This tastes actually pretty decent and is well-rounded. Reckon it would work nicely with some seafood I dare say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (3237) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle. Black with a brown hue, full tan head. Aroma is thin smoke malt. Flavour is dry roasted caramel, fruity toast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4270) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle. Roasty and a little bit bitter. Very dry, but drinkable. Love it when you find new things at costco.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2016
11.2 ounce bottle from the Brewers Project Pack purchased at a Costco. Looks like this is a US debut maybe? Dark ruby tinted brown, large frothy tan head, good retention. Aroma of muted roast. The taste is chocolate, caramel, cocoa, mildly fruity finish. Thin-medium bodied, smooth, high carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nausicaaonacids (50) - PORTUGAL - JAN 30, 2016
Tap in Ireland. Tastes like roasted coffee beans, bitter. Had it again in Japan and thereís a heavy wheat tasted to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kapusil (961) - HUNGARY - JAN 23, 2016
0.5l bottle. Black body, light brown head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malts, grains and floral hops. Taste of bread, toast, chocolate, floral hops and smoke. OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lunarmountains (123) - - DEC 28, 2015
Aroma: poor, roasty, ash. Appearance black, clear, rocky head. Taste:light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate: light body, thin feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oczek2015 (180) - Przemysl, POLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Butelka 0,5 z datą ważności do 22.04.2016, temperatura degustacji 14 stopni +, szkło Irish imperial pint. Aromat: ciemne pieczywo, w tle czekolada, nuty kawowe delikatne (latte). Barwa: pod światło (latarka z telefonu) - ciemno brunatne, klarowne, przy normalnym świetle praktycznie nieprzejrzyste. Piana: beżowa, średnia, zbudowana z średnio i drobno pęcherzykowa, po jakimś czasie zbija się w kremową czapę ktůra bardzo długo się utrzymuje, opadając pozostawia całkiem niezły leasing. Smak: wytrawne, ciemne pieczywo, kawa, paloność, goryczka, niska. Pełnia średnia do niskiej, bardzo pijalne, sesyjne, trochę wysycenie za wysokie (trzeba mu chwilę dać żeby się odgazowało) trochę brakuje tej gładkości, aksamitności co w wersji na azocie. Aż chciałoby się otworzyć kolejną butelkę, nie jest to może mistrz stylu ale trzyma wysoki poziom jak na koncern, no i bez wad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
lilsummerlil (9) - THAILAND - DEC 12, 2015 does not count
One of my favorite beer of all time! Itís my very first stout I had and I got hook after that. Itís really easy to find in my local area (Bangkok) which I donít have to travel to some specific bar to drink it. Itís such a nice beer creamy taste to it for me. <3

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
nybol (504) - DENMARK - NOV 30, 2015
Den har smagen af Guinness, dog synes den direkte smagt mod den almindelige en anelse mere kompleks.

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