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Brewed by Labatt Breweries (InBev)
Style: Dry Stout
London, Canada

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RATINGS: 1823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Labattís brew a pale ale base to which is added the unfermented but hopped Guinness wort extract. Guinness Extra Stout is brewed in Canada by Labatt under license from Arthur Guinness Son & Company. Editorís Note: It looks like Moosehead is also brewing Guinness. Bottles in the US are from there of late, but Canadian bottles are still showing Labatt. 04/23/06


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2002
Opaque black. Tan head. Slightly skunky, burnt/roasted aroma. Mealy flavors. Nice and sweet first, earthy roasted flavor, medium bodied, black coffe flavor, and finishes with strong lingering dry bitter hops. A world classic. By no means my favorite dry stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2002
Black like the draught, but the head isnít as creamy. Many of the same flavors as the original, but with CO2 itís just not the same.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2002
A little more punch than draft Guinness. Slightly more bitter, roasty, chocolatey and astringent. Very, very good beer. Very good stout and would drink this one again.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rolo99 (29) - USA - OCT 20, 2002
Classic stout, but there are better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerdoc99 (5) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2002 does not count
personally in my opinion its good once in a while and only served draft. Too much is not good

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
amx83 (29) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2002
Too bitter for me. I can understand how some people like it, but its rough on the palate and too thick.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlhubley99 (36) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2002
A classic, I really like this from the bottle. Shared a 22 yesterday, we both enjoyed this one. A simple classic, not the best, but a classic nonetheless.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2002
Almost black, thin tan head and lace. Nose of mild coffee and chocolate. Fairly smooth, kind of a thinnish body and palate. Some decent coffee flavors and bitterness, moderately dry and thats about it...average ass stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1722) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2002
Good, but not as good as can or even close to draught (especially in Dublin). In fact, I donít think this much resembles Guinness. Still, a good beer for an international brewery.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2002
I asked for a Guinness in a bar and was given this instead of a pint of draught. This doesnít even compare. It has a nice color though and is an average stout.
Earlier Rating: 9/25/2002 Total Score: 2
It much more bitter than regular Guinness. I donít believe itís tastier than Guinness Draught.


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