Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I prefer Guinness from the bottle instead of the can because I donít enjoy the mouthfeel of a nitrogen beer. For those of you out there who have only tasted Guinness on tap or in the can, try this beer ... itís almost like trying something new. Very chewy with tons of caramel. Characteristic Guinness bitterness and astringency. Mouth puckering sour ... with plenty of coffee and chocolate flavor. A wonderful beer for dark winter nights.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2003 The extra stout is a bit more bitter than its bottled draft counterpart, but your still looking at a guinness here. Beautiful browns, heavenly aroma, and a remarkable bite that dances on your tongue. If its a guinness, ive tried or i want it..no wait...both. RERATE...good roasts here, a bit thin, but nice use of malts and bittering hops.
Earlier Rating: 7/30/2002 Total Score: 3.2
Guinness is impressive in just about every form you find it in. As a dry stout proponent, you get the true beer in a guinness. A deep brown hue, a solid taste, and a good feeling going down. Definitely an impressive drink. RERATE...a little thin...watery these days..good body, nice head retention..weak malts
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I canít believe that I never got around to rating this. Extra Stout, itís best in the bottle, I donít really like the flatness of the draft (or does the Extra even come on draft, Guinness is so confusing?). The textbook example of stout. I used to think it was better until I got exposed to whatís out there, but it is still good stuff.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black stout with a beautiful, frothy, light brown, and lasting head. Not an impressive aroma though. Flavour is dry and very bitter with hints of coffee, chocolate, etc. However, it also has an almost sourish quality that I donít really appreciate in a stout.
bull2699 (17) - USA - JUL 25, 2002
1.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
this beer tastes like cold coffee maybe im not a beer expert but this is not good!
JVM23 (1) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2002 does not count
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2003 Ahhh the original monkish swill. Having been drinking now for 24 of my short 25 years I'm continually tricked into thinking that this beer is a taste I'm going to grow into. I'm Irish for god's sake but despite my heritage I still find that Guinness is a beer better left in the bottle. The flavor is of a smooth, dark, extraordinarily burnt nature. An excellent showing of head and aroma belies the weak body of the stout. The bitter aftertaste could be forgiven if it wasnt the strongest flavor of the brew.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - JUL 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
To me, I have had better tasting stouts...it is just a very strong stout, with an extremely bitter after taste, which makes it less than enjoyable...
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I prefer the regular stout. Maybe I am a wuss, but this was just too much. More bitter, and very strong. The flavor is still truly Guinness, but I will stick with the normal stout.
Heresiarch99 (4) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hall of fame, all-time classic - canít go wrong with this one.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
RERATE: Have had this a few more times, and my previous rating was way too generous. Nasty bitter, without the charm of the regular stout. Barely drinkable Canadian wannabe.