Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good But not close to the can...the extra stout is something i have yet to appreciate much..although guinness is the best thing out there in the can. Very smooth but extremeley bitter, perfect head
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I walk into the little market by my house to pick up some milk, and lo and behold, in the cooler, they are stocking bottles of this stuff (St. Patrick’s Day must be coming up, eh?). This store caters to the Busch and Miller High Life crowd, so seeing Guinness Extra Stout was surprising. The cashier rang it up, looked at me and said...’Is this beer?’. I assured her it was (she needed to know to hit the ’beer’ key on the cash register.). I give this perfect marks for appearance. No, it doesn’t give the show the nitro can or draft do, but it looks incredible in the glass with a brown, candy-like foam head and pitch blackness staring from the pint glass. Nice roasted malt taste, light hop twang, and overall a bit more warming than regular Guinness. Good stuff.
Earlier Rating: 1/22/2001 Total Score: 3.6
Very good, but not as good as the tap or the can.
bighair (51) - Hamilton, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2002
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Guinness Extra Gross
usafvol199 (9) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very disappointing when compared to the widget can or bottle. I didn’t think the little devil would make that much of a difference, but apparently it does. Seems thinner and lacking in that Guinness flavor, as well as the famed ’head that waits for no one.’ When in doubt, go for the draught!
Brewmaster (168) - USA - FEB 22, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Always been a favorite of mine.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter, a bit weak on the palate. Draught is better.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2009 A black beauty of a brew. Dense tan foam, sour, roasty aroma and a refreshingly bitter/sour taste. This is nothing like draught...it’s got flavor.
TheDude (20) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Always a fan of the dry stout, best served at a natural cellar temp, i prefer a gentle cooling.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as good as the Extra Stout. Lighter in palate and flavour.
Earlier Rating: 2/14/2002 Total Score: 3.6
More bitterness than the draught version or regular Guiness Stout. A nice beer.