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


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RATINGS: 1825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Labatt’s 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. Editor’s 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
This beer is very dark -- almost black -- in color with a thick, brown loamy head that lies on top of the beer. This beer is brewed in Ireland and was originally known as a Porter. It is brewed using malt, barley, roasted barley (which gives it its dark character) and hops. The beer is conditioned in a second yeast fermentation before it is bottled. For a beer that has a solid, stout taste, it surprises me that the alcohol content is only 4.3% -- lower than Anheuser-Busch’s Budweiser, for example.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 28, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2003 March 02:Looks great, of course, though I prefer the pour of the draft can or on tap; flavor is more intense and bitter than other versions I've had, though the nose is surprisingly weak. More wine-like, syrupy, and coffee-like simultaneously. How many different versions of Guinness have I had now? How many has Oakes had? Why don't the folks over there in Dublin just read what we at Ratebeer have to say about all these damn versions and pick the one that we think is the best? We could even vote, hell, even let the occasional non-Ratebeer neophyte in on it. Better than all of this confusion...

A year later...22 oz bottle. Pour not quite so impressive, head weaker than I remembered. Very faint chocolate aroma, little roasted grain. Fairly harsh flavor at first, a softer somewhat roasty-coffee center, but an odd creeping off-milk and metal flavor coming in at the end really ruins this. I can't really tell from my rating above what version I was drinking, but this one is really not good. Decent mouthfeel in the middle and nice look, thats it. Bye bye Guinness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ultralite3399 (18) - USA - MAR 24, 2002
the can is better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2002
Standard stout. Great anywhere, available anywhere. Sip it and enjoy the roasted flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2002
Disappointing out of the bottle. Had bittersweet taste and a roasty finish. Not worth drinking again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - MAR 19, 2002
This was one of my first ’real’ beers, and thus an early favorite. It seems that it was more well-balanced about 12-15 years ago, with the bitterness and malt blending together rather than being separate as they are now. This is a decent stout, but I prefer the draught version, which has a more integrated flavor and is creamier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2002
I feel the way most people do - this is a good alternative to the draught, if you absolutely can’t have the draught!
Earlier Rating: 3/5/2002 Total Score: 4
I feel the way most people do - this is a good alternative to the draught, if you absolutely can’t have the draught!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3650) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2002
English version 4.3%.Aromas of roast barley, coffee beans smoke and burnt rubber which carry through into the flavour with a dry background. Aftertaste is dry with a roasty bitterness. Not a patch on what it was five or ten years ago IMHO

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
themorningzoo (49) - Fairbanks, USA - MAR 16, 2002
Wow, for a stout thast should be from a tap I loved the bottled stuff. Sure it might of lost a couple of things from the tap to bottle but still the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2002
A different drink from the bottle than from the can or tap. However, it is still outstanding and I love it.

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