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

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RATINGS: 1789   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


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bjorkattack99 (9) - USA - JAN 17, 2002 does not count
need you even ask? the TRUE king of beers. thank you Sir Arthur.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
plummdumb99 (34) - USA - JAN 17, 2002
great beer true to style. I love stouts and plan on drinking one of these beers in the morn.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamlau (76) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2002
Dark, dark brown. Almost syrupy in body. Frothy head not creamy, but carbonated. Dissipates quickly. Nose is of dark, roasted coffee with an alcoholic finish. Undertones of alcohol throughout the mid. Overtones of alcohol through the finish. Where did the roasted coffee go? Light, lingering bittering.
Earlier Rating: 12/11/2001 Total Score: 3.2
Watery, but thick, if that makes any sense. Draught is much better. About the same color, smoother, and more chocolatey. Go for the draught.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2002
I am starting to grow more understanding of the taste of a good, dark beer. This however, is still one I despise. I think that chunk I pulled out of my teeth was barley.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blaker24099 (5) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2002 does not count
Very good beer. Black as 20 year old engine oil and just as good. Very rich beer taste. Takes a true man to down this beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2002
Re-Rate 01/04/02: Pours deep brown to black, generous brown head, and sheets of lace. Nose is toasted malt, the start is malt and the middle medium, the finish dry, and a slight hopiness noted. Of course this compares to the ’Real Guinness’ about the same as I do to Burt Reynolds!
Earlier Rating: 8/29/2000 Total Score: 3.7
The beer after its release from the 12-ounce brown bottle a piceous color, the head majestic and creamy chocolate brown and after its desiccation the lace forms a thick and sealing sheet upon the glass. Nose is bittersweet chocolate, coffee, sweet malt and a treat for the senses; start is rich in malted grain, sweet and the top middling to full in its feel to the sense. Finish is benignly acidic, the hops spicy and pleasing to the palate, dry and lingering aftertaste “Ah Guinness”!

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
texasanarchist99 (15) - Huntsville, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2002
Tastes like liquid compost.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7898) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2002
I agree with the general consensus that you are better of with a draft. This has a more carbonated and less smooth finish. It is still a robust, rich stout though and I will definitely get it again.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - DEC 29, 2001
Now this has a kick. Theres miles of difference between draught (or canned) and this, so don’t expect it to taste like it did on tap. Bottled Guinness has the worst aftertaste though.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4109) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2001
Without a doubt, the beer that put hair on the chest of many a sissy-fied pilsener-drinking lad. I prefer in the carbo bottle to the nitro bottles/cans. Berry/coffee/roast flavor and aroma. You guys know what it looks like. Keeps one ’regular’ if you have more than 3 at a sitting.


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