Larry_Duffman (357) - - FEB 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had it from the bottle. The taste is chocolate, caramel, coffee, and bitterness. It has a nice full and creamy texture. This is a nice and simple stout.
OnTheTrail (337) - Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle says it’s made in Ireland. Pours black, huge tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, plums, raisins, almost winey.Flavor has a bit more cocoa, some hop bite on the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, somewhat light.
ljthiessen (1080) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nearly black pour with a tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, mostly grape and raisin, touch of chocolate. Taste is grape and raisin as well with a touch of roastiness, very simple, but also dry, balanced and easy-drinking.
beverage_god (14) - - JAN 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: much more caramel-oriented aroma as opposed to the coffee aroma you get out of a Guinness Draught, reminds me of a slightly toasted flan dessert.
Appearance: almost black and opaque with a long lasting tan creamy head.
Taste: slightly bitter but overall well-balanced with the malt richness shining through.
Palate: medium-full body, with a rich, creamy, pleasant mouthfeel.
Slightly richer than Guinness Draught.
jsmanigold (127) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with a thin tan head. Roasted aroma. Bitter dark chocolate roast flavor. Very thin feel in the mouth.
BrewBrain (149) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2016 Bottle that said "drink from the bottle ". Poured anyways. Dark brown, tan head. Light coffee, toffee aroma. Burnt/roasted malts, tame slight bitterness, faint mouthfeel. Formerly a more interesting beer in old-school times , less so now with all the craft availability.
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at home to the dome. Pour is hazy brown with a small tan head and great lacing. Husky, cocoa, toasted malty, bready, straw, and licorice in the aroma. Taste is roasty, nutty, husky, corny, some cookie malt, toffee, earthy, and bready. Light mouthfeel with high carbonation. Bleh.
euniceradio (414) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sets the standard for all Irish stouts. Pours black, great cream head on nitro. Aroma of roasted malts, choc and toffee. Taste is always the same and great Mouthfeel is too light for me, but who am I to knock Guinness.
thepatrickman (784) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Still the benchmark for what a dry stout should be. Pros: Beautiful black color and, on nitro, a voluminous off-white head and creamy mouthfeel; nice, if light, roasted notes. Cons: Pretty light flavor; love-it-or-hate-it sour characteristics. Overall, a solid stout that I’m always happy to order when I’m out and about, but easily overshadowed by a lot of the world’s more flavorful, aggressive stouts.
Prehensile (3) - - DEC 6, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Every now and then I get an itch for a heavy coffee like after work adult beverage, when a traditional lager won’t cut it I go back to the Extra Stout and I am always pleased.