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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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rproff78 (82) - - MAR 14, 2014
Delicious stout. It's Guinness, what more do I need to say? Happy st pattys day

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2890) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle. Light molasses, chocolate, and barley malt aroma. Black brown with a large tan head. Burnt barley malt, dark fruit, and a long roasty bitter finish. Light body, lively carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (1658) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle: Deep brown color, ruby highlights with a khaki head that isn’t nearly as impressive as Guinness on nitro. Very faint aroma; roasted barley & malts, grains, tin, a little bit of dark fruitiness, mostly red grape. Taste is a little more heavy... Roasted, charred malt & barley, toasted grains, positive alcohol presence with more red grape, almost in a wine-like manner. Finish with a hint of bitter coffee & mild ash. Booziness quite apparent for only 6% ABV. Not bad, but honestly I’d take the US Draught over this... Easier to drink & I like the dryness of it. I don’t love the vinous dark fruit I pull from this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkie (462) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2014
This beer pours out thin and black but if held to the light you can see a dark brown hue. A fat loose head of tan foam that fell slowly to a film, then a small ring and left lace that was not permanent. Nose is malty and grassy. Sweet malt , light toast, light caramel and grassy hops. Then some dark fruits evolve. Prune and a bit of something grapey and quite sweet. Taste follows the nose all the way except the first thing to greet your palate is metallic. The malt is a bit awkward and husky but you begining to enjoy it as robust as you drink. The dark fruits are light and at first the prune is sour but that gives way to this grapey sweetness. Mouthfeel is light and has a nice dryness to the mid palate. Finishes a touch bitter and with that grass over top of a light caramel.

For a stout this was crisp and mild. With a bit of hop presence this is an easy drinking stout that gives some light buttered toast and a touch of caramel to a bit of dark fruits and finishes a bit tame but altogether pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dbhenry (122) - El Paso, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2014
This is an intense stout, with strong hops and a medium body. The malt is understated while the hops are overstated. A nice head and a very dark color, this is better than the Guinness draught, but still not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidobutai (341) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Nice dark, almost black, appearance, big frothy head with terrific lacing. Subtle aroma, nice caramel taste with a slight bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - FEB 6, 2014
Pours black with little head. Smells and tastes of malts, a little coffee, and a little bready. It's very smooth, light, and easy to drink. Good, solid stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BEERSOLDIER (42) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Poured a big thick head which was a brown/white color, went away pretty quick but left a real nice lacing behind. Nice deep black color. Very malty smelling, with hints of toast, coffee and chocolate. has a roasted taste with a nice bitter bite. On the finish you get a little sweet chocolaty flavor. This is a very, very good beer. Definitely have a Guinness Extra Stout, this beer is up there with some of the craft beers I pay $6-$10 a pint for.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mep3222 (466) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Toasty malty aroma, some coffee aroma in there. Taste of roasted malt, maybe slight coffe and a bit of an odd lager like finish (foot funk?). Enjoyable stout overall but prefer guinness draught. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiMuBai (168) - - JAN 22, 2014
Great flavor, color and aroma. Certainly has an astringent flavor with a bit of charcoal and roasted flavor. Another winner from Guinness!


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