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

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RATINGS: 1800   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Labattís 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. Editorís 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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozarkspops (368) - - MAR 16, 2013
Pitch black pour with creamy khaki head with decent lacing. Milk chocolate aroma. Nutty. Roasty. Coffee. Relatively light mouthfeel. Nutty, coffee, milk chocolate. Slightly dry finish. ---Rated via iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thechasm442 (337) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle to a pint glass. The beer pours a dark ruby brown with a thick tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is roasted barley, dark chocolate, and grassy hops. Taste is very roasty up front. Flavors of coffee and baking chocolate come in as well as a kind of earthy floral flavor in the background. Mouthfeel is pretty thin and itís easy to drink. Not a bad session stoug.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinVanBeer (113) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
A touch of coffee, alcohol, and prunes on the nose. Nice dark pour and a big fluffy brown head. A balanced body. Notes of toasty malt, deep fruit, bright carbonation, a little alcohol. It's really a pretty good beer for how widely produced it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3416) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014
12 oz. bottle. It pours a dark brown color with a disappearing light tan head. Looks darker than the Draught. The aroma has some toast, cocoa and some dark fruitiness that I donít remember getting from the Draught. The flavor is fuller and also more flavorful with bread, roasted malt, a little smoke and tobacco with a decent amount of earthy hop bitterness and cigarette ash in the finish. Hints of acidity and figgy dark fruit. Pretty good stuff actually.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chucklemation (536) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts. Flavor is a touch of sweet caramel and a little bit of roast. A bit on the light side. Body is a tad light as well. Just okay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewzntunez (12) - - OCT 15, 2014
Reviewed On: (5/22/14): *Glassware: Nonic Pint *Serving: 22 oz *Aroma: roasted malt, burnt bread, hint of dark chocolate, earthy smell *Appearance: Dark brown with a rocky tan two finger head. The head receded very slowly to one finger. There was lots of lacing left on the glass, like all Guinness leave behind after they are consumed. *Taste: Roasted malts, hints of dark chocolate, and coffee bitterness. *Palate: Medium bodied, creamy and thin mouthfeel, plenty of carbonation, Finishes with a nice dry bitterness. *Overall: This is a fairly decent beer, that could be sessioned if one desired to. This is my go-to beer when options are very limited. It is more robust and flavorful than the Draught version, but is still thin to be a stout. Not much to complain about. Solid offering as a dry stout.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttroha (328) - Americus, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark black with off-white head. Aroma of malts and corn. Tastes of dark chocolate, a little bit of roasted coffee and malts. Very light bodied for a stout. Easily drinkable. Not my favorite, but makes we wish I were in Ireland.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fitwitchik (363) - USA - OCT 5, 2014
Poured from the bottle into a Guinness pint glass dark brown with a tan head foamy like a pillow top. Aroma is weak but gather some roasted malts. Flavor is dark chocolate coffee thin drinkable in mass amounts when nothing else is available. Bitter finish. Actually decent for me when the mood hits about once a year.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"smooth, but still thinner than iíd like. itís already been said "and they all have a dry, tea-like taste" exactly! not bad, but way overrated. i just donít get it. iíll drink one but hundreds of stouts are better. maybe the foreign extra will convince me..."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrownALEx (279) - Portland, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Not bad for an commercial Inbev beer....... nice color. Palate is a little watery. Needs to be more bold!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HippyHop (212) - CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
I feel like most of the reviews below were drinking a different beer than I was.... Typical stout pour, although unlike below, the head had completely dissipated within a couple of minutes. Nose is very faint: toasted grain, treacle and (weirdly) sweet fruit. Taste is toasted grain, treacle, with a surprisingly dry finish (hints of bitter coffee). Mouthfeel is weird too. Low carbonation and pretty watery. Overall this tastes like something brewed by Labatt - and Iím not entirely convinced this isnít their porter, poured into the wrong bottle. This also somehow manages to be less interesting than the original Guinness in nitro cans, which is saying something.


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