HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this WAY more than draught. More flavor, more body. If only ALL Guinness was as good as this I would have a better opinion of it.
PugUglyBrewer (179) - - SEP 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the first stout I remember trying when venturing out from, Coors Light, Blue Moon and Shock Top, Then it captured my attention like a slap in the face that beer could be this powerful in style. Now that I have traveresed an array of the dark beer spectrum I come back to Extra Stout with a bit of dissappointment. Just as Guinness is lauded for they make a glass look sexy. The appearance is rich dark brown in color with a soapy/sudsy tan head. Drinking on down the lacing on the class is genoursly coated. On the aroma I get a quick whiff of roasted malt that leads to a slight plum character. The taste adds more emphasis on an earthy and slightly plum flavor. The mouthfeel is a more medium bodied, denoting that it is low abv for the style. The finish is roasted malt, a bit of smoke and dries the palate without being harsh.
ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In the glass it is a chocolate brown with a large bread. Aroma has roasted malts and bitterness. Taste is pretty smooth with mild bitterness and some sweetness. I taste some roasted malts. Pretty good finish.
zubblwump (58) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2016 Pours dark but thin with a large fizzy head. Smell is fairly faint but pleasant enough. Mouth feel is a little thicker than I expected from the pour, but still too watered down for a stout. Taste is not very strong, but smooth with a just a little bitterness. There are better stouts around, but I?d definitely drink this again.
Popoff91 (102) - Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2016 11.2-ounce bottles in a pint glass. Compared both this and Guinness Draught side-by-side. Compared to Draught, Guinness Extra Stout had a thicker head, and a deeper, richer roasted aroma and taste. While both are good, I do prefer the Extra Stout. A little heavy to drink with a large meal, but on its own it is one of my favorites. These particular bottles say it was brewed in Ireland, not Canada, although I have had both.
Dorkenstein (432) - - APR 18, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Roasted malt aromas, some espresso too. Taste is roasted malt, cola, slight star anise, espresso finish and after taste.
polo_marco (320) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice roasted malts smell. Black in color. Taste of roasted barley and espresso coffee notes at the end that tend to linger. Full body and love the carbonation. Finally a guinness for me. Nice work.
Xevious (78) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark with a thick tan head. Smells of coffee, chocolate and nuts, bitter. Finishes medium with a bitter kick.
Perfect for a cold day!
asb06c (5) - - MAR 17, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have always enjoyed this beer. I think it is one of the best widely abailable stouts. I always drink this right out of the bottle. Has a real dark chocolate taste with a bitter finish. I generally do not like stouts, but this one is always tasty and relatively light.
Shot (461) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a massive beige head. Good cling. Aromas of chocolate, gypsum and dark drugs. Flavors are gypsum, unsweetened dark chocolate, bread, and slight fruitiness. Dry as dust. Clean moutfeel. All-time classic stout.
Felsenbrau (45) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1pt 6oz bottle. Pours clear black with minimal tan head and moderate grayish-tan lacing. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate, dark coffee. Taste of sweet coffee, malt, chocolate, quickly turning sour of grapefruit, long-lasting sour coffee taste. Would buy again.