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


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RATINGS: 1830   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Pours a viscous black-dark brown. When held to the light, traces of ruby red can be seen on the outline, but the beer is quite opaque. A tall, beige pillowy head dissipates eventually, leaving a fair amount of lacing. Aroma is rather musty, driven by wet grains. Taste is much better, however, and far more complex. Flavors of coffee, toasted malts, and slight stone fruits give the beer a sour-sweet quality, which gives way to a slightly bitter finish. As the beer warms, the malts assert themselves more and the other flavors give way. Alcohol is faint, but noticeable. Mouthfeel is thicker than water, but not by much. In sum, this is the beer by which all Irish dry stouts should be judged. Thatís not to say itís the best--a (select) few may be better--but this is the standard IMO, the exemplar of the style. Plain (nitro) Guinness is too weak, too watery for me, and Extra Foreign Stout too strong, too hoppy. But this is just right.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (188) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, coffee, Appearance: Dark amber/brown, brown head Taste: roasted malt, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, One of my favorite stouts

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingofthemtn (40) - - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle gifted by my cousin (to your health!) poured into a glass mug. Wish I had a bar next door with Guinness on tap so I could compare to a draught but here goes...Aroma - roasted malt and brown sugar. Ap - dark with a tan head - no surprise here. Taste - 70% roast malt, 10 % hop bitter, 10 % bitter chocolate, 5 % roast malt-cherry, 5% - other? Palate - smooth but also carbonated at the same time. I have a home brew stout aging in the basement and will add an edit to compare it in about another two weeks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
retinadoc (154) - - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Much better than Guinness Stout draft! Medium hoppy aroma with actual discernible carbonation. Balanced hoppy taste. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajnepple (3308) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2015
12 oz single bottle from Mile High Wine & Spirits. Black appearance with a light brown head and lacing. Aroma of roasted grain, wheat, bitter chocolate. Similar flavor with a mild roast bitterness and a light dry, lingering finish. There is just something off about it. No thanks. Pairing: Dropkick Murphys - Iím Shipping Up to Boston

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
shanoknowsfood (67) - Hawaii, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle @ Butcher Block, Sarasota, FL. Dark, rich, chocolaty aroma. Tastes great. A tiny bit too bitter on the palate, but the overall deliciousness negates this. Overall, a tasty & refreshing dark brew. Just disappointed itís not brewed in Ireland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (918) - USA - MAY 15, 2015
A pleasant dry stout. Nothing crazy good, but good none-the-less. Something to drink when there isnít much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadShaolin (100) - - MAY 5, 2015
Whiffs of chocolate, coffee and some detectable hops. Great espresso bite with some chocolate coming beforehand. Lingering dry finish with espresso and hops closing the door ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bennetporter (316) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2015
Pours a black from a bottle with a thick khaki head. No nose to speak of, perhaps dampened by the pillowy head. Flavor is of mild coffee, maybe a little cherry jam. Dry in the mouth, overall I feel the mouthfeel is where this beer stands out comparatively, other characteristics are kind of meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1325) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2015
Deep black pour with a frothy, tan head. It has a sugary sweet aroma with mild chocolate. The medium body has smooth texture, sweet taste, and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabah (197) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
I donít know about "Best beer in the world", but definitely a better than average dark beer. A little lighter for a stout, but still medium-heavy in appearance and mouthfeel. Has a good flavor....mainly of chocolate malts, little bit of caramel, and minor hops. Slightly bitter going down. Overall, a quality beer, recommended for anyone who hasnít tried.

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