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Guinness Original / Extra Stout (Ireland/UK)

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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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common

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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Unpasteurised in Ireland - pasteurised in the UK/Europe. Available in bottles and cans.
Similar to the Draught version, but without the extra nitrogen. NOT AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES! Ratings for US Guinness Extra Stout go here: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/guinness-extra-stout-40north-america/4456/


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3969) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle 25cl. A dark beer with medium head, nose is on brown caramel and brown bread. Aroma is on brown caramel too, chocolate, loght sourish background, roasted malt body, medium creamy. Near to the classic foreign extra, fine.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
loco_gallego (68) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Stout noire; brune-rouge foncée. Mousse beige disparaissant rapidement. Faible carbonation. Arôme de café, puis caramel. Le tout assez balancé et discret pour une stout. Les arômes de torrefaction sont assez peu présents et laissent les autres s’exprimer. En bouche assez similaire, avec un léger houblonnage en fin de bouche prolongeant l’amertume, petite sécheresse. Mais un peu watery et manquant de crémosité. Stout décente, sans plus.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
azzie (232) - - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle. Hazy dark brown liquid. Light carbonation, medium body. Head tan and average. A bit sour, medium bitterness, light sweetness. Taste of coffee. Good one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
16erBlech (53) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 0,33l bottle. Well I guess Guinness is one of the best- known beers. I couldnt drink it everyday, but from time to time its quite ok.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
SzopPiwosz (154) - - AUG 27, 2014
Zapach z butelki: Karmel, kawa i skórka chleba. Piana: Jasnobeżowa, drobnoziarnista, dość szybko opada do cienkiej warstewki. Kolor: Ciemnobrązowe, klarowne. Zapach: Kawowo-karmelowy. Skórka chleba, cukierki trufle, trochę wiśni. Smak: Kwaskowe, kawowo-karmelowe. Odrobina likierowości, w tle posmak mydlany. Wytrawne, bardzo niska podbudowa. Wyczuwalny alkohol. Tekstura: Lekkie, wodniste. Nieco klejące. Nasycenie: Wysokie, drażniące. Goryczka: Średnia. Pijalność: Średnia. Moje starcie z legendą. Pijałem już widżetowego Guinessa Draught z puchy i był całkiem godziwy, ale na wersje butelkową jakoś nie miałem weny, by się skusić. Przyszedł taki czas, że ciekawość mną zawładnęła i sprawdziłem, czy w butelce znajdę coś równie dobrego, co znanego. Niestety - srogo się zawiodłem, paloność jest zdecydowanie za niska jak na to, co chciałbym doznać w stoucie. Do tego mało apetyczny kolor dość odległy od czerni i piekące, alkoholowe nuty przy mocy 5%... kiepsko, naprawdę kiepsko. Duże rozczarowanie, nie polecam.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
Bottled Guinness, intended for the English market and often regarded as the most faithful Guinness. Thick, creamy, dense, deeply beige head, deep blackish brown colour with ruby hue, only visible under bright light. More refined and complex aroma than Guinness Draught from tap, delicate, black coffee, raisins, caramel, black pepper, nutmeg, dried plums, iron, something woody. Smooth caramel malt taste quickly making place for a soft but assertive, mouth-filling roasted coffee bitterness, woody and a bit oily, some peppery hops in the finish. More than decent, exemplary for its style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rok1024 (1115) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 28, 2014
Deep black appearance, heavy head. Roasted aroma with coffee notes. Malty taste, dry and mild bitter finish. Good Dry Stout.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tfredvik (1134) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Close to black body with hints of something deep red. The tan head is large and creamy, but nowhere near as dense and long-lasting as the nitro widget head you get from a can. The head shrinks to a fully covering film, with lots of foam left on the glass. The moderate aroma is malty, dry and heavily roasted, almost burnt, with ashy notes, also mild coffee. Moderate flavour with dark berries and light yeast in addition to the ashy roasted malty notes. Very little sweetness and not much bitterness either. Light-bodied and dry with a pleasant carbonation level, i.e. not as depressingly flat as the canned version. Boring stuff, but it’s better than Guinness from a can if you put decent carbonation before a thick pillowy head.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 7 months before BB date, from Systembolaget Gĺrda, Göteborg]

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lobs_ols (98) - LATVIA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Nice beige head, strong as well, pitch black colour. Roasted barly on the nose. Chocolate with coffee, some sour undertones. Delightfully smooth, overall - as it should be.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jankes (47) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Niemal czarne, nieprzejrzyste piwo z lekkimi rubinowmi refleksami gdy patrzy się pod swiatło. Dość obfita, drobna, beżowa piana, choć po chwili nieco spada to cały czas pozostaje na piwie. Aromat palonych słodów. W smaku kwaskowość palonych słodów, lekie nuty kawowe i czekoladowe. Najmocniej jednak daje sie wyczuć smak mocnej kawy zbożowej. Całość wieńczy dość długi, przyjemnie gorzkawy finisz.


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