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Guinness Original 4.2% (Ireland/UK)

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


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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Formerly also "Extra Stout 4.2%". Bottle & Can: Filtered, 4.2% or 4.3% Versions exist!
If you were in a pub sometime between 1821 and 1970, chances are this is the Guinness you would have been drinking. Originally brewed as the XX version of our Porter, it’s hoppy, roasty, and crisp, with a bittersweet finish.

Ratings for US Guinness Extra Stout are at Guinness Extra Stout (North America. Only available in America as part of the Brewers Project pack

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5715) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle: Ruby-black with a big, frothy tan head. Scent is mild chocolate....grain malt. Taste is light chocolate roast. Mild, light....but malty. Solid.....good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8072) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2016
50cl bottle from Sainsburys. Thick creamy off white head. Clear black pour. A decent stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (3506) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2016
At my home along with Yves black colored body with a white head and a coffee malt hops aroma a coffee malt hops bitter herby taste with a slight bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Avetixz (81) - GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, butterscotch, liquorice and some floral hops. Pours opaque black liquid with a finger-thick soapy head. Sweet taste with an initial flavour of dark chocolate and some cocoa bitterness, followed by notes of liquorice, spruce, coffee and roasted nuts. Medium body with a creamy texture, average carbonation and a bittersweet finish. Overall I really like the initial bitter cocoa taste, although it fades away after a while and the beer becomes sweeter and more bland, but still makes for a decent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2778) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2016
Shared with wim at wim’s place. Black colored beer with small off-white head and no carbonation. Coffee malty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is roasted mucca sweet.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2016
Brown with a big tan head. Roasted aroma. Taste is sweet, malty, roasted. Much better than the Guinness from Canada.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (1971) - Tjele, DENMARK - APR 15, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown color with large creamy off-white mostly lasting head. aroma is roasted malt. Sweet spicy flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1171) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2016
Dark pour, slight red hue, 2 fingers of tan meringue. Nose is dark roasted barley. Bittersweet. Middle is light espresso and hint molasses, followed by charred grain. Finish is bittersweet malted barley with a light hop bitterness. Light on it’s feet and full of flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (10758) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2016
33cl bottle courtesy of binnys who decided to put all their special 12 pks or whatever in the mix 6. Aroma is a touch raisiny, pretty straight forward guinness, obviously missing the nitro pour that the original one has. I guess i like the nitro better, easier to slug.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (751) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2016
Robe brune, belle mousse crémeuse. Nez assez élégant, note légèrement torréfiée sur un fond houblonné et fruité. Bouche à l’attaque fraîche, digeste, fine bulle élégante et finale houblonnée. Un stout tout en élégance.

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