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Guinness Original / Extra Stout (Ireland/UK)

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

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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle & Can: Filtered
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.

NOT AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES! Ratings for US Guinness Extra Stout are at Guinness Extra Stout (North America)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (6297) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Can / bottle in Ireland with the family - July 2015. Pours a deep blackish brown the way Guinness does. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with notes of soft roast, light milk/lactose and gentle coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4278) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. The label said 4.2 rather than 4.3. Black with a small head.Some maltiness but no stand out flavours.Cant believe that I haven’t tried this before not that it was a great miss. Rather disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vincent68 (439) - Nitra, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2015
Fľaša 0,33 l zo supermarketu. Pivo tmavé ako noc, takmer nepriehladné, hustá hnedá krémová, dobre držiaca pena, sladkasto kávová aróma. Nižšia rezkosť, trochu vodové, horkosť, chuť zhorenej kávy. Pravdupovediac, pil som aj lepšie stouty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HerrBierkoenig (581) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2015
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 13/02/16 Pours clear dark brown liquid , medium frothy white to tan head, Aroma: espresso, dark chocolate, milk, spices, Taste: light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light to medium sour, espresso, dark chocolate, milk, bit watery, Palate: light to medium body, slick mouthfeel, average carbonation, abrupt espresso finish, Overall: nice stout apart from the watery taste and Palate. Drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (328) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Pours black with a good white foamy head. A little red wine to the aroma, roasted barley and earth. A little over carbonated for me when it comes to Guinness. A bit bland too, some earthy notes with just a hint of bitterness

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wanderings878 (53) - ITALY - JUL 6, 2015
Spina. Colore nero con poca schiuma beige. La compattezza nel bicchiere č di per se splendida, alla vista. Aroma di malto tostato, caffč e qualche debole nota di cioccolato. Gusto che segue l’aroma, dolcezza media, con finale mediamente amaro piacevole. Una birra vellutata e cremosa, con carbonatazione bassa. Resta un classico.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
500ml . in a pint jug . i thought I had rated this Guinness variant , but no ...bro , large foamy ass beige khaki head above burnt black cole/purple morphed beer . ... of roast malts , coffee , rich coffee , lactose . oily m dry , rich and rounded palate . slick notes of coffee roast from the roasted malt expressions ..bitter , chewy . A gud easy to boost dry stout ,nothin’ flash or fancy .

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
minutemat (2503) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
500ml bottle from Teshcos. Pours black with foamy ivory head. Very light malt aroma. Taste is mild roast, light coffee with a fair carbonation. Remarkably bland with a watered-down Guinness character. Really quite disappointing it’s hard to imagine anyone getting much enjoyment from this.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (3190) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, South Shields. A dark black beer that pours with a thin tan head. It has a dry, smoked beechwood flavour, chocolate notes followed by a creamy bitter roasted and red fruity finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3233) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Classy evening in with my 13.5% extra free tin of Guinness Original XX Extra Stout, watching ’Hobo with a Shotgun’. Very dark brown, big foamy tan head, light lacing. Aroma is smoke, yeast, smoked ham, some chorizo and earth. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste has more smoked ham, molasses, spice and yeast. Pretty good. Better than Guinness Draft anyway.


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