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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: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gangstergafje (698) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
The looks of the beer are perfect. It has that ultimate stout appearance. The color of the beer is pitch black on the eye. A strong light reveals the typical ruby red glow of beautiful stout. The beer looks a bit cloudy, but it’s so dark, that it’s hard to tell. On top of the beer a nice layer of soft, creamy, almond colored foam is formed. The foam is very sturdy and doesn’t collapse. It forms a delicious soft layer. The smell is a little mild. There are more aromatic stouts available. There is nice fresh hoppy aroma, containing some aromas of fruits. It smells a bit of grapefruit. There is also a lovely bitter and salty aroma of roasted barley. The different aromas are delicious, I wished it was stronger. The taste is richer. It has the same lovely flavors. Roasty slightly salty and bitter flavors together with lovely sweet and bitter hop flavors. There are better stouts, but it definitely ain’t bad. The palate is good. The beer has a nice amount of tingle to it. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (404) - BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2016
Dark brown liquid, small head. Strong aroma of peat, smoked ham. Medium body, little bit carbonation. Taste of peat and smoked ham.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JDsz5 (8) - - OCT 8, 2016 does not count
Aroma 3. Appearance 5. Taste 5. Palate 3. Overall 11. On tap at Guinness Storehouse, Dublin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meldorf75 (28) - - SEP 23, 2016
Ciemny barwa. Piana gesta wolno opadajaca. W smaku palony slod. Mila goryczka. Srednio nasycone. Ciezko cos wyczuc w aromacie poza palonym slodem.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (882) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear dark brown with a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, coffee and caramel. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, coffee, caramel and a hint of peat with a dry, mildly bitter finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdb84 (559) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2016 As Guiness Extra Stout (50cl bottle). Pours deep dark brown with fairly large head. A: light metallic, sweet caramel malts, vanilla, mocha, light rye. Not bad for abv. T: crisp to smooth mouthfeel, follows aroma. Light bitter development, sweet caramel finish. Turns watery after couple of sips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cagou007 (1048) - FRANCE - AUG 25, 2016
Can at Reading Festival-- Pours deep black with thin white head. Nose is roasty. Aromas at roasted malt, a arable touch. Low carbonation, medium body. Medium bitter and sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (8080) - ITALY - AUG 16, 2016
bottle bb3/3/17 scura schiuma piuttosto abbondante pouttosto gasta discrete note tostate abbastanza amara poco aroma buona secchezza

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abirres (69) - Salamanca, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2016
Negra con reflejos rubíes, de espuma muy cremosa y excelente retención gracias al nitrógeno (único punto fuerte). Aroma a grano tostado, ligeramente frutal. Sabor a malta tostada, agria y un final seco agradable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beertholomeus (1723) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Pours a near black with a khaki head. Roasty malt, caramel, chocolate and toast aroma. Caramel, toffee and roasty malt flavors. Medium light body and moderate carbonation. Caramel and roast finish.

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