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


on tap

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RATINGS: 458   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cagou007 (1004) - 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 (7959) - 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 (56) - 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 (1688) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FinnIckler (22) - GERMANY - AUG 4, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2016 Bottle bought at maruhn in eberstadt. Dark brown colored. Foam dispurses Quickly. Hints of orange, chocolate and even a bit of liccorice. Overall Solid beer for consumption in small quantities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerUnited (43) - - AUG 3, 2016
Lacks the character of draught. Pours jet black with tan Co2 head that doesn’t hold up for long.Aroma of smokey dark malt and burnt woods. Medium bodied. More watery than its draught counterpart. Carbonation is stingy. Taste has chestnut, burnt cedar, marmite , espresso and faint cocoa into its finish which is nowhere near as smooth as nitro. I guess I’ve been spoiled by draught, but I really don’t care for this bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Louke (78) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
Dik donker bier met minimale blonde kraag. Heerlijk voor in een pub en goed getapt maar veel minder lekker uit fles of blik.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Roasty edges become mild acidity and fruitiness in this anemic Dry Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the brown-edged black.
-Leafy hop bitterness can be found if you wait for it.
-This is a great example of what nitrogen can do to a beer. Drink this non nitrogenated Guinness and then try the tap version on nitro. Same base beer, except the conditioning. This one lacks character at best. Yet carbonate it with a generous helping of nitrogen and it becomes a more-than-passable whipped cream version of a Dry Stout.
-Drinkability remains high because of the dryness.

Bottle, as Extra Stout (in Ireland).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PintjeFritz (135) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2016
Industrial beer, no information about the malts, hops or drinktemperature on the labels. A black beer with light brown head, smell is roasty, light bread, flat carbonation, light bitter, light body, oily, (I have 0.33l bottle with batch L1304F11000 and best-before 01.17)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Majek (697) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUN 8, 2016
Dark brown colour, medium stable head. Moderate aroma of dark malts, roasty and slightly chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and slightly sour. Over medium carbonation. Low to medium body. Average stout.

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