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Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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/


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2006
very dark and bitter... has a white head and froth to it... has an aftertaste to it, and again, very dark.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2006
This one looks identical, but is 6% and brewed by CUB under license from the big G. Sweet old-ale style aroma - slightly roasty with some sweet caramel. Some dry bitterness on tasting, but a bit bland. Not much depth at all in the mouth. Not bad, but it struggles against pretty much all the other Australian brewed stouts.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iCraig (32) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2008 Abit harsher than its little brother Draught Guinness. But this one is alot more flavour some but less smooth as it uses more CO2. It has more flavours of coffee and burnt wood along with the sweetness of chocolate but when you drink it a real party goes on in your mouth. A salute to Arthur Guinness for this pint, as its the closest Guinness can get to the brew he made all those years ago!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10796) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown color with a huge light brown head that diminished slowly with excellent lacing. Good roasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Moderate roasted malt flavor with a small dry bitter finish of average duration.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6858) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 Beautiful black-brown with a thick sand-coloured head. Chalky aroma with a faintly charred character. As it warmed and the head receded it took on a more molasses kind of aroma. Sweet palate, mostly chocolate with mild fruit and a hint of smokiness. Pleasant heavy mouthfeel. The acidity is definitely noticable, and gives this beer a mouth-watering quality that keeps you wanting to sip and sip and sip....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2006
33cl bottle. Spurred on by SilkTorkís thread on this beer, I got around to actually rating it. Black colour with brown on the edges, lasting beige head. Burnt malt aromas, some toffee too. Some dark fruit. Bit tinny on the carbonation. Finish has choc, coffee, but just a tad thin. Nice though

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2005
Very good stout -- almost prefer this one now to the nitrocan version, because, well, itís roastier.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3201) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle from 1953. A very beautiful specially made coronation bottle with the Royal Crest and ER 1953 on the back. The crown cab seemed to be made of iron as it was quite hard to get off. Poured Black with no head. Smelled of metals. Sweet portlike stout with aromas of vanilla and iron. Still a hint of CO2! Dry portlike finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Nice dark body with a small tan head. Great aromas of chocolate and burnt malts. Flavor had a nice bitter bite to it. This one is better than the North America version.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6127) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2005
Can shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of tupalev. 7 year-old can!! 7 YEARS!! The first thing I said before we poured this was "Do you think thereís any chance this is still good?" I certainly had my doubts. Amazingly it held up very well. Pours a dark reddish-brown with an average size brown head. Very mild aroma of roasted malt. The flavour of smoky caramel malt and roasted coffee was a touch stale but thatís to be expected given the age of it, but that still didnít deter from the enjoyment of this fine beer. This beer is not even in the same league as the North American Guinness, itís so much better. Thanks tupalev for this rare treat!


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