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

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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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, itís 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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shakesbeere (219) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2010 16 oz can UK. Aroma of light coffee and creamy chocolate. Dry with coffee coffee and smooth chocolate characters -- a little light, but crescendos slightly to the finish. Maybe a little thin, but not too much so. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Can. Pour is mostly dark with a light tan head. Aroma is somewhat sweet with some roasty and milk chocolate aroma. Flavor is nice and subtle, with smooth notes of chocolate, burnt toast, and sweet malt. Nice brew. Kicks that ass of guiness draft any day flavorwise.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2420) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2010
Can with extra N2 in Dublin airport. I hoped I would have time for a quick stop in a pub when I was over in Dublin for an interview, but no. I had to have a can at the airport longe. The Guinness was not as smoth foamed from the can as when from a real ale tap but anything else is not to be expected. The color almost pitch black. The aroma is small with some dark mats, but no chocolats ore coffey. The taste is smooth and a litle dark malty but very easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1822) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 Can in the UK. Mine was 4.2%, not 4.3% as the description says. Aroma of chocolate, treacle, roast, nuts, dust, iron and weak hop background. Thick tan head, black body. Sweet, with bitter notes. A little watery. Silky mouthfeel and a little oily. Dry finish. 7 4 6 2 14 Bottle. 4.2% Fruity, chocolate, spice, hops. Black body with a lively tan head. Bittersweet, leading to a dry and bitter finish. Thin bodied. Well carbonated. Refreshing. 7 4 6 2 12 Bottle. Fruit, spice, roast notes, nuts. Black body with a well retained off white head. Tangy, sour taste. Dry finish. Well carbonated. Drinkable and refreshing. 6 4 7 4 13

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (8397) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2010
330 ml bottle bought at the Grapevine in Belfast. Pours a totally black color with a medium off-white/grey head. The aroma is caramel, toasted malts, some metal. A smooth fizzy flavor; some caramel, sweet biscuit, light metallic roasted malts. Smoother and lighter than the FES versions. Still, decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cartertr (29) - Ellensburg, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2010
I loved having this stuff in Barcelona during the world cup. It fit the environment well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2010
On tap in some random places in Dublin. I preferred this over the Guinness Draught, to be honest. Seems slightly more bitter and sour than the Draught that I was used to. Definite creaminess, I was glad to try this.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (3347) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a large off white head. Aroma is faint, roasted, bitter malts and a hint of chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts. A bit watery in the mouth. Dry, bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1949) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
The classic stout, not quite as pleasant as the smooth flow/draught version but it is the best Irish stout available

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnRMurdoch (4365) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle from Tesco. Grassy grain aroma. Very dark brown colour, biege head. Flavour of dry roasted malts and grain. Not my sort of beer.


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