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


on tap

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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, 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (3389) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1955) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnRMurdoch (4414) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Poured almost black with a small beige head. Aroma & taste: grain, faint roasted malt, mild metallic. Thin body, no depth or complexity. Overall: bland... may have been a bad bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
[2740-20100130] 568mL bottle. Mild red wine tannins aroma with a mild nutty roast tinge. Hazy, dark brown red body with a big creamy light mocha head. Roasty malt notes and mild sour characteristics in the flavour. Light-medium body. Interesting to try, might be a touch old.
Overheard: "Pairs well with chocolate-covered bacon."
(From Guinness Brewery, Dublin; w/ jerc, others)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
2009-01-30. Black body with a good sized foamy tan head. Modest roast aroma, light malts. 6+ Flavour is mildly roasty, light bitterness throughout. 6+ Smooth average to light body. The overall impression is not unlike what I would expect a cask version of Guinness to be like. Paired well with chocolate covered bacon. Yumm! Bottle from Guinness Brewery, Dublin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
Scored at Brewery Creek, where it was rescued from a gift pack. Dull brown. The aroma is characterful - whiskeyish, slightly nutty aroma hinting at a light creaminess. Fairly light body, lead by a healthy roast character, again with some background nuttiness. Good easy-drinking stout with just enough complexity and uniqueness to keep it interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Wow, glad for the opportunity to try this. Pours black with a long-lasting tan head (see, you donít need widgets...). Nice aroma! Cookies, mild ink, even some fruit in the background. Tartness on the sides of the tongue, some sour cherry makes this more like a foreign stout than expected. Excellent roast. Soft and creamy with slight thinness. Nice lingering bitterness. Interestingly inky. If this is the benchmark Guinness, I really like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (7883) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle from a small shop in London. Dark brown to black body with fluffy beige head. The aroma is quite roasty with light coffee and chocolate notes. Caramel, roasted malt and light coffee in the flavour. Good roasty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle. A - Deep black with a large creamy-beige head. Good retention and some lacing left. Typical Guinness look. S - Roasted, chocolaty malts. T - Roasted malts with some chocolate and coffee bitterness. A bit of an earthy smokiness, but not much. A little thin. M - Medium to light body. Good carbonation. Fairly smooth and creamy. A touch watery and thin (not as bad as say the Draught). D - Pretty good and easy to drink. Like some other Guinness offerings, it is easy to drink, but the flavors donít necessarily make me want to go grab another. Notes: Decent beer, but similar to the Draught (I like this slightly better). A little too thin and watery and flavors donít jump out. Normal Guinness taste. It has its time and place, but not a beer I will search for.

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