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

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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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, 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


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Hmmmm...surprisingly like the US version...terrible. See ratings on other versions.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (9088) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2009
bottle from Waitrose Sodmouth. Deep dark nearly black colour, mid-sized beige head. Shy malty background, hints of roasetd malts and coffee. Dry and quite hoppy. Well-balanced dry stout.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankcolub (83) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2009
I don’t usually drink dark beers but on tap it is an exceptional beer . As a dry stout proponent, you get the true beer in a guinness. A deep brown hue, a solid taste, and a good feeling going down. Definitely an impressive drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle, at home with tashi, 4th April 09. Weak malty aroma. Dark, coffee brown colour, as expected. Balanced flavour, dryness without excessive bitterness. Sllips down ok but a bit fizzy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnoaksson (781) - , SWEDEN - APR 11, 2009
Smakerna sjunker långsamt in, växer fram med en känsla av ärlighet. Trots en beska som skjuter med bredsidan, och en fyllighet som heter duga, är den ändå varsam - tassande. Smak av kaffe, choklad och tjära.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2009
The original and by definition, the standard-bearer of the style. I know most swear that the version in Ireland is significantly different from America, but I am not one of them. While I prefer Murphy’s because it is "smoother" to me, this is still one of the world’s great beers.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 19, 2009
Very distinct yet not a favorite of mine. I prefer Murphy’s stout over this one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5280) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle in Oslo. Black body with tan, cream head. Malty, roasty nose with caramel and chocolate notes. Taste of roasty malts . Rich and sweet. Bitterness in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotty (1131) - SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2009
Canned, typically dark with a thickish beige head. Full bodied, packed with roast malt flavours, hints of coffee too. I have to say that even though this is cosidered to be a classic, I find this version a tad unbalanced,a bit on the rough side. I prefer the draught, and the canned draught versions, the nitrogen does it for me...every time!

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
espenra (985) - Kurland, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2008
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet. It poured a deep black colour with a medium big beige foamy head that settled down very slowly in the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, dark roasted coffee and raisins. The flavour is very dry and bitter with notes of vinegar, roasted malts, and dark chocolate. It has a short aftertaste. Unfortunately the vinegar is too dominant and this ruins the flavour for me. I hope this is just a bad bottle, because it should not taste like this.


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