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


on tap

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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Bottle & Can: Filtered
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.

NOT AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES! Ratings for US Guinness Extra Stout are at Guinness Extra Stout (North America)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ostrovni (17) - ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2007
Iím genuinely surprised. I liked this. Draught Guinness is a bland, insipid product with an off-putting artificial taste created by the nitro. This, on the other hand has some real roast, coffee flavour like a good stout should. For a 4.2%abv beer it feels weighty. Amazed. Not great, but good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chmurarz (518) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - JAN 27, 2007
500ml, apart from slight mild sweety roasiness no aroma, i canít see the famous froth, off-brown, smooth, coffie, chocolate, nuts, cigaretts, roast, palate nice but not as full as I expected,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 Bottled. A black beer with a decent tan coloured head. The aroma is dry, roasty and burnt. The taste is very dry but the finish is watery. Very burnt and not at all smooth or mellow. Needs more body and/or more alcohol to be enjoyable. Score 2.5
Subsequent rating scored 3.1. Average becomes 2.8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
Black with a nice head. The aroma has notes of licorice and smoke, and the flavour has notes of licorice, tar, smoke and a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2006
Bottle: Pitch black with white browny head. Roasted malts & chocolate. smooth mouthfeel though it has a Watery flat body & texture. I like this better than the original version. OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2006
An always enjoyable beer to drink. Usually I find the can here (prefer the export bottle though :P). A very good stout, very smooth like silk, lots of cofee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2006
Bottle bought in Dublin. Much more character than their standard draft version. It looks the same, but it has a fine body of roasted malt.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Englander1986 (51) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2006
The original drink is always the best. I have been drinking this for a number of years and I dont intend to stop. Absolutely gorgeous taste when freezing cold, if bought in bottles, its best to leave them in the fridge overnight to get the best temp. Or bung it into the freezer for about 30 minutes, whichever you prefer. :)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - FEB 22, 2007
Blackout pour with a nice and lasting head. The aroma is very much like a regular lager o pilsner. The taste is nothing like the aroma... Roasted to burnt malts, dry bitterness but a suprising light body, even kinda watery at the end. Its crisp and refreshing but not smooth and silky like the bottle claims. Finishes dry, fizzy with a salty burnt coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5151) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
Bottle: dark reddish black with a coffee head; aroma dominated by the roasted chocolate malt;chewy consistency with a full body and lots of roast malt, chocolate and coffee flavours; and a pleasing driness that I donít find in the draught version.

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