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

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RATINGS: 365   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/


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7947) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2011 Draught. Molasses malt aroma. Dark as night with nice head. Sweet molasses malt flavor. Nice body.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iammadeofjelly (192) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2005
It may be guinness original, but it isnít as good as itís commercial cousin draught. Flat and a bit like old teabag water. Still a classic.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (779) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 30, 2005
Can - September 2005 Pours ruby-black with a medium sized, medium lasting beige-brown head. Aroma is coffier than regular draught version, the carbonatation es more "evident" against the nitro version. Taste is more burnt, perhaps a little bit more bitter. The aftertaste is very subtle. It seems a bit more "mineral" but i couldnīt say if this is because of the aluminium. Appart from this the other great difference could be that it tastes a little bit more fresh and natural than the regular one, perhaps this being a perception because of reading this one is not pasteurized. A nice change from the regular one, but definetly not one of my favourite stouts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2005
Black with a small brown head, nice roasty aroma. Fairly different to what i expected, much bitier than the draught, its also easy to detect the sourness. Finish is very bitter and fantastic. Great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2005
Changes as it warms. Aroma is dull however chages into this fruityness which is very plesent and something i would never have expected from guiness. Taste is fuller than draught with the similar light burnt coffee going on. Better than i imagined.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
MorganDavis (17) - Ballarat, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2005
I bought a large bottle of this for a past St Pats day. Unfortunately I found it almost undrinkable and bitter. This was a time before I was accustomed to Guinness Draught, and perhaps a retasting is in order to make sure it isnít as crap as I originally made it out to be.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CrazyJames (6) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2005 does not count
(Bottled Traditional Guinness). Quite different to what I was expecting. Still black, obviously. In a screw on/off bottle, newish for beer and useful for something heavy like this. Far less kick than the draught version from the pub, though it is less smooth but has a better, easier, bitter beer type taste, whilst the head keeps just as well. My review seems strangely contradictory. Nevertheless a recomended drink, especially for those who want to aquire the taste of stout.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BEERBELLYBILLY (5) - BARcelona, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2005 does not count
Bitter, acidic, pungent and heavy. But very distinct. Many old timers in ireland drink this regularly rather than draught guinness as they acquired the taste for it before the invention of beer taps. They love it, but not I.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrisbeeRebel (1) - Gouda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2005 does not count
A full flavoured beer with a rich taste. Easy to drink due to the low alcohol percentage.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1270) - TAIWAN - JUL 1, 2005
a-ha, the famous guinness extra stout that defines the style, canít believe i havenít rated this. jet black w/ a beautiful creamy head. aroma of roasted barley, malty flavor. not the best stout, but a worthy bottle.


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