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


on tap

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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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/

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miko (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2004

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2923) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 7 year old can (bought in London, England in ’98 when I lived there, and discovered in my Father-In Law’s fridge this past summer) shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and GregClow. This was the novelty beer of the night - how would this small can hold up after so long? The answer: surprisingly good! Dark black with lots more red than you see pout of our draught version. Thick brown head (who needs nitro, this looks great!). Strong roasted aroma - nice! Decent roasted coffee taste. Lots of burnt note. Extremely dry. Still a tad mild and watery, but this showed no sign of age which is remarkable - shows you where Guinness came from and what it has become.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3789) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2004
Bottle (duh) from the Green Room, Birmingham. Very tasty Stout. Light and pretty crispy. Burnt oats in the finish, but foregrounded nicely by some fruit and a very sparkly malt gig. Obviously much more liquidy than the nitro version, with a smaller, but browner head. Better than the aforementioned druaght version, with additional refreshment value.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leungie (19) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2004
looks less impressive... but who cares, the hoppy, caramel and more intense flavor and thicker texture beats Guinness draught anyday

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2004
Bottled. Black stout colour with a beige head. Deeper in colour then your average cask stout but more like a regularly cask stout in its flavour and text then any draught Guinness would be. Not as silky as your normal Guinness but dry and flavoursome to be sure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2004
(4.9%, brewed in NZ) Black with a hint of red and a light brown, creamy, rocky head. Roasted malt aroma, with floral hop notes. The body is slightly sweet, and a bit salty, but lacks the watery texture of Guinness Original.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2004
Bottle. Roasted coffe aroma with faint woodiness. Bitter roasty flavour with a hint of bitter chocolate and sourness. One-dimensional on the roast side

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Ah, at last...the elusive Original. Had to go to England to find this, and it's better than the Guinness swill you get in the States or even in Ireland on nitro tap (blah!), but still nothing approaching world class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Winefly (60) - KEW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2004
As commented before "black beer" is not my cup o tea at this point in time, but I suppose I must start somewhere hey. It was an overwhelming drink and took me a while to digest it. I suppose for a beginner in this field it was ok. Smelly though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
quintu (14) - Catalunya (Barcelona), SPAIN - JAN 31, 2004
It's just a Guinness, most famous black beer on the world. It has a lot of body and is so nutritional - in Ireland time a go some mothers gave a bit of guinness to its hungry babies.

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