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


on tap

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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Bottle & Can: Filtered, 4.2% or 4.3% Versions.
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndrewC (338) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2007
No beer Iíve had thatís this widely avaliable is anywhere near as good. The initial flavours of smoaky burnt malt are hard to beat. Perhaps Goachers Crown Imperial Stout has better smoaked malt but, hey, I canít buy that in any supermarket in the country.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2358) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2007
Pours black with brown highlites and a dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee and milk chocolate. Flavor is bittersweet coffee, and roasted malts. Medium body with a little too much carbonation. Overall, a solid stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9500) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - APR 2, 2007
500ml screw top bottle (English edition, 4.2%). Served at the right room temperature. Almost opaque, black coloured body. Rocky, off-white head, most of it lasting and leaving lacing on the glass. Rounded, but vague smell of roasted malt. Dark coffee beans with roasted barley in taste. Short tail. Easy to quaff, but not too watered (Thanks to Eva, 01.04.2007).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KM (402) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2007
Bottle. Nice black body with reddish tones. Weird head, but it gets better. Heavy aroma, but it is hard to say what it is. A dry and airy flavour. A bit disappointing. But the old guy at this pub drank it so I guess that means quality. (The Quill Dublin, 17.03.07)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (18082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2007
What can you say about Guiness the worlds best known stout thats not been said before. so " "

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 25, 2007
i had the english version so it was pasteurised. not as creamy as the draught, but a stronger sharper taste.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - 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 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,

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