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


on tap

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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11643) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2007
Bottle, from Hamburg. 4.1 %. Pours pitch-black with soft brown edges. HEad is quite small for a Guinness - probably because of the way I poured it (too slow). Aroma is mild, but quite roasted. Low carbonation, but more than the draft version. Quite dry flavour balanced with some degree of roasted malts. Not as great as the draft, Iím afraid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2007
Dark black body with a large creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate coffee and smaller notes of smoked malt. Flavor is mostly of roasted and smoked malt, has notes of coffee and some bread to. Palate is dry ond smooth, very mouthfilling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2008 Must be drank "off the shelf", ie at room tempature. Pours black with a large rocky head, much more attractive than the artificial look of nitro stout IMO. The roasted flavours are a little subdued but this beer is genuinely dry. Unfortunately the body is disappointingly thin. If you expect stouts to be big, bold and flavoursome this may disappoint but its soft elegance sold me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wobbler (46) - IRELAND - JUN 6, 2007
Iím a big fan of this stuff. Itís got a very untrendy old manish image in Ireland. Most people who drink Guinness at home either go for those nasty nitro cans or worse those bottles. Anyway, to compare it to the the keg version (with nitrogen) itís fizzier, oakier and (crucially) Gunniessier. It lacks the smoothness of the draught version though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2823) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 4, 2007
Pint bottle - Pours black with fluffy head, has a slight burnt malt aroma. Smooth tasting with chocolate and malt flavours, a very enjoyable stout, totally opposite to Guinness on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a nice crteamy light brown head leaving a good lacing. Aroma is a bit sweet with plenty of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. The mouthfeel is smooth. The flavour is soft and bit sweet with roasted malt and caramel, chocolate, some coffee. Bitter roasty finish. Great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (1936) - Hemhofen, Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2007
Can 13,5% extra Free in London :) One of the best dark beers, Guinnes original has a aroma like some Coffee and chocoloate, same to the flavor and bitterness at finish, the color is balck with some brown touch and dark beige head creamy. Amazing beer! Cerveja com aroma de cafť e chocolate o mesmo para o sabor forte e amargo.Cor negra com marrom que vai tornando a espuma bege e cremosa.

   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 (2416) - 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 (9661) - 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).

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