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

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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly also "Extra Stout 4.2%". Bottle & Can: Filtered, 4.2% or 4.3% Versions exist!
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.

Ratings for US Guinness Extra Stout are at Guinness Extra Stout (North America. Only available in America as part of the Brewers Project pack


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24352) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2008
Canned. Deep rubyish black colour with small off/white creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, some bitternessas well as ashes. Flavour is all the same with a quite mouthdrying finish. Tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2008
500ml can from local supermarket. Dark red brown colour with a diminishing head. Some quite bitter roastiness apparent throughout. Relatively light mouthfeel. Finishes dry. More interesting than the nitro-ed up version but didnít really grab my attention. Easy-going and OK but rather run of the mill.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2008
Bottle from Ramsgate Social Club: Run of the mill stout. Some nice roasted malt flavours, but a little thin in the mouth and also a little fizzy. The Nigerian Foreign Extra is undoubtedly the king of guinness beers, but this is certainly better than the standard draught.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Psylok (3) - , ITALY - JUL 20, 2008 does not count
sure is a good bber, more better than the version iwe can drink in italy. that one i drank in dublin is really good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
downender (7630) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2008
Bottled from Sainsburys. Almost black with a billowing but short-lived tan head. Slight, roasty aroma. Light mouth feel with some sweet malt followed by a hint of coffee. An abrupt, dry finish was disappointing. A lot more enjoyable than draught Guinness but still a poor stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle- Deep, dark brown, almost black, with a thick and frothy mocha cap. Nose of toasty, roasted barley with woodsmoke and coffee, leading to dark chocolate and vanilla extract. The taste is bitter dark chocolate covered coffee beans with vanilla and oak, lending a hand to a herbal, sharp hop bitterness towards the finish. Quite a full mouthfeel for such a light beer. I like this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2014) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2008
[bottle from Asda, High Wycombe] Manages to capture much of the flavour of the draught stuff: caramel, coffee, malt; plus also the smooth texture. However, has a very off-colour and frothy head, and a slight fizz that just doesnít sit well within Guinness. Still pretty decent stuff though, especially considering how big a global brand it is.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
Dublin, Ireland. Bottled Smooth palate that suits the coffee dryness from the roasted barley

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2008
(IRELAND) Nice black color with a dissipating med-tan head. There is a roasted malt / smoky chocolate aroma with a nutty bitter taste. I enjoyed this more than Guinness Draught. This is a full bodied brew that is BRILLIANT...... lol

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
Canned from the republic: Black, beige head. Mild aroma with roasted malts and notes of smoke. Uncomplex flavour with more roasted malts and faint notes of coffee. Moderate bitterness. Low carbonation and watery palate. Very drinkable. Good with salty food. Though uncomplex this is a prototypic dry stout. Enjoy the crack...


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