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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 339   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/


1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
HildigŲltur (5104) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2002
I had an aged version. A nine years old bottle. Not much head. Flavour of rotten fruit. Not very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5402) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2002
Bottled(330ml). -good like all Guinness beers, rich head, very similar to Draught, nice taste

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4370) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2002
UPDATED: APR 7, 2007 God awful out of a bottle; pour like molasses. You really need the carbonation ball to get the full effect of a íGuinnessí or on draught, as per the review below, the optimal scenario would be a draught (in Ireland)!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2002
As a stout, itís not that bad. doesnít compare to the widget or draught varieties.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2002
Huummmmm my bottle says 6% ABV. Dark brown opaque with a medium size and medium lasting not that creamy a beige head. Faint roasted malt and bready aroma with hints of sweet smokey varnish, charcoal and bitumen. Lighter in body palate and flavours than the draught. Medium strong short bitter start and slightly sweeter smokey middle and a medium stale bitter finish and aftertaste. Falls a considerable way short of the draught.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2002
Generic stout. Brewa donít need mo hype.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (28463) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2002
A pitch black beer with a beutiful head. It doesnít have much aroma but hints of smoked malt. The flavor is that of smoked malt with some hop bitterness. All in all a very drinkable beer among the more fullbodied beers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4349) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2004 Definately less than the canned version.
Rerate 13/3/2004; Not as good as on tap. Nice aroma of roasted malts -coffee. Taste is strong coffee malty again, quite bitter and very dry. Very decent brew.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2002
I really didnít like this. It may have been too cold, but iím not really a fan of stout.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2002
Chose the bottle ícause I donít like the nitro mouthfeel fom the draught cans. Deep red in colour, good head and lacing, not such a show pony as the nitroed brews. Bitterness is over the top for a beer with so few redeeming features, light body, very little flavour, just black malt (charcoal) and bitterness. Poured 1/2 down the drain, not worth the effort.(brewed in Australia by CUB, no wonder itís crap)


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