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


on tap

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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2005
Changes as it warms. Aroma is dull however chages into this fruityness which is very plesent and something i would never have expected from guiness. Taste is fuller than draught with the similar light burnt coffee going on. Better than i imagined.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
MorganDavis (17) - Ballarat, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2005
I bought a large bottle of this for a past St Pats day. Unfortunately I found it almost undrinkable and bitter. This was a time before I was accustomed to Guinness Draught, and perhaps a retasting is in order to make sure it isnít as crap as I originally made it out to be.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CrazyJames (6) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2005 does not count
(Bottled Traditional Guinness). Quite different to what I was expecting. Still black, obviously. In a screw on/off bottle, newish for beer and useful for something heavy like this. Far less kick than the draught version from the pub, though it is less smooth but has a better, easier, bitter beer type taste, whilst the head keeps just as well. My review seems strangely contradictory. Nevertheless a recomended drink, especially for those who want to aquire the taste of stout.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BEERBELLYBILLY (5) - BARcelona, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2005 does not count
Bitter, acidic, pungent and heavy. But very distinct. Many old timers in ireland drink this regularly rather than draught guinness as they acquired the taste for it before the invention of beer taps. They love it, but not I.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrisbeeRebel (1) - Gouda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2005 does not count
A full flavoured beer with a rich taste. Easy to drink due to the low alcohol percentage.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1273) - TAIWAN - JUL 1, 2005
a-ha, the famous guinness extra stout that defines the style, canít believe i havenít rated this. jet black w/ a beautiful creamy head. aroma of roasted barley, malty flavor. not the best stout, but a worthy bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) The quintessence of Irish beer - no less. Pitch black with a pretty brownish head, albeit no nitrogen in this bottled version. Very dry, almost ashy with a lasting bitterness all the way through. The mother of dry stouts....Mine was 5% ABV. 101200

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10842) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2005
Frothy head, black and opague, as usual. Roasted malt and licorice aroma. Bitter, roasted flavor, thin and a bit sharp. Evene the slightest hint of tartness, probably due to the use of roasted barley. Good, but I tend to prefer the draught version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndrewGeoff (27) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2005
This is the first Guinness I have had since one off tap in Ireland many years ago. Back then I recall it being flat and overly creamy in texture as a result of which it has taken this long to try another when there are so many better stouts around. The one I drank on this occasion is actually bottled by CUB in Australia. It had the usual appearance of most stouts and an aroma of roasted malts with hints of caramel. On the palate it showed greater carbonation and none of the sickly creaminess of its Irish counterpart. It is flavoursome but lacks sufficient sweetness to balance the slightly harsh ďburntĒ tastes and sourness. Pretty good overall though and I will be happy to have another sooner than last time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 12, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 I expected more from this beer, but considering the fact I may not tried the common Guinness before I was benevolent with the rating. It is kindda soft, but with the flavor of Guinness.

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