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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 351   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/


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2003
Well, it’s Guinness again, but thinner, somewhat more bitter and has a higher ’fizz’ content. No substitute for having it out of the tap.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2005 Tasted in the Irish Stout Vertical on St Patty’s Day 05
Nutty chocolate spice, medium bodied roast with a dry acidity and an effervescent finish. Much more stoutish than the draught version. Vanilla, fruit cake, subtle alcohol.Rerate from a 3.7 overall.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, 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 (5703) - 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 (4516) - 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 ’Guinness’ 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, it’s not that bad. doesn’t 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 don’t need mo hype.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29281) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2002
A pitch black beer with a beutiful head. It doesn’t 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 (4505) - 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.


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