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


on tap

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RATINGS: 386   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1069) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2004
Not a patch on the real stuff but not too shabby never the less. Plenty of malty a mild coffee aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8817) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
From a bottle purchased at the brewery. Dark, ruby-tinted beer wiht a thick off-white non-nitro head. Nicely persistent head and roasty aroma. Some coffee and chocolate. Flavour is fairly thin, but has some coffee and a hint of molasses. A touch of acidic tartness in the middle. Finish also shows some faint chocolate and a bit of unpleasant metallic character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2004
What I miss is having this beer "extra cold"; the way they serve it at many pubs in England. Besides "extra cold" just tasting better, they had a killer advert campaign for it, though with some eroticisms probably too outrageous for the sex-pure US. Hmph. Nicely fills the glass, and a reliable standby, since itís everywhere in England. But of course, not the most flavourful stout. From a London friend: "Want to wind up a drunk Irishman? Tell him the Guinness heís drinking was made in England." It was a true joke, except now I understand the English brewery is closed, so everything in the UK I assume is now brought over from St. Jamesís Gate Dublin. But the truth is, though itís not the best stout, either the UK or Irish version of this is better than the Connecticut-made US draught Guinness. Thatís cardboard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JonMoore (1972) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2004
The best guinness I have tried, I prefer this to the overated draught. Black, with a smallish tan head. Roasted-ish aroma. Coffee in the flavour, sweetish with slight bitterness. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Very good guinness, fairly average stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 13, 2004
Extremely black with beige foamy head. Aroma of malt, milk and coffee. Dry, bitter and filled with chocolates. And again malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2004
black color, light coffee malt aroma and taste, full body, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
miko (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2004

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 7 year old can (bought in London, England in í98 when I lived there, and discovered in my Father-In Lawís fridge this past summer) shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and GregClow. This was the novelty beer of the night - how would this small can hold up after so long? The answer: surprisingly good! Dark black with lots more red than you see pout of our draught version. Thick brown head (who needs nitro, this looks great!). Strong roasted aroma - nice! Decent roasted coffee taste. Lots of burnt note. Extremely dry. Still a tad mild and watery, but this showed no sign of age which is remarkable - shows you where Guinness came from and what it has become.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4057) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2004
Bottle (duh) from the Green Room, Birmingham. Very tasty Stout. Light and pretty crispy. Burnt oats in the finish, but foregrounded nicely by some fruit and a very sparkly malt gig. Obviously much more liquidy than the nitro version, with a smaller, but browner head. Better than the aforementioned druaght version, with additional refreshment value.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leungie (19) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2004
looks less impressive... but who cares, the hoppy, caramel and more intense flavor and thicker texture beats Guinness draught anyday

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