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


on tap

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RATINGS: 348   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/

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OwainTurner (299) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
Rich, dark, fruity malt aroma. Thick dark pour. Flavour of coffee and bitter chocolate. Sweet finish. Not of drinkable as the Nigerian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4958) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2013
On tap in Dublin. Brown/black pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma is dark chocolate with hints of coffee. Roasted malt with coffee and a good bitter finish. Light bodied and watery but an ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1007) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
Tykt flott svart øl, med tykt skum som ligger hele vegen. Lett kaffe og fløtelukt. Samme i smaken, med behagelig kremete følelse i munnen. Lite bitterhet, men den sitter bra igjen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
alkolas510 (574) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
Svart med mellanstort skum! Doft och smak är mestadels malt och lite rök! Blaskig för en stout!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
achaja (10) - Lancaster, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
There’s always time for a Guinness! I prefer Extra Stout to Drought tbh, because of milder taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
Can. Black with a thick beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee with a smooth dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6066) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2013
500 ml bottle. Thanks P & J.
Pours a black colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of coffee, some mildly sweet berries and maltiness. Surprisingly rich flavour of roasted malts, coffee, berries, nettles and some hay. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. Finishes lingering roasty and sweet with mild coffee notes. Mild, but good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyBudgie (690) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle on RCC Cruise. Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Light roasted aroma of fruits and caramel. Light roasted flavour of caramel, peat and fruits. Light roasted finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2150) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
Not as good as regular Guinness, noticeably less flavour. Dark, but not quite as dark, and somewhat tasty, but not quite as tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2900) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
500 ml bottle
This release is better than many of the other beers you are likely to find with the Guinness label. Somewhere along the line though it transforms into mediocrity. On the plus side the US version is still one of the better default beers you can find at almost any bar.

Aroma / Appearance - The sandy white head has the same texture as Guinness everywhere. Black coffee, roasted walnuts, and a smokiness are also very similar though perhaps a bit more defined.

Flavor / Palate - Smoky with traces with black olives this has some great and distracting elements at the same time. When it calms down into liquified walnut brownies it is a great dessert beer. When the slightly olive texture comes up it is almost undrinkable. This is almost a Jekyll and Hyde beer. Maybe it tastes better when drunk in Ireland.

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