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


on tap

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RATINGS: 344   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
achaja (10) - Lancaster, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Thereís 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 (5536) - 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 (5937) - 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 (640) - 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 (2082) - 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 (2875) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dagrk (33) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013
Liker Guinness for den bitre smaken og fyldige konsistensen. Godt med skum og god ettersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gondar (1) - - JUL 12, 2013 does not count
Cool to drink. Makes me think a little about time in Ireland. Nice also to mix it with some lager e.g. Smithwick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
OllieBBommel (1041) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle@home, 50cl. Head: nice brown foam. Colour: dark brown. Aroma: roasted malt.Taste: medium bitter. Palate: dry, medium bitter finish, low CO2. Overall: very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kryon (1324) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2013
Pours dark with medium off white gead Aromas of riasted malts and hints of caramel Taste dominated by roasted malts. Low to medium bodied. Low carbonation. Medium bitter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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