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


on tap

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RATINGS: 339   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2830) - 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 (32) - 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 (941) - 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 (1107) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle Sampled at Guinness storehouse
Lighter bodied than draught with some red berries on the nose, burnt toast and roast barley flavours. Medium carbonation, marginally more flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5617) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Scobies in Barcelona. Super dark pour with a frothy head. Dry, smooth, easy drinking. Solid!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JUN 7, 2013
I have never had this as it is not available in the USA. Just had it in England, and it is superb. The best. Better than the Canadian version. Perfectly balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pizd (429) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
(Bottle): Pours a deep black, medium tan head - fizzy as opposed to the smoothness of the draught version. Aroma filled with roasted malt, coffee and some mild vanilla notes. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and some bread. Somewhat smokey on the palate too but a slightly watery body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle. This is my least favorite version of Guinness that I have have tried. Its just not worth trying. Find a pub and order a pint.

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