Guinness Original 4.2% (Ireland/UK)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Formerly also "Extra Stout 4.2%". Bottle & Can: Filtered, 4.2% or 4.3% Versions exist!
If you were in a pub sometime between 1821 and 1970, chances are this is the Guinness you would have been drinking. Originally brewed as the XX version of our Porter, it’s hoppy, roasty, and crisp, with a bittersweet finish.

Ratings for US Guinness Extra Stout are at Guinness Extra Stout (North America. Only available in America as part of the Brewers Project pack

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cokemonkey11 (737) - - MAR 20, 2017
Can. Pours black with a thin tan head subsiding thin. Scent is light porter yeast. Taste is light notes of caramel and slightly bitter. Yeah fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrW (587) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2017
Well yeah, it’s a monument. Love one now and then. Aroma of burnt malts, coffee beans, lactic, cream. Pours dark red, Brown black, with a small lasting creamy head. Taste is a bit malt, a bit bitter, coffee. Weak mouthfeel, flat feeling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Salwal (442) - GERMANY - MAR 12, 2017
Bottle poured into imperial pint. Pours dark brown with thick, quickly vanishing head. Nose of roasted barley, dark malts. Taste, metallic watery roasty. Finish herbal hops...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
islay (2459) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2017
11.2 oz. bottle, consumed on 2-13-17. Pours an amber-tinted medium to dark brown with a moderate to large amount of beige head. Clear liquid. Good lacing. Nice color and nice head. Looks good. Chocolate and cocoa scents. “English” yeast smell. Some dry grapefruit in the aroma. Roasted malts and clay in the smell. Lemon tartness above a burnt malt base. Old fashioned British Isles macro ale. Light body. Thin. Otherwise unremarkable palate effects. Too low in flavor to impress though certainly better than the unfortunately ubiquitous Guinness Draught.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PlutonowyMan (665) - POLAND - FEB 27, 2017
Barwa ciemno br?zowa, miejscami rubinowa. Piana jasno br?zowa, drobno ziarnista, jest wysoka i trwa?a. Aromat suchy, palony, trawiasty. Kawowe nuty mieszaj? si? z akcentami popio?owymi i barbeque. W smaku jest zdecydowanie kawa a w tle delikatnie pojawia si? gorzka czekolada. Ca?o?? wzbogacona jest o kawow? goryczk?, jest krótka, niska. Nasycenie ?rednie, pasuje, brakuje mi tylko jeszcze wiecej pe?ni gdy? tutaj zdecydowanie brakuje cia?a.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanoi (911) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle. Nose is lactose, smoke, sweet malt. Taste earth, smoke, malt slight sour. Short sweet malt finish. It’s the best beer you can usually get from a bad place. Amazed I’d not rated it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
popiela (746) - Poznañ, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Butelka 0,33l. Aromat przyjemny, kawowy, palony. W smaku podobnie, trochę wodniste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Christian (13279) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2017
Black with a lasting off-white head. Light roasted aroma with toffee and caramel. Dry, light roasted and malty flavour. Quite thin and slightly sour

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (6019) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2017 (can) clear deep brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of barnyard and pale malts, with lots of manure and sugar icing. flavour is mostly grainy roasted malts, vanilla and chalk, slightly ashy, wih a touch of earth and a light roasted-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carobnation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LeoN_ (40) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
Ziemlich dunkel, im Licht schimmert es aber noch etwas rot durch. Leider wenig Schaumbildung. Leicht säuerliches Aroma, Sauerteig. Milder Antrunk, cremige Textur. Gute Malznote, auch im abgang. Könnte insgesamt etwas mehr Körper haben. Gut trinkbar.

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