Brewed by Labatt Breweries (AB InBev)
Style: Dry Stout
London, Canada


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RATINGS: 1868   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Labatts brew a pale ale base to which is added the unfermented but hopped Guinness wort extract. Guinness Extra Stout is brewed in Canada by Labatt under license from Arthur Guinness Son & Company. Editors Note: It looks like Moosehead is also brewing Guinness. Bottles in the US are from there of late, but Canadian bottles are still showing Labatt. 04/23/06

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Pours a viscous black-dark brown. When held to the light, traces of ruby red can be seen on the outline, but the beer is quite opaque. A tall, beige pillowy head dissipates eventually, leaving a fair amount of lacing. Aroma is rather musty, driven by wet grains. Taste is much better, however, and far more complex. Flavors of coffee, toasted malts, and slight stone fruits give the beer a sour-sweet quality, which gives way to a slightly bitter finish. As the beer warms, the malts assert themselves more and the other flavors give way. Alcohol is faint, but noticeable. Mouthfeel is thicker than water, but not by much. In sum, this is the beer by which all Irish dry stouts should be judged. Thats not to say its the best--a (select) few may be better--but this is the standard IMO, the exemplar of the style. Plain (nitro) Guinness is too weak, too watery for me, and Extra Foreign Stout too strong, too hoppy. But this is just right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmctaster (81) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Black with a yan head. Aroma is hops and roasted barley. Taste is slight chocolate and roasted barley. Slight slice aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KevinReddirt (44) - Midland, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2016
Flagship for stouts in my book. Certainly the first I ever had. Strong in most ways. Opens with a dark black appearance and a dark tan head that slowly leaves. Little carbonation. Unusual scent, sort of sweet, fruity and grainy. Heavy taste. Molasses. Raisins. I have moved on. Like the really strong, high alcohol content of the newer stouts I have recently tried. Actually I think Guinness is best as a black and tan. Now there you go.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RatingsLieutenant2 (10) - - NOV 10, 2016
suspicious appearance - looks like an esspresso... The flavour is particular, tastes slightly like wheat bread beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ferguimara (12) - - NOV 10, 2016
Very dark with a finger white head, this beer radiates a soft scent true to its style. The taste is thin and not lasting but easy to down while also filling. Good beer overall.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Ty Maltoy (11) - Providence, ANGUILLA - NOV 10, 2016
I find myself very fortunate for drinking this beverage. Now I know how carbonated old coffee tastes like...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JacksonCR (16) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Pretty crappy beer tbh. No body and very little aroma. Dark dark color. Very heavy.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BreweryCaptain6 (10) - - NOV 10, 2016
Looks like coffee, has no discernible taste other than a faint bitter/salty initial taste. Tastes like mostly water and a little coffee

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerMeister14 (11) - - NOV 10, 2016
It looks like the devils blood, terrifying. Though for all the extra stout it lacks much of a punch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rjd214 (11) - - NOV 10, 2016
I am excited for Guinness to officially go vegan at the end of 2016 and I will return to drinking it then!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PugUglyBrewer (244) - - SEP 16, 2016
This was the first stout I remember trying when venturing out from, Coors Light, Blue Moon and Shock Top, Then it captured my attention like a slap in the face that beer could be this powerful in style. Now that I have traveresed an array of the dark beer spectrum I come back to Extra Stout with a bit of dissappointment. Just as Guinness is lauded for they make a glass look sexy. The appearance is rich dark brown in color with a soapy/sudsy tan head. Drinking on down the lacing on the class is genoursly coated. On the aroma I get a quick whiff of roasted malt that leads to a slight plum character. The taste adds more emphasis on an earthy and slightly plum flavor. The mouthfeel is a more medium bodied, denoting that it is low abv for the style. The finish is roasted malt, a bit of smoke and dries the palate without being harsh.

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