Guinness Original 4.2% (Ireland/UK)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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, itís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (1010) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 23, 2017
Black with beautiful head. Malty chocolate aroma. Dry bitter, not heavy bodied as many people assume. Malty with nice noble hop bitterness. Drunk on some beautiful hill in the middle of Rheinland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodsquad (178) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2017
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pours darkest brown with ruby tinge. Foamy light tan head. Nose of chocolate powder, blackcurrant, mild roast coffee. Taste builds coffee slightly, a little chocolate milk, mild earthy herb and a little grain on the finish. A surprisingly light body with gentle to moderate sparkle. Oily on the lips. This has pleasant light roast flavours over a light body. Too light for a stout but a wholesome enjoyable drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kubasok (19) - POLAND - APR 6, 2017
Piwo z butelki pite w UK. W aromacie głownie gotowane warzywa, niezbyt pozytywnie. W smaku czuć paloność większą niż w Guinnessie pitym w Polsce, całkiem przyjemny, dobrze pijalny stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maracuja05 (1105) - Mainz, GERMANY - APR 6, 2017
14-03-17 // bottle at home as the version sold in Germany with 4.1%. Deep black beer, typical guiness beige creamy head. Roasty malts, light sweet, creamy texture and a light hop bitter finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2521) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2017 March 25, 2017 - on tap at Tin Belly. Dark brown pour with nice head that lasted and sime lacing. Aroma was roasted malt, chocolate and light smoke. Taste was consistent with aroma, chocolate came out as it warmed. Much different from the US version. Side note this English pub goes from playing No Doubt to Jackson 5, weird.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (384) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Canít believe Iíve not rated this one. Smoky. Malt liquorice fruit for me . Nice cocolate nose and chocolate finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cokemonkey11 (768) - - 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 (630) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2017
Well yeah, itís 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 (470) - 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 (2533) - 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. ďEnglishĒ 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.

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