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


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RATINGS: 473   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, 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1709) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle from a random shop in London, possibly a Sainsbury’s. Pours black with well-retaining tan foam. Pleasant sweetish roasty malty aroma. Tastes low sweet, more ashy and roasty dry, cheap chocolate and faint sugary notes. Feels a bit watery on the palate. Fizzy but very fine carbonation. Pretty good but kinda underwhelming. Wouldn’t mind downing a couple of pints of this in a pub when nothing better available.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hauxe (521) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2017
Pours dark brown from the bottle. The head is tan and foamy. A sticky lacing clings to the glass. The aroma is very subdued with hints of smoke and roasted malt. Taste is very mildly bitter with touches of dark chocolate and licorice. The flavors feel lost against a watery palate. Finish is smokey but otherwise short and uneventful. I drank a fair bit of this twenty years ago and liked it, but I guess tastes change. Now it just seems boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (842) - - JAN 8, 2017
Easily recognised the world over - Guinness in a bottle. Roasted malt and grassy hops and a slight chalkiness. Very drinkable but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KikoDucky (132) - Trenčín, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 26, 2016
Dark colour. High carbonate foam, aromas of cocoa, coffee, roasty. Taste is carbonate, in middle is cocoa, coffee and roast malts, low bitter finnish. Of course is not craft quality, but still good beer, can be good alternative for pale ale fans, who want to start with dark top-fermented beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stultus (132) - ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2016
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is quite mild, honts of coffee and roast. Taste is malry, coffee, roasty, light bitterness, medium bitter finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kim_Jong_pIlsner (4) - - DEC 10, 2016 does not count
My life has been a succession of ’if only’ encounters. If only i had the mealy texture of a frozen mouse to be devoured by my more attractive friends’ pythons. If only i could play the spoons. If only i looked more like Nicholas Lyndhurst. But while, as a mere serf, i can only look on in quiet despertation... Guinness will stand above me, like a chickpea in a quality 5 bean chili to my haricot bean shite... At least I’m not irish. You tattie munching bastards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (1910) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2016
0,33l Flasche "Guinness Extra Stout". Mit 4,1%. Schwarzes Bier mit feinperligem hellbeigen Schaum. Leider nicht cremig wie vom Fass. Komplexer Duft. Etwas Fassaroma, Kork, Whiskey, Sherry und sanfter Rauch. Antrunk kräftiges Röstmalz. kaffee. Sehr reduzierte Süsse. Im Abgang etwas Kokos und angenehm bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmctaster (84) - Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Hoppy. Bitter without any malt flavor. Khaki head with a dark brown color. Thin, but the fullness of a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gangstergafje (834) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
The looks of the beer are perfect. It has that ultimate stout appearance. The color of the beer is pitch black on the eye. A strong light reveals the typical ruby red glow of beautiful stout. The beer looks a bit cloudy, but it’s so dark, that it’s hard to tell. On top of the beer a nice layer of soft, creamy, almond colored foam is formed. The foam is very sturdy and doesn’t collapse. It forms a delicious soft layer. The smell is a little mild. There are more aromatic stouts available. There is nice fresh hoppy aroma, containing some aromas of fruits. It smells a bit of grapefruit. There is also a lovely bitter and salty aroma of roasted barley. The different aromas are delicious, I wished it was stronger. The taste is richer. It has the same lovely flavors. Roasty slightly salty and bitter flavors together with lovely sweet and bitter hop flavors. There are better stouts, but it definitely ain’t bad. The palate is good. The beer has a nice amount of tingle to it. Nice.

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