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


on tap

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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Abv may vary from 4.1% to 4.3%, depending on where sold
Previously sold under various names, including "XX Porter" and "Extra Stout Porter" and "Extra Stout"
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.

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cmacklin (1208) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear dark brown with a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, coffee and caramel. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, coffee, caramel and a hint of peat with a dry, mildly bitter finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.

rdb84 (617) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2016 As Guiness Extra Stout (50cl bottle). Pours deep dark brown with fairly large head. A: light metallic, sweet caramel malts, vanilla, mocha, light rye. Not bad for abv. T: crisp to smooth mouthfeel, follows aroma. Light bitter development, sweet caramel finish. Turns watery after couple of sips.

cagou007 (1182) - FRANCE - AUG 25, 2016
Can at Reading Festival-- Pours deep black with thin white head. Nose is roasty. Aromas at roasted malt, a arable touch. Low carbonation, medium body. Medium bitter and sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

daniele (9219) - ITALY - AUG 16, 2016
bottle bb3/3/17 scura schiuma piuttosto abbondante pouttosto gasta discrete note tostate abbastanza amara poco aroma buona secchezza

abirres (126) - Salamanca, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2016 Negra con reflejos rubíes, de espuma abundante color beige y peor retención. Aroma a grano tostado, notas a cacao, café y algo de regaliz, sutil lúpulo noble. De entrada dulce, buen trago, se hace notar el grano tostado, algo de café, un cierto punto agrio bien contrarrestado por la malta. De trago largo con rico postgusto a regaliz. Cuerpo y carbónico propio del estilo.

beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Pours a near black with a khaki head. Roasty malt, caramel, chocolate and toast aroma. Caramel, toffee and roasty malt flavors. Medium light body and moderate carbonation. Caramel and roast finish.

FinnIckler (570) - GERMANY - AUG 4, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2016 Bottle bought at maruhn in eberstadt. Dark brown colored. Foam dispurses Quickly. Hints of orange, chocolate and even a bit of liccorice. Overall Solid beer for consumption in small quantities.

TheBeerUnited (51) - - AUG 3, 2016
Lacks the character of draught. Pours jet black with tan Co2 head that doesn’t hold up for long.Aroma of smokey dark malt and burnt woods. Medium bodied. More watery than its draught counterpart. Carbonation is stingy. Taste has chestnut, burnt cedar, marmite , espresso and faint cocoa into its finish which is nowhere near as smooth as nitro. I guess I’ve been spoiled by draught, but I really don’t care for this bottle.

Louke (78) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
Dik donker bier met minimale blonde kraag. Heerlijk voor in een pub en goed getapt maar veel minder lekker uit fles of blik.

MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Roasty edges become mild acidity and fruitiness in this anemic Dry Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the brown-edged black.
-Leafy hop bitterness can be found if you wait for it.
-This is a great example of what nitrogen can do to a beer. Drink this non nitrogenated Guinness and then try the tap version on nitro. Same base beer, except the conditioning. This one lacks character at best. Yet carbonate it with a generous helping of nitrogen and it becomes a more-than-passable whipped cream version of a Dry Stout.
-Drinkability remains high because of the dryness.

Bottle, as Extra Stout (in Ireland).

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