Guinness Extra Stout (Continental Europe)

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Type: Altbier
  • Brewed by: Guinness Ltd.
  • Availability: Year-Round
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  • Region Available: Argentina , Australia , Bahrain , Belgium , Brazil , Canada , Croatia , Denmark , England , Finland , France , Germany , Greece , Iceland , Ireland , Israel , Italy , Japan , Netherlands , New Zealand , Norway , Poland , Portugal , Puerto Rico , Scotland , Serbia , South Africa , South Korea , Spain , Sweden , USA , Venezuela , Zimbabwe
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Bread - Dark
  • Serve at Temperature: Cool
  • Container: Mugs
  • Website: http://www.guinness.com/global/bottomnav/leftnav/guinnessworldwide/default.aspx
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  • 75 
  • 4.3/5 
  • 5.00% 
  • 1008/3686 
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Strong tasting with a distinctive roasted bitterness, GUINNESS® Extra Stout is an authentic carbonated classic. It’ll transport you back to an 18th Century world of stouts when the ancestor of this beer was known as GUINNESS® East and West India porter.

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Reviews: 3

  • May 19, 2011
    AWMiller (59)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Beer Bloggers Forum
    4
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    Whoa! What an amazing stout! This brew pours up a decadent black colored body with an amazing thick foamy tan head that has superb retention and leaves amazing lacing on the sides of the glass. Wonderful scents of chocolate, roasted malts and some dark fruits (like plums or prunes). And the flavors, oh my! Roasted malts galore with the sharp bite of hops mingled in with coffee and chocolates. The body is dry with just a slight amount of carbonation. A brew truly made to accompany a hearty grilled porterhouse steak!
  • Nov 24, 2010
    Shrews629 (42)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: craft beer enthusiasts
    3.9
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    Proper tan/khaki colored head with a worthy dark brown to black color with the deep red highlights. The head retention was not as pronounced as i thought it would be nor did it stick around as long as I thought it might. Nice little ring left though. Dry, roasted, woody aroma. A dab of the cream or creaminess slivers through to the nose. Almost detecting a dried fruit. Like dry raisin or plum. Hints of coffee and chocolate in there also, but tend to stay in the background. Roasted or a toasted grain came to me at first with the taste. Malt character seems a bit sharp, but in a good way. Like most Stouts, the burnt coffee is an outstanding trait that helps round out the taste. Smells dryer than most in the mouthfeel. Medium to more full in the mouthfeel. Chewy and mostly smooth. A bit warming with moderate carbonation. This brew is easily likable. Easy drinking and follows the qualities of a proper Stout. Always solid and would be a smart choice when left with limited options. Are there better Stouts? Sure, but a person couldn't go wrong by selecting this one in my opinion.
  • Oct 17, 2009
    samtimberg (1)Rank: Beer Novice
    3.6
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    slightly alcoholic on the nose. good roasted notes and strong bitter flavor. long malty finish. HEAVY. This is a beer for dinner, not with dinner. Not my kind of beer the bitterness is overwhelming.