Review – Guinness Extra Stout
From the makers of Guinness – This is it, the one that started it all. Crafted to perfection for over 200 years, GUINNESS® EXTRA STOUT is descended from the definitive West India Porter known as Extra Superior Porter. Crack it open, and the first sip tastes as fresh as ever. The unmistakable deep-dark color, the crisp hint of roasted barley, the fresh breeze of hops, and the refreshing bite all make for the bittersweet reward.
Pure beauty. Pure GUINNESS®.
Guinness – Guinness Extra Stout – 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 5%. abv. Of note, the bottle shares the info that it was made in New Brunswick Canada, home of Labatt Brewery.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a picture perfect foamy head. As opposed to the “draught” offering, this head is more sudsy than creamy.
Aroma: Bready, twangy malts are coming out of the foamy cap.
Taste: Roasted bitter malts, a bit of bitter metallic hops. Almost comes across like a dark dutch lager??
Mouthfeel: Heavy, but not really thick.
Overall: This beer is nothing like it’s counter part. It is rather hoppy, has a almost skunky twang, and has a completely different mouthfeel. Considering all the various lore I read online about who brews this beer, and in what country, God only knows how far this beer has traveled to get to my local Whole Foods, and what the bottle has been through. My advice to all you readers, go to a pub that has Guinness on tap, and a pub that serves it often, ensuring likely freshness.