A good beer full bodied and smooth, Extra Stout is quickly becoming one of my new favorites. A nearly black, chocolate color and taste is that of a bourbon barrel stout with a slight sweet smokiness. There is no bad choice, who knows better how to create a good beer than the Irish?
A direct descendant of our archival recipes, Guinness Extra Stout is based on a beer first brewed in 1821, when Arthur Guinness II set down precise instructions for brewing his Superior Porter. This beer has since become the precursor to every Guinness innovation you’ve ever enjoyed. Brewed at our St. James’s Gate brewery in Dublin, Guinness Extra Stout is crafted from finest quality malt, hops and Irish barley.
Sharp and crisp to the taste, it’s an entirely different experience from the smooth, creamy Guinness Draught and punchier Foreign Extra Stout, but the trademark Guinness flavors preside. We’ve come a long way since this beer was first dreamt up in the 1800s, but we’ve stuck to our values. We’re blessed with over 250 years of brewing experience, and, as Guinness moves forward, history accompanies us in the bottle still enjoyed by people all over the world.
Aroma: Medium and balanced. A roast character with subtle fermentation fruitiness
: A perfect rounded flavor of bitter and sweet
Palate: Smooth with a slight bite leading to a dry finish
Appearance: Distinctively black full bodied liquid with a rich creamy head.