Previously tried the Original OG Guinness – now it’s time to try the Guinness Extra Stout. This particular variant of Guinness is brewed in a way resulting in higher alcohol content, coming in at around 6.5% ABV, compared to the 4.2% ABV of the standard Guinness, so I was ready for a buzz.
Alcohol content: 6.5%
The First Taste of an Extra Stout
The first thing I noticed about Guinness Extra Stout was its color. It has a deep, dark hue, almost black in appearance: vanta black mirror. The pour from the can produced a thick, creamy head that was a beautiful tan color and not some light stuff. The thick and pronounced head was my personal favorite trait and something that Guinness is known for.
On first sip, I was met by the bold forces of Guinness Extra Stout. One of the things I really appreciate about Guinness Extra Stout is its smooth, creamy mouthfeel. It has a medium body, with a nice balance of carbonation. It’s a very drinkable beer, despite its higher alcohol content.
In conclusion, I was very impressed by Guinness Extra Stout. Once again, I’m usually not a fan of stouts overall, but Guinness continues to impress. If you’re a fan of the standard Guinness but are looking for something a bit stronger and more full-flavored, I would definitely recommend giving this dark and bitter extra stout Extra Stout a try. It’s a great choice for sipping on its own, but I do recommend pairing it with a hearty meal. Yo ho yo ho. Extra stout will definitely leave you feeling full and jolly this holiday! Cheers!