Description: The iconic stout. Heavy as most stouts are, but goes down smooth and leaves a very pleasant coffee/chocolate/malty aftertaste.
Cons: Hard to slug these bad boys down in large quantities. You should probably start with one or two of these guys and then move on to a lighter beer.
What you should know: Irish Car Bombs.
Recommendations: If its St. Patty's day, this beer better be in your fridge. Great stout for novice beer drinkers as its not quite as intense as most high quality stouts.
Fun Facts: Next time you purchase a Guinness Extra Stout, check out how the carbonation appears to waterfall down and not up. Also, don't be alarmed when you shake an empty Guinness bottle or can and something sounds like its inside. Its the patented Guinness widget designed to provide the beer with its unique head.