Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Abv may vary from 4.1% to 4.3%, depending on where sold
Previously sold under various names, including "XX Porter" and "Extra Stout Porter" and "Extra Stout"
If you were in a pub sometime between 1821 and 1970, chances are this is the Guinness you would have been drinking. Originally brewed as the XX version of our Porter, it’s hoppy, roasty, and crisp, with a bittersweet finish.

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jamesie1857 (1980) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2017
500ml bottle from Tesco - Deep red-tinged black body, thin beige head. Nose is roasted malts, bit of toast, bit of smoke. Taste is sharp up front, malty, few hops, lots of toasted notes. Body a bit watery. Can’t believe I can’t rated this before!

f4f4f444 (4) - t4, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2017 does not count
Pours deep black-red, big yellow foamy head that fades quickly. Burnt malty aroma, lively carbonation, sour flavours of coffee and toffee.

Echon (564) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2017
Black. Roasted barley and notes of coffee in the aroma. Mild, lightly tart and rather dry taste, and a discrete malty flavour, that finishes dry and lightly bitter. Medium body. Overall, a boring stout. Nice aroma, but this beer has very little to offer in terms of taste and flavour.

radassace (421) - SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours dark with a little red tinge to it, slightly see through at the bottom of the glass. Small tan head. Nose is dark and milk chocolate, roasted malt and some hoppiness. Light carbonation, fairly thin. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate and a touch of dark fruit. Light bitter finish. There is also a bit of licorice too. Better than the nitrous stuff for sure. It’s very drinkable if a little underwhelming.

Cristobal37 (1234) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 23, 2017
Black with beautiful head. Malty chocolate aroma. Dry bitter, not heavy bodied as many people assume. Malty with nice noble hop bitterness. Drunk on some beautiful hill in the middle of Rheinland.

rodsquad (333) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2017
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pours darkest brown with ruby tinge. Foamy light tan head. Nose of chocolate powder, blackcurrant, mild roast coffee. Taste builds coffee slightly, a little chocolate milk, mild earthy herb and a little grain on the finish. A surprisingly light body with gentle to moderate sparkle. Oily on the lips. This has pleasant light roast flavours over a light body. Too light for a stout but a wholesome enjoyable drink.

kubasok (25) - POLAND - APR 6, 2017
Piwo z butelki pite w UK. W aromacie głownie gotowane warzywa, niezbyt pozytywnie. W smaku czuć paloność większą niż w Guinnessie pitym w Polsce, całkiem przyjemny, dobrze pijalny stout.

Maracuja05 (1742) - Mainz, GERMANY - APR 6, 2017
14-03-17 // bottle at home as the version sold in Germany with 4.1%. Deep black beer, typical guiness beige creamy head. Roasty malts, light sweet, creamy texture and a light hop bitter finish. Solid.

ryanfolty (2604) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2017 March 25, 2017 - on tap at Tin Belly. Dark brown pour with nice head that lasted and sime lacing. Aroma was roasted malt, chocolate and light smoke. Taste was consistent with aroma, chocolate came out as it warmed. Much different from the US version. Side note this English pub goes from playing No Doubt to Jackson 5, weird.

shoestring (427) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Can’t believe I’ve not rated this one. Smoky. Malt liquorice fruit for me . Nice cocolate nose and chocolate finish. Enjoyable.

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