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

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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle & Can: Filtered
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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3.9
magsinva (1241) - Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Had it in Ireland years ago. I’m transferring ratings from another beer app to this one. My tasting notes wouldn’t be accurate at this point since they weren’t captured at the time.

4.2
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 3, 2011
On draft in the two pubs where my wife is from in Cloneen, Co. Tip. To have a pint of the "black stuff" here is as special as any other drinking experience Ive ever had. Still tastes better here than anywhere Ive ever had it.

2.5
fonefan (48767) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark brown amber color with a large to huge, frothy to creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt,burnt malt, brew mash, light coffee, brown sugar notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20110101]

3.2
Viper666 (3286) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
Bouteille 330ml. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de malt rôti, moyen-léger de chocolat au lait, léger de noix avec des petites notes de café et quelques traces fruitées (cerises). Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture aux notes crémeuses. Léger goût de chocolat au lait (faibles notes lactiques) accompagné de notes de crème et de petites traces de fruits (cerises noires) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de grains de malt rôti avec des traces de pain grillé puis en finale l’on retrouve des notes de houblon herbeux et de noix asséchantes ainsi que des traces de café. Post-goût moyen, moyen-léger amer de rôti avec des traces de noix de et chocolat.

4.1
12HundredBaud (262) - Sausalito, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
33 cl bottle from a local supermarket (I didn’t believe it when I saw this one!). It pours a completely dark liquid with a high persistent tan head, looking delicious. The aroma is very complex: of course, the roasted malts are there, and there’s a good deal of herbal hops also. It, therefore, smells like grass and burnt coffee, fried bread and a hint of licorice (less than the draught version). It tastes likewise, with low sweetness and low-medium bitterness (less than the draught version). In the mouth it feels creamy, full bodied and it ends medium dry. It feels a little watery, like most english and irish ales. All in all a very nice bottled Guinness. Classic smart presentation, with a new nice crown cap.

3.1
mbgrayson (768) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Pours dark brown, with a decent tan head. Very rich, almost like an imperial. Much richer than a few other Guiness types. Sweetness is also there, with burnt coffee, carmel, and malts. Thumbs up.

3.2
DerWeg (1678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle from Paradis du Biere on Laurier, freakishly expensive special import. Pours a fine reddy dark near-clear brown, light tan head. Smells reassuringly of soft sweet herbs and lightly sweet fruit. Taste is like aroma with a good dry middle of hops. This is not half bad, for a Guinness. I’d seek it fresh on tap over yonder.

3.1
Zita (6317) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
smoke, roasty, black, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish.

3.9
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Proper tan/khaki colored head with a worthy dark brown to black color with the deep red highlights. The head retention was not a pronounced as I thought it would be nor did it stick around as long as I thought it might. Nice little ring left though. Dry, roasted, woody aroma. A dab of the cream or creaminess slivers through to the nose. Almost detecting a dried fruit. Like dried raisins or plums. Hints of coffee and chocolate in there also, but tend to stay in the background. Roasted or a toasted grain came to me at first with the taste. Malt character seems a bit sharp, but in a good way. Like most Stouts, the burnt coffee is an outstanding trait that helps round out the taste. Seems dryer than most in the mouthfeel. Medium to more full in the mouthfeel. Chewy and mostly smooth. A bit warming with moderate carbonation. This brew is easily likable. Easy drinking and follows the qualities of a proper Stout. Always solid and would be a smart choice when left with limited options. Are there better Stouts? Sure, but a person couldn’t go wrong by selecting this one in my opinion.

2.8
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2010
On tap at a hotel in Reading, UK. Poured black color with a tan, creamy, steady foam. Roasted aroma with hints of burnt wood, hops, molasses and ash. Light body with low carbonation. Bitter taste with slightly sweet aftertaste. Not an outstanding stout to be honest, but it’s pretty much what I expected.


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