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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Lamagna (12) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
I recently had the pleasure of drinking this beer on tap, I saw the bar back cart up the keg from the basement and I got the first pour. The result was awesome, A dark, rich and thick beer with two fingers of creamy beige head. The flavor was rich with tones of coffee and bread. It was like drinking a beer milkshake, a very satisfying delicious beer for a reasonable price.

mikkellund42 (909) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle (UK). Pours black with frothy beige head. Aroma is mild roasted malt and coffee. Taste is medium bitterness and mild sweetness. Palate is filling with good carbonation. Finish has caramel, coffee and malt. A legendary beer.

GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - AUG 27, 2011
Botella de 330ml servida en copa Globo.Saboreada en abr´11. Brota con color negro intenso.Coronada por espuma beige,túpida y compacta.Persistente con amplia capa.Bonitos anillos de encaje.Aromas malteados de intenso torrefacto y matices de café.Amargor extremadamente seco.Cuerpo medio y sabores equilibrados.Carbonatación media.Notas de café en el retrogusto.330ml bottle served in an Snifter glass.Enjoyed on apr´11 Pours pitch black in color.Headed by a beige,close & dense foam.Lasting thick layer.Nice lacing rings.Intense toasted malt aromas & coffee hints.Extremely dry bitterness.Medium body,Well balanced flavors.Medium carbonation.Coffee notes on the aftertaste.

Bullit (4703) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
500 ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, 4.2%. Black colour, foamy tan head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, coffee, bit salty. Good drinkable.

MPA (999) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle (from the november 2005 RB-tasting at Dixens place - notes have been damaged by flooding of my basement, but this was such an insane tasting for me as I was new to such massive tastings, so I gave up on the detailed notes quite early). Ripe fruit. All that was readable...

mansquito (6914) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2011
I had rated this a while ago, but ratebeer moved my rating to the North American version. Let it be clear that I did in fact have this in a bottle in Ireland in 2007. Here is the rating I wrote for it: Thick off white beige head. Almost black as all night. Mild roasty aroma. A little less bitter than the normal Guinness. There is also a mild hoppy taste somewhere in there. Coffee and chocolate make their appearances as well.

rosenbergh (11809) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2011
440 ml can. 4.2%. London, England.
Black colour with big frothy/creamy tan head. Mild roasted malt and mild coffee in aroma. Mild coffee, mild dry hops and roasted malt in flavour. More hops than in widget version? Short dry aftertaste. Waterish.

swooper (1254) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2011
Uk can, 4,2% alc. light roasty and caramel aroma, dark colour, craemy rocky head, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, good taste, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, full-mouth beer,

stephencurran (30) - IRELAND - JUN 20, 2011
The perfect pint of the black stuff is an amazing thing a popular drink with both young and old in Ireland. It’s a must have for every beer fan. Coffee cream and chocolate aromas. Best out of a large bottle

flying_pig (1648) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2011
Some coffee & nutty aromas coming through although it is lighter smelling that I expected but still okay with a little chocolate like aroma in the mix as well. Thick black colour with a couple of bubbles rising to the surface & forming a frothy brownish, white head that is small but has decent retention. Tasting of coffee & roasted barely, this is again lighter than I had expected. At some points the flavour is even bordering on cola but a flatter version of the soft drink. Medium to full bodied and quite smooth with the mouthfeel. It also gives off a very slight tang on the tongue but is easy enough to drink. Generally pleasant & quite drinkable but sadly not in the same league as the draught variety. - - - -

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