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


on tap

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RATINGS: 505   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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mansquito (7148) - 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 (11956) - 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 (1687) - 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. - - - -

omhper (25956) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2011
Bottled, from Dublin. Near black, frothy head. Evident coffee and tar aroma. Dry and clean, light-medium bodied. Roasty with salty licorice and tarry bitter finish. Pretty good actually.

Martinus (4741) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2011
Black beer with a nice creamy brownish foam. More carbonation than the other Guinness’ I’ve tasted. Aroma isn’t too pronounced, some roasted malts, some sweetness, some cardboard. Flavour of burned malts, cardboard, bit ashy, rather thin. Mushy finish. (from 33cL bottle)

Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2011
tastes cheap, lagery, wet cardboard and plastics, not a fan at all, very easy drinker though, just way way too watery

rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown color, quite nice beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, raisins and toffee notes. Thin roasted flavor, some metal notes.

magsinva (1493) - 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.

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