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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 496   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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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.

Alphadelic (2237) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2010
You have to enjoy it really. Light and drinkable with that terrific roasty flavour. Lighter and more fizzy in a quality grating kind of way.

tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark as dark is with small tanned head leaving some lacing. Roasted malts, molasses, raisins and chocolate aroma. Dry malty a bit acidy and tart flavor. Sourly acidy on palate. Finishes longlived dry and tart hoppy.

theSlipperyPen (285) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2010
Pours black with brownish red highlights and a very short lived, loose tan head. There’s not much going on in the nose; a faint aroma of roasted malt and some dank hops. At a push you can pick out used coffee grounds. It’s as mild in the mouth; again you get that roasted malt and old hops. There’s a little bitterness here - but it’s overall very reserved. Mouth feel is very thin, slightly chalky and definitely too carbonated for the style. It finishes with a short bitterness and no development of taste. Not much of anything really but not offensive either.

Hansen (8595) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010
Dark, dark brown and clear. Has an off-white head, mostly diminishing. Roasted aroma, malty too. Flavor is light sweet and moderate bitter. Watery texture.

onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010
Clear dark brown with big creamy tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and dry. Sightly watery.

HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010
Can. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Some chocolate notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Not as good as Beamish!!!!!!!&

chrisv10 (17418) - DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010
50 cl can. Clear dark brown/red with big creamy tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and dry.

saxo (18296) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010
Can. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice and hops.

Shakesbeere (219) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2010 16 oz can UK. Aroma of light coffee and creamy chocolate. Dry with coffee coffee and smooth chocolate characters -- a little light, but crescendos slightly to the finish. Maybe a little thin, but not too much so. Decent.

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