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%
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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DerWeg (1704) - 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.

Zita (6331) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
smoke, roasty, black, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish.

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.

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 (2249) - 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 (4334) - 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 (286) - 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 (8615) - 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 (1334) - 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 (14582) - 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!!!!!!!&

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