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


on tap

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RATINGS: 494   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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Christian (13809) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2017
Black with a lasting off-white head. Light roasted aroma with toffee and caramel. Dry, light roasted and malty flavour. Quite thin and slightly sour

jfb (6575) - GERMANY - FEB 13, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2017 (can) clear deep brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of barnyard and pale malts, with lots of manure and sugar icing. flavour is mostly grainy roasted malts, vanilla and chalk, slightly ashy, wih a touch of earth and a light roasted-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carobnation.

LeoN_ (57) - Freiburg, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
Ziemlich dunkel, im Licht schimmert es aber noch etwas rot durch. Leider wenig Schaumbildung. Leicht säuerliches Aroma, Sauerteig. Milder Antrunk, cremige Textur. Gute Malznote, auch im abgang. Könnte insgesamt etwas mehr Körper haben. Gut trinkbar.

thewakingwest (16) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2017
What can you say, its *&ing Guinness! I was recently in Ireland and drank 65 of these bad boys over a week; a feat I would recommend to everyone. Still love it, great head.

Kauge (2064) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle from a random shop in London, possibly a Sainsbury’s. Pours black with well-retaining tan foam. Pleasant sweetish roasty malty aroma. Tastes low sweet, more ashy and roasty dry, cheap chocolate and faint sugary notes. Feels a bit watery on the palate. Fizzy but very fine carbonation. Pretty good but kinda underwhelming. Wouldn’t mind downing a couple of pints of this in a pub when nothing better available.

hauxe (901) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2017
Pours dark brown from the bottle. The head is tan and foamy. A sticky lacing clings to the glass. The aroma is very subdued with hints of smoke and roasted malt. Taste is very mildly bitter with touches of dark chocolate and licorice. The flavors feel lost against a watery palate. Finish is smokey but otherwise short and uneventful. I drank a fair bit of this twenty years ago and liked it, but I guess tastes change. Now it just seems boring.

Cimbasso (978) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Easily recognised the world over - Guinness in a bottle. Roasted malt and grassy hops and a slight chalkiness. Very drinkable but not great.

jzi (314) - POLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

KikoDucky (179) - Trenčín, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 26, 2016
Dark colour. High carbonate foam, aromas of cocoa, coffee, roasty. Taste is carbonate, in middle is cocoa, coffee and roast malts, low bitter finnish. Of course is not craft quality, but still good beer, can be good alternative for pale ale fans, who want to start with dark top-fermented beers.

Stultus (173) - ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2016
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is quite mild, honts of coffee and roast. Taste is malry, coffee, roasty, light bitterness, medium bitter finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

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