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%
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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fonefan (52418) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark brown amber color with a large to huge, frothy to creamy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt,burnt malt, brew mash, light coffee, brown sugar notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20110101]

yespr (48931) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2011
Can brought back by my wife. Pours dark brown to black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is smooth malty and dark breadish. Classic Guinness. Smooth mouthfeel. Rounded roasted dark breadish malt flavoured. Light bitterness. Smooth roasted malty finish.

Ungstrup (38960) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2002
A pitch black beer with a beutiful head. It doesn't have much aroma but hints of smoked malt. The flavor is that of smoked malt with some hop bitterness. All in all a very drinkable beer among the more fullbodied beers.

joergen (29624) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle in a hotel room in Dublin. Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Light roasted aroma of fruits and caramel. Light roasted flavour of caramel, peat and fruits. Light roasted finish

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2008
Canned. Deep rubyish black colour with small off/white creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, some bitternessas well as ashes. Flavour is all the same with a quite mouthdrying finish. Tasty.

Travlr (26430) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2009 You must try this beer a St James Gate. The farther you travel from there, the less impressive it tastes. A pint pulled from a tap in the Emerald Isle is far superior to anything you can get elsewhere.

cgarvieuk (26387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2007
What can you say about Guiness the worlds best known stout thats not been said before. so " "

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.

Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) The quintessence of Irish beer - no less. Pitch black with a pretty brownish head, albeit no nitrogen in this bottled version. Very dry, almost ashy with a lasting bitterness all the way through. The mother of dry stouts....Mine was 5% ABV. 101200

Beerhunter111 (23281) - Beerland, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2015
Vielen Dank an Erzengel! sehr dunkel orangebraune Farbe, schöne bräunliche Schaumkrone. Der Geruch ist leicht röstmalzig, erdig, trocken. Geschmack sehr trocken röstmalzig, Karamell, Malzbonbons, gut!

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