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


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RATINGS: 499   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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IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Can. Pour is mostly dark with a light tan head. Aroma is somewhat sweet with some roasty and milk chocolate aroma. Flavor is nice and subtle, with smooth notes of chocolate, burnt toast, and sweet malt. Nice brew. Kicks that ass of guiness draft any day flavorwise.

Kittenbieer (180) - LYON, FRANCE - JUN 5, 2017
Partagée avec mon cher Appiantiqua: belle robe brun foncé avec des reflets rubis surmontée d’une mousse ivoire assez généreuse et persistante,la carbonatation étant moyenne.Le nez nous offre des arômes floraux,houblonnés avec une petite pointe de café brûlé.La bouche nous amène sur des saveurs à l’image du nez avec une bonne amertume qui se mêle à l’ensemble nous laissant sur une finale finement chocolatée.Un bel ensemble pour ce stout léger mais bien aromatisé et plaisant à boire!

appiantiqua (180) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 4, 2017
Dégustée avec mon petit Kittenbieer dans un verre Duvel 18cl. Température de début 8° environ. Belle robe brun sombre pas tout à fait opaque à reflets roux surmontée d’une mousse ivoire généreuse et très persistante; carbonatation moyenne. Nez signature Guinness avec des notes de café brûlé et un soupçon de houblon et de senteurs florales. Le goût prolonge les sensations de torréfaction avec une amertume prononcée mais aussi une douceur qui rend l’ensemble vraiment agréable. L’arrière bouche de bonne longueur apporte une touche chocolatée qui enrichit encore un peu l’ensemble. Un excellent Stout pauvre en alcool mais riche en arômes et saveurs.

coil (36) - - JUN 3, 2017
500ml can. Roast, burnt malt, slight black coffee. Not the best Guinness, but enjoyable.

AaronTDubs (500) - - JUN 1, 2017
Black color. Medium carbonation. Very light malty aroma, touch of roastiness. Flavor is light, actually quite bright up front, before finishing dry and burnt in the end. Watery body, but what do you expect from 4.2%. Ok beer.

jamesie1857 (2107) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2017
500ml bottle from Tesco - Deep red-tinged black body, thin beige head. Nose is roasted malts, bit of toast, bit of smoke. Taste is sharp up front, malty, few hops, lots of toasted notes. Body a bit watery. Can’t believe I can’t rated this before!

bigbywolf (154) - Słupsk, POLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Uzupełnienie profilu, archaiczna ocena sprzed czasów założenia konta na ratebeer.

f4f4f444 (3) - t4, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2017 does not count
Pours deep black-red, big yellow foamy head that fades quickly. Burnt malty aroma, lively carbonation, sour flavours of coffee and toffee.

Echon (535) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2017
Black. Roasted barley and notes of coffee in the aroma. Mild, lightly tart and rather dry taste, and a discrete malty flavour, that finishes dry and lightly bitter. Medium body. Overall, a boring stout. Nice aroma, but this beer has very little to offer in terms of taste and flavour.

radassace (297) - SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours dark with a little red tinge to it, slightly see through at the bottom of the glass. Small tan head. Nose is dark and milk chocolate, roasted malt and some hoppiness. Light carbonation, fairly thin. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate and a touch of dark fruit. Light bitter finish. There is also a bit of licorice too. Better than the nitrous stuff for sure. It’s very drinkable if a little underwhelming.

Cristobal37 (1117) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 23, 2017
Black with beautiful head. Malty chocolate aroma. Dry bitter, not heavy bodied as many people assume. Malty with nice noble hop bitterness. Drunk on some beautiful hill in the middle of Rheinland.

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