Guinness Original 4.2% (Ireland/UK)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 512   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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Zlotta (4380) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2018
0.33 l bottle from 'Rudat' as 'Guinness Extra Stout' at 4.1% abv (German version), best before May 2018. Clear, very dark ruby to black with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, beige head. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty aroma of dark chocolate, some coffee and hints of licorice. Moderately sweet, malty, quite roasty taste of dark chocolate, coffee and some licorice, followed by a short, moderately roasty-bitter, earthy-dry finish. Medium body, slightly creamy and moderately effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Decent.

sebsky (489) - ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2018
500 ml bottle,bb 03/10/2018. Black,humongous light beige head. Nose - light coffee,roasted malts. Taste - dry,light coffee,some malts and chocolate,bit of prickly carbonation,thin and watery. +1 for tartness and astringency.

k_gadeberg (311) - �rhus, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2018
On bottle. Pours black, with chocolate colored head. The scent is malty and chocolate. The taste is watery, notes of chocolate. The texture is thin. Easy to drink, thirst quencher.

kondzioss (123) - Przemyśl, POLAND - FEB 19, 2018
Aromat kawy, czekolady, estrów. W smaku team słodyczka zdecydowanie. Lekkie i trochę wodniste.

john44 (3544) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2018
Bottle. BB Jun 2018; Drank Jan 2018 - Opaque dark brown/black in colour. Medium creamy beige head. Malty; roasty/burnt malts, grainy, liquorice, chocolate, coffee, caramel. Hoppy; light hops. Bittersweet dry roast malty throughout. Bit thin but OK. Drinkable. (2018-01)

BeardedAvenger (1372) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2018
Bottle in Indian, New Haw. Nil aroma. Dark. Thick beige suddy head. Lightest itter with some sweetness. Pretty tasteless to be frank. Thin. Watery. Soft carb. Pretty abrupt. Not great.

thejackpacker (800) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2017
Bottle. Far less beautiful than the guinness draught, and less silky smooth. More a light porter. Not bad.

damzz (557) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2017
Pours a solid black with a beige big bubble head. Nose is coffee. Body is full. Carbonation is prickly dancing on the tongue. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate. Dry. Slightly bitter after taste. 11.2 bottle

p0urmeac0ld0ne (499) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - DEC 18, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2017 Thinner than the draught variety, and a bit dryer, with a more roasted malt taste to the famous bitterness. I rated this 3/5 in my 1001 Beers book.

KoNrRiI (1745) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2017

0.5 bottle @ Davies Court
Very dark brown in color with a small, brownish head. Aroma of dark malts, roast, leather, chocolate. Taste is sweeter, milkier, chocolate persists, roast is subdued. Medium, slick, almost fizzy. Finish is medium long and sweet too. Overall, not a bad brew for commercial purposes.

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