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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jrh2254 (191) - burton-on-trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2017
A Guinness original in a 440ml can. Pours with a thick head. Roasted Chocolate burnt malt. Nice for a change. Quaffable at 4.2%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ronaldtheriot (2021) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 22, 2017
Guinness Original has a thick, creamy, beige head, a dark brown, with red highlights, appearance, and some spiderweb glass lacing. Aroma is of dark-roasted malt, cream, coffee, and brown bread crust. Taste is of those elements, with some acrid char, but no burnt qualities. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Guinness Original finishes very dry. RJT

Oziozi (37) - Pila, POLAND - OCT 20, 2017

Barwa: Ciemne, nieprzejrzyste.
Piana: Beżowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, szybko opada, brak lacingu.
Aromat: Głównie kawowy.
Smak: Paloność, kawa zbożowa, czekolada gdzieś w tle.
Ogólnie: Pijalne, ale za dużo się tu nie dzieje.

thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2017
Can from Victoria Station. Surprisingly good, for a simple stout made by a major international brand. Light roastiness, soft body, and a nice bready finish. Better than I expected.

wlajwl (7213) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Aroma is burnt toast and chocolate/coffee. The flavor is slightly burnt toast, roasted malts, chocolate and an acidic finish.

dogbomb (1258) - ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Bottle. Black white a ruby corona and a thick tan head. Very malty on the nose, with a touch of chocolate and cereal. Taste is roasted nuts, with a hint of chocolate. Bitter finish with a touch more chocolate. I'm not usually a fan of Guinness, and this is going down OK.

kalunapz (206) - CROATIA - SEP 22, 2017
Boca 0,5L - kupljena u Njemačkoj, prosječni stout, pomalo vodenast...s obzirom na reputaciju Guinnessa pomalo razočaravajuće...

Sven1973 (594) - GERMANY - SEP 13, 2017
Flasche in Dublin gekauft Dunkles rot-Braun, etwas fester Schaum Aroma: Malz, Hopfen, leicht säuerlich Geschmack: rauchig, dunkele Schokolade Prickelnder Antrunk

Holmen2 (4308) - NORWAY - SEP 10, 2017
From bottle labelled Guinness Original XX on board Fridtjofen 10.09.17. Ebony. Dense and persistent beige head and lacing. Modest aroma of roasted barley, coffee and dark chocolate. Fine taste of roasted malt, dark chocolate and vanilla, balanced by hop bitterness. Very drinkable.

Bijl (882) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2017
Aardig zwart met iet rood doorlatend onderin het glas. Donker beige foamy schuimkraag. Aroma: Scherp zuurtje van de geroosterde mout, licht koffie en chocolade en een licht gersoosterde hint. Smaak: Wat granig en licht geroosterd. Iets scherp, licht zoet en fris gehopt... lager achtig.... fuggles mischien? Body is vrij licht, iets waterig, afdronk is licht roasty en iets droog.

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