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

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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Today, 4 September 2014, GUINNESS announces the release of two brand new beers - GUINNESS DUBLIN PORTER and GUINNESS WEST INDIES PORTER. Inspired by authentic recipes, whose origins lie in the historic GUINNESS’ brewers’ diaries from the late 1700s and early 1800s, the new beers will be available in selected pubs and retailers from mid-September.

GUINNESS WEST INDIES PORTER is based on an 1801 diary entry for the first GUINNESS purposely brewed to maintain its freshness, on long sea voyages to the Caribbean and beyond. To guarantee the best quality upon arrival, GUINNESS brewers made a porter with more hops and a higher gravity. With their distinctive tastes, these new porters will offer beer lovers in Ireland and the UK something different and a fresh take on what’s been enjoyed for centuries.

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4.1
thomashoogendam (15) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2017
A very well put together porter, with a nose full of caramel and toffee, roasted malts and toast. Some red fruit. The taste is clean bitter, coffee. Some berries and burned sugar sweetness. The finish has licorice, toast and a subtle bitter quality. Almost a bit earthy. Again, just a well made, quaffable beer.

3.4
Thomas_W1 (899) - Rastatt, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2017
Flasche 0,5l: Kastanienbraun, Schwarz, kräftige Trübung, kräftiger stabiler feinporiger beiger Schaum; in der Nase kräftige malzige Süße, Röstmalz, Malzzucker, dunkles Karamell, dunkle/eingelegte Früchte, Backpflaumen, Röstaromen, etwas Vanille, Kaffee; würziger Körper mit leichter Süße, Röstmalz, etwas Malzzucker, dunkles Karamell, kräftige Röstaromen, leichte Säure, cremig, kräftige Kohlensäure, angenehme Hopfennoten, etwas dunkle Früchte, Kaffee; angenehmer fruchtig-würziger Nachgang mit kräftigen Röstaromen

3.2
GuideDogSaint (1690) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 27, 2017
500ml bottle from the Co-op, Epsom. Pours dark brown black with a thin off white head. Aroma of black treacle and chocolate. Sweet taste. Bitter finish.

3.6
vinivini (2661) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle. Opaque almost black liquid. Moderate beige head. Average retention. The nose reveals dry roastiness, caramel, a hint of smoke. Light to medium body. Dry taste. Roasted malts, toffee, prune, coffee. Light to medium bitterness. Very decent porter.

3.6
koshack (1873) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JUL 21, 2017
Aromat przyjemny, lekko czekoladowy. Ale jest tez nuta ziolowa W smaku lekko palony, czekoladowy. Gladki w odczuciu. Lekko goryczkowy, ziolowy posmak. Calkiem przyjemna mieszanka czekolady i ziolowej goryczki. Lekko popiolowe,

1.6
GvanGool (113) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2017
Need to put 75 characters here. This is not my kind of beer. Smells like black licorice (laurierdrop). Taste is more sour than the expected sweet. I can enjoy a real guiness or Murphy's. This beer stays at the shelf nex time ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
ltgbrown (7) - - JUL 10, 2017 does not count
An excellent porter that I wish I could my hands on more of. Just the right level of hops without being bitter or overly floral. Very good depth of flavor with tones of chocolate and coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Ulysse (539) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2017
Strong cocoa aroma. Abundant dark head. Tastes like a balanced porter. Malt roasting makes the main taste. No bitterness, no alcohol warming feeling and slightly watery. In short a watered down version of their foreign extra stout (a.k.a. special export stout here in Belgium)

3.8
dutchdarthvader (267) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2017
Donker schuimkraag bij een donker zwart biertje. Eigenlijk donker rood biertje. Ruik licht geroosterde malt met een lichte koffiesmaak . Proef licht geroosterde malt met een lichte koffiesmaak en een hint van chocola en een goed bij passende bitterness op het eind. Je hebt een volle mondsmaak en ook wat zoetige er tussen. Gewoon een goeie porter.

2.8
MarcoBasile (448) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2017
It pours out a deep dark brown color that looks pitch black in the glass. There’s a nice big beige head on it as I poured quite aggressively. The aroma is nice roasty and toasty with a hint of dark chocolate and coffee. There’s a slight dark fruity note too; plum, raisin, fig. It smells like a traditional porter. Let’s have a taste then! The taste is surprisingly weak. As the beer enters your mouth it almost makes you wonder ’Where’d the beer go?’ It’s that weak. Some subtle notes of malt and sweet cocoa. It takes just a couple seconds for the aftertaste to give off some of the coffee and chocolate bitterness and roastyness. I actually expected a bit more, but Guinness has never really been a flavorful beer, now hasn’t it? This is certainly underwhelming – very drinkable but underwhelming


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