Guinness Dublin Porter reviewed by Brandon C. Hovey

Guinness Dublin Porter

Beer Style: Porter

Abv: 3.8%

Serving method: 11.2 oz bottle poured into shaker pint.

Country of Origin: Irish Republic

Background: Guinness’s Brewer’s project is being reviewed live by me right now. I tried the Guinness Original, and now I’m trying the Dublin Porter. This recipe is based of a 1796 brewer’s diary. This is a beer right out of history. I picture the father of my country George Washington drinking a similar beer like this at his home: Mt. Vernon where he brewed porter.

Taste & Aroma: This is the simplest beer in Guinness’s catalog that I’ve tried. I’ve not had the Blonde or the Nitro IPA. I cannot speak for those. But this is an easy drinking beer. After a two part pour led to a quickly fading head I took my first smell. I don’t really smell anything save chocolate. The taste is chocolate too, followed by a burnt malt, and a light hoppy bite. This is a well-balanced, easy drinking beer.

Final Analysis: This is a simple beer. But it is a good one. Well done Guinness, but I’ll have your original sooner than this.


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