Guinness West Indies Porter Reviewed by Brandon C. Hovey

Guinness West Indies Porter

Beer Style: Porter

Abv: 6.0%

Serving Method: 11.2 oz bottle poured into pint glass

Country of origin: Irish Republic.

Beer Style: Export Porter

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Background: Guinness’s Brewer’s Project is an excellent concept. These three beers are winners in their own way. This is an export porter. A little similar to something along the lines of a Russian Imperial Stout. This beer is hopped up to make a long voyage to destinations far from the breweries tuns and vats.

When the United Kingdom was an imperial power this was a necessary feat of brewery. Let’s face it, reverse osmosis and filtration wasn’t around. So your water could be killer instead of clean as Dasani or Aquafina.

Taste and Aroma: Mild chocolate, roasted malt, and ash hit your nose at first. When you take the first sip, you get hit with a burst of hop, roasted malt, and another hop bite at the end.

Final Analysis: This is a beer for those who like stouts! I said this too about Guinness Original. If you are a neophyte when it comes to stouts drink something else. Please, don’t be turned off by stouts. The best one for beginners is Guinness Draught. It certainly will not be this one. This is my personal favorite out of the Guinness Brewers Project series beers. Guinness would be foolish not to offer this in a six pack. This is a great beer that could easily replace the sickly sweet Guinness Foreign Extra.

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