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Guinness Dublin Porter

Rating: 2.15

This one was definitely another spur of the moment type purchase, I spotted the beer from Guinness alongside another from the Dublin brewery titled West Indies Porter (a review of which will follow in the near future). I wasn’t planning on picking any more beers until I had managed to get through my current stash but the fact that these were new beers, and what more, offered at a special introductory price – yup, I save a few pence, at least! Anyway, I’ve tried a couple Guinness beer now and the majority have proved to be worthy purchases either down to them being enjoyable to drink or simply because they were something a little different, as a result this was one I was looking forward to trying when I sampled it over the weekend,. Let’s just say it was quite a disappointment and it won’t be a beer I’m returning to, hopefully it’s West Indies partner in crime is a drastic improvement on this one.

Guinness Dublin Porter

Appearance (3/5): Dark ruby in colour with a thin, quarter centimetre tall head that covers the surface and holds well over the opening minutes, the beer looks opaque and still as well.
Aroma (3/10): Really like on the nose, I’m surprised at just how hard it was to detect much in the way of anything from this one other than some very light roasted malts and even fainter caramel and chocolate. Quite a poor aroma from this one so I’m hoping the taste will be a marked improvement.
Taste (4/10): Like the smell the taste was fairly weak as well but it did at least offer something in the way of flavour. There was some light malts and caramel again, a hint of sweetness and fizz with something that wasn’t unlike cola in places; again this was pretty poor stuff.
Palate (2/5): Medium bodied, smooth although some fizz and dryness features as well. The beer was relatively easy going down but it wasn’t all that enjoyable, it seemed watery and bland throughout.

Overall (9/20): This one was a particularly poor offering from Guinness, I didn’t really enjoy it at all with the aroma almost non-existent and the taste lacking some as well. Other than some light roasted malts and faint chocolate there wasn’t really much going for this one at all and all I can do is hope that the West Indies version from Guinness I’ve got to try next is a lot better than this one proved to be.

Brewed In: Dublin, Ireland
Brewery: St. James’s Gate Brewery
First Brewed: 2014
Type: English Porter
Abv: 3.8%
Serving: Bottle (500ml)
Purchased: Morrisons
Price: £1.50

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