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8 X Guinness West Indies Porter 50cl


£16.35 (Approximate price)

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Quality has always been in Guinness' DNA, even back in the 1800s when faced with the challenge of how to maintain the freshness of their beer on long sea voyages. To guarantee the best quality upon arrival, Guinness brewers made a porter with more hops. The recipe was a success and was soon shipped far and wide to countries in the Caribbean, America, Africa and South-East Asia, and its ancestor, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout is still sold there today.

With origins in an 1801 entry in Guinness' brewers' diaries, today's Guinness West Indies Porter was inspired by the first beer purposely brewed at St. James's Gate to sustain its freshness, wherever it was shipped. The beer is complex yet mellow, hoppy with notes of toffee and chocolate.

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Technical sheet

Producer: Guinness
Volume: 50cl
Alcohol Vol.: 6%
Type Of Beer: Porter

Elaboration of 8 X Guinness West Indies Porter 50cl

8 X Guinness West Indies Porter 50cl


  • Appearance: Beautiful ruby-red colour with a foamy head that resembles a golden crown.
  • Aroma: Aromas of intense caramel, vanilla, and delicate chocolate notes.
  • Body/Taste: Sweet on the palate, followed by chocolate and then coffee flavours. Smooth and easy finish, with a mildly sweet mouthfeel.

BREWERY: Guinness & Co.

COUNTRY: United States.


ABV: 6%

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The history of Guinness begins with one man, Arthur Guinness, but is not limited to a precise moment of "eureka". The history of Guinness is a story of inspiration, dedication, ingenuity and effort.

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Guinness West Indies Porter is an interpretation of a beer the brand brewed back in 1801. With its lingering notes of toffee, the complex beer offers consumers a real depth in flavour with a distinctive yet rounded taste.
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