Dublin Porter
Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Ltd.
Porter - English
Ranked #125
Ranked #27,029
3.55 | pDev: 13.8%
Jul 18, 2021
Sep 08, 2014
Notes: None
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3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 18, 2021
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2.96/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Sigmund from Norway

Keg pint at the Owain Glyndwr, Cardiff. Served too cold. Dark ruby colour, nearly black. Small off-white to beige head (not nitro). Very moderate aroma, roast malts and burnt potato skin. The flavour has notes of moderately roasted malt, quite dry, hints of smoked meat and burnt potato skin. Light bodied. Not great, but far from undrinkable.

May 05, 2021
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3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by GarrettB from Colorado

April 6th, 2016 - Some days call for a classic, and while I know this isn't the original Guinness or the Export, it's still from the heralded and now massive company that's coddled Ireland for so long. The aroma is also very similar to the classic Guinness, and the flavor is slightly twangier. It also has more of a raisin note, and a long aftertaste, and without the crisp, clear and chocolatey nature of the classic Guinness.

Jul 23, 2020
4.78 by leonstaal from Netherlands on Jun 17, 2020
3.83 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Feb 02, 2020
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3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown vintage; drank 3/28/17 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big, noisy tank head; frothy lace.

Oats, cream, mild milk chocolate & faint sweet cherry notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Sweet cream, oats & faint dark chocolate flavors up front; a mild metallic note on the finish.

Sessionable & inoffensive, but this tasted more like oatmeal than beer.

Mar 09, 2019
4.8 by dre1966 from Colorado on Jun 15, 2018
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3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by FBarber from Illinois

Pours a dark brown color, opaque to the light. Thin weak cream colored head dissipates quickly leaving some spotty bubbly foam.

Aroma is reminiscent of Guinness stout - nutty roasted malts, cocoa, cream, and toffee.

Taste has notes of roasted nutty malts, cocoa, lactose or cream, hint of mild bitterness on the finish. For a session beer the flavors are quite nice and vibrant.

Feel is light, drinkable and I don't use this word lightly - sessionable. This is a quintessential English session beer. Mild carbonation with a nice smoothness throughout.

Overall a very nice beer from Guinness - you have to understand that this beer is a classic session beer and in that lens its quite well done. You can't compare this to a stout or American porter - its just not the same thing.

May 01, 2018
3.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Apr 09, 2018
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2.35/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75
by Nass from Florida

Are you people on this page smoking too much dope or something? or maybe Guiness is paying you off to these reviews. I don't know what your deal is. How the heck can you give this a good score. This beer is too thin and watered down for a stout. There is hardly any flavor there. I don't care how the low the abv is on this beer I really don't care to drink another one. Cheers! C-

Feb 22, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by nicholas2121 from Ohio

Dublin Porter brewed by Guinness Ltd., with an ABV of 3.80% This English Porter pours out a deep brown color with a nice light golden brown head. This brew has the look of coffee,and not saying that is a bad thing. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with sweet roasted grains and malts. You also pick up on a slight hop bitterness in the smell as well. Between the the look and smell this is one inviting Porter. Now for the taste, it is rich with roasted grains and malts. This is a real mild bodied brew, it goes down nice and smooth. This brew would go nice on a warm day. There is nothing overpowering about Dublin Porter, it has a super nice balance to it. I like how crisp this brew is, it almost like drinking soda. The mouth feel is Light, Clean, Smooth, Roasted, And Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Dublin Porter a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Guinness Ltd., Did a real nice job with this English Porter.

Jan 09, 2018
3 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 01, 2018
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4.71/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

Guinness Dublin Porter has a thin-to-medium, cola-like beige head, with some creaminess, a dark brown appearance, and some glass lacing. Aroma is of dark cherry, dark malt, brown bread crust, and some syrup. Taste is the same, with a cream note. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Guinness Dublin Porter finishes medium dry and highly quaff-able.


Dec 16, 2017
3.49 by Shanex from France on Dec 08, 2017
3.5 by JonnyCastle from Massachusetts on Nov 21, 2017
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3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by jazzyjeff13 from England

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2017. Purchased a little while back from Home Bargains. The label describes it as a porter based on a brewery recipe from 1796.

A: Poured into a tulip pint glass. A very dark reddish-brown colour that appears black in the glass. Forms an enormous head of frothy off-white foam that lasts for a minute or two before collapsing and dissipating.

S: Aroma of dark malt with hints of roasted grain, mild caramel, a twinge of molasses, ale yeast and faint stewed leaves. Understated but decent.

T: Tastes of dark malt with notes of subtle roasted grain, mild caramel, a hint of molasses, ale yeast and faint stewed leaves/husks. Very dry, with a subdued bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and a thin, insubstantial body for the style. Could certainly be thicker. Aftertaste of mild roasted malt, ale yeast, faint stewed leaves and a twinge of caramel.

O: OK but not their finest offering - it's just a bit too light. Average looks; head retention needs work. The aroma and flavour are alright, with notes of dry roasted grain, ale yeast, mild caramel and faint stewed leaves. Flavour a tad watery. So-so body; too thin for a porter. Drinkable but forgettable - seek out the West Indies porter instead.

Oct 25, 2017
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3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Gmann from New York

Pours a chocolate brown color with a pillowy cream colored head.

The aroma is of brown bread, caramel and tin. Has that Guinness aroma, not sure if that's their yeast.

The taste is of brown bread, light caramel and toffee. Decent flavor for a 3.75% abv brew. Some light roasted notes.

The feel is light with fizzy carbonation. Slightly sweet throughout the palate. A bit dry in the finish.

A nice sessionable porter.

Sep 30, 2017
4 by paulish from New York on Sep 23, 2017
3.32 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Sep 22, 2017
4.36 by WhiteHendrix from Kansas on Sep 15, 2017
3.46 by afinepilsner from Iowa on Sep 14, 2017
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by OzmanBey from Massachusetts

Guinness does it again with this very nice Porter, it has a nice taste, a good feeling, and overall it goes down rather smooth. I highly recommend picking this one up.

Sep 13, 2017
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2.45/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by frenchbeer from France

No much to this beer 0 thought Guinness would know how to brew a good porter buts its weak not much body to it

Sep 08, 2017
4.03 by VictoriaTyagunova from Ireland on Sep 01, 2017
3.39 by beer_bottle from Colorado on Aug 27, 2017
3.75 by TheBen5 from Alabama on Aug 22, 2017
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2.99/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Feels thin,even looked thin. A small malt aroma. Hard to describe the taste as it is a little weak,some malt and maybe cocoa but also a metalac/mineral taste .

Aug 20, 2017
3.34 by derdtheterd from Canada (AB) on Aug 08, 2017
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3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

Enjoyed as part of a flight at the Guinness Museum / Brewery in Dublin. Review from notes.

Appearance -The darkest shade of ruby / cola brown and minimal visibility.

Smell - A little fruity with some roasty bits, but mostly an absence of aroma.

Taste - The fruit is gone, rather bitter with some minerally characteristics. A little ashy for the sake of it.

Mouthfeel - Not much body here. Just too thin.

Overall - My least favorite beer of the trio (the other beers were West Indies Porter and Foreign Export Stout) as the thinness of the beer and the flavors with little to balance the ashy mineral flavors was a negative. Would try once more just to see how most of the rest of the world would experience this.

Aug 05, 2017
3.4 by mamaraza from Texas on Jul 30, 2017
3.97 by Branlott42 from Missouri on Jul 30, 2017
2.6 by Tundra335 from Maryland on Jul 26, 2017
4.08 by BeerWithMike from Nebraska on Jul 25, 2017
3.3 by rangerred from Tennessee on Jul 15, 2017
4.37 by ZachT from Canada (BC) on Jul 06, 2017
3.34 by AccipiterofBeer from New York on Jun 27, 2017
3.78 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Jun 19, 2017
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2.04/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
by SpongeHop from Belgium

L - off-black, poor head
S & T - watery, slightly roasted malts, slight hints of chocolate, but so, so, so watery
F - watery...

O - what a disappointment. It's the macro-lager equivalent of a porter. I got excited as it was supposed to be the historical kind of porter that would actually be on tap for the dock-workers in the pubs of old, and I'm sure it is, because it's definitely sessionable... It's so, so, so, so watery. Its almost like someone simply took any half-decent porter and then diluted it with water... and then added some more water, for good measure.

I wouldn't recommend this one.

Jun 09, 2017
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3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

Apart from the watery feel, it's okay if you view it as a BMC session beer. I'll tailgate with this over miller's or bud any day, but alas, if this isn't a $20 dollar 30 pack there's not much else use for it.

Jun 03, 2017
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3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear dark brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, slight yeast, hint of adjunct, and a hint of metallic. Fits the style of an English Porter. Mouth feel is quite sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of hops, hint of roasted malt, slight yeast, hint of adjunct, and a hint of metallic. Overall, weak appearance, adjunct aspects are unfavorable, quite light in body.

Jun 02, 2017
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