West Indies Porter | Guinness Ltd.

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West Indies PorterWest Indies Porter
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3.82/5
Very Good
254 Ratings
West Indies PorterWest Indies Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,642
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
254
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
90
Trade:
0
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Photo of arzt
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Captain68
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of rickrem
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass at Dublin airport.

Quite dark, chocolate color. Certainly not blackish like regular Guinness.
Big, thick medium tan head with frothy lacing.

Taste is nice and rich. Plenty of caramel, chocolate and coffee. Just a nice bit of bitterness to keep it from getting sweet.

Creamy and enough carbonation.

Nice Porter to try.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 123321123321
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of igl
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BFCarr
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased in Dublin. Pours opaque, dark brown in color with one inch head. Taste is toffee, leather, and earthy hops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation sweet with slightly bitter undertones. Really complex porter. Really good for the style.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft at the brewery
Nice rich head, decent lacing retention, dark brown ruby color

Nose plenty of roasty malt typical Guinness roast, sweet caramel, little coffee, nougat and chocolate

Taste sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, nougat, basically a candy bar, little creamy lactose and nougat, mild roasted barley and coffee notes

Mouth is med to fuller bod, bit rich, nice carb

Overall

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Photo of Cristoph
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeoClassicist
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerbarian
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChrisMartinez
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDis
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jwtchkg
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

West Indies Porter brewed by Guinness Ltd., with an ABV of 6.00% This English Porter pours out a deep brown color with a nice light golden brown color head. This Porter looks like coffee or cola, not saying that is a bad thing. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with roasted grains, malts and sweetness. There is also some nice mild hop bitterness in the smell as well. Between the look and smell this is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is rich and bold with flavors. You first pick up on the roasted grains and malts. Almost a burnt sweetness, but in a good way. You also pick up on the mild hop bitterness in the taste as well. The body of West Indies Porter is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this Porter, it has a super nice balance to it. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.00% ABV in this brew. The month feel is Bold, Roasted, Clean Smooth And Refreshing. Overall I giving this brewca 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to.Guinness Ltd., Did a super nice job with this Porter.

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Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.71/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

West Indies Porter has a think, beige, creamy head, a very dark brown appearance, and thin sheet glass lacing. Aroma is of sweet, black cherry and dark-roasted malt. Taste is of those elements, with a touch of licorice, black bread, some char, coffee, and chocolate. Mouthfeel is low medium, and West Indies Porter finishes medium dry.

RJT

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Photo of Caveworm
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

West Indies Porter | Guinness Ltd. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head's two fingers thick and light tan, with solid lacing and a black body.

I smell the addition of hops among the roasted, nearly coffee-like malts.

The taste is quite similar, with a slight chocolate note coming in as expected with a porter. Very nice balance to this brew and smooth finish.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll go ahead and give West Indies Porter | Guinness Ltd. an overall 4.25

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Photo of Shanex
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours dark cola brown with a half-finger width, light tan head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds and a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Not much for lacing aside from one broken line and a spot or two.

Smell - Strong toffee with a hint of roast, chocolate and leafiness. 

Taste - Follows the nose. Sweet, slightly buttery toffee upfront and throughout, with lesser roast and chocolate pitching in. Mild tea-like leafy bitterness comes in mid-taste to help balance the brew. Bittersweet finish, though toffee is still the prominent flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with fair carbonation. Slick texture makes for an easy drinker.

Overall - Toffee bomb with some nice off-setting flavors. I really like it, actually. I'd take this 100 times out of 100 over the Guinness Draught.

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Photo of degarmot
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DeaconsBrew
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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West Indies Porter from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 254 ratings