Bottle of Guinness West Indies Porter on wooden boards


Guinness West Indies Porter

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History & Heritage

Back in the early 1800s, the Guinness brewers  were faced with a challenge: how do we keep our beer fresh on long sea voyages to distant drinkers? If you haven’t heard, Guinness brewers love a challenge, so they put their ingenious heads together and purposely brewed a beer containing extra hops, acting as a natural preservative.

Did it work? Of course, it did! In fact, the recipe worked so well, the rich and characterful porter was quickly shipped to the Caribbean, America, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Today’s iteration of the Guinness West Indies Porter is complex yet mellow, hoppy with notes of toffee and chocolate.

Tasting Notes

A deep rich and characterful porter with hints of toffee and chocolate.
Aroma: Toffee, caramel, slight chocolatey notes.
Flavour: Sweet with chocolate and toffee flavours.
Palate: Smooth easy finish with a medium sweet mouth feel.
ABV: 6%
Appearance: Ruby red with a frothy head driven by the carbonation.