Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Mid-Week Special Beer Review: West Indies Porter from Guinness

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Well, well, well, look who's diversifying! Yes indeed. Guinness of We Only Make Stout fame is branching out into other beers. I hear they even do one that isn't BROWN now.

Yeah, I harbour some animosity towards Guinness because they made me think I hated stout for ages and I missed out on so many awesome beers because of that. But I did feel like, in the interests of science, I should at least try one of their new bottled offerings. I say new. I guess they have been out for six months or a year now?


This beer was pretty much what I would have expected from a porter. But, like many a pump clip, the label lead me to expect some other flavours than the ones I got.

I was promised coffee and chocolate. Lovely right?  Mmmmmm.


What I actually got was a huge beefy full bodied mouthful of what can only be described as beef tea and mince pie. And what left an even worse taste in my mouth was the price! A bottle of this at my local was about £1 more than a pint of cask beer.

Didn't really like it but I'm glad I tried it. I have a bottle of this at home as well. I got it thinking I would have it one weekend rather than trying it at the pub. I doubt I will drink it but it is the kind of beer that is good to cook with. It will likely go into a chili or beef stew.

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