Date Consumed: ?
Beer: Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
Brewed: St. James’s Gate Brewery, Dublin, Ireland
Size: 330mL
Alcohol Content: 7.5%
Sourced: Noble Green Wines, Hampton Hill, London, United Kingdom
World Beer Rating: 8/10
Notes: It’s the world famous Guinness and it’s a high alcohol export version from Ireland itself. Should be enough to score high marks and it does… just. Wonderful strong oaky stout flavour, complex but not too overwhelming. Noticed a distinct alcohol flavour which doesn’t do the stout any justice. Not the best Guinness can produce but I understand the requirement that this beer might remain in the bottle for quite a time and needs to remain drinkable. I would rate the draft version higher, only because it’s fresher.

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Ireland

Date Consumed: ?
Beer: Harp Lager
Brewed: Dundalk, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
Size: 355mL
Alcohol Content: 4.3%
Sourced: The Beer Cellar Website (online), Hamilton, New Zealand
World Beer Rating: 5/10
Notes: Pretty average beer.

Harp Lager, Ireland