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Guinness Original

Tasting notes

Aroma: Medium and balanced. A roast character with subtle fermentation fruitiness

Flavour: A perfect rounded flavour of bitter and sweet

Palate: Smooth with a slight bite leading to a dry finish

ABV: 5%

Appearance: Distinctively black full bodied liquid with a rich creamy head

The Story of Guinness® Original

Originally brewed as the XX version of Guinness’ Porter, Guinness Original is a direct descendant of our archival recipes, based on a beer first brewed in 1821, when Arthur Guinness II set down precise instructions for brewing his Superior Porter.

Did You Know?

Still brewed at our St. James’s Gate brewery in Dublin, Guinness Original is crafted from finest quality malt, hops and Irish barley. Sharp and crisp to the taste, it’s an entirely different experience from the smooth, creamy Guinness Draught and punchier Foreign Extra Stout, but the trademark Guinness flavours still preside.

Whilst the classic Stout remains unchanged, the packaging is new, taking its inspiration from historic labels in the Guinness archives, paying homage to the brand’s rich heritage.

The Guinness trademark label