Sunday, September 4, 2011

Guinness Dry Stout

 After trying and loving San Miguel's Cerveza Negra, i got curious as well with imported Cerveza Negra just like Guinness Dry Stout. Guinness is a popular Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness (1725–1803) at St. James's Gate, Dublin. Guinness is directly descended from the porter style that originated in London in the early 18th century and is one of the most successful beer brands worldwide, brewed in almost 50 countries and available in over 100. 1.8 billion pints are sold annually.
A distinctive feature is the burnt flavour which is derived from the use of roasted unmalted barley (though this is a relatively modern development since it did not become a part of the grist until well into the 20th century). For many years a portion of aged brew was blended with freshly brewed product to give a sharp lactic flavour (which was a characteristic of the original Porter).It was served on a 440ml can together with a mug. After continuously pouring it, you can see the thickness of its foam and how dark it looked like.
It looks like a coke from the mug but it tastes like dark coffee with adrenalin booster. It is bland and you can really feel the texture of the beer. Stouts are really made this way however i am not used to this type of beer but i still managed to gulp it down.

My heart still goes to San Miguel Cerveza Negra. Dark stout with a little sweetness. Just right for the Pinoy taste.


  1. Cerveza Negra is not technically a stout, but a dark lager. Guinness fresh from the tap is quite better than the cans. Also, I've had some cans of Guinness here that tasted better after several days in the refrigerator (they were a bit metallic before cold conditioning). There are also Sweet Stouts (Hitachino Nest makes one) that are available that might fit the Filipino sweet tooth better than the Dry Stouts.

    1. Are you in the philippines? Please post the name of thr store where i can but the guinness beer my husband is craving for it. I just dont know where. Thanks

    2. Hi Jenelyn. Yes, i am from Manila. You may check out the beer locator page of this site. You may also buy Guinness in Rustans Grocery, Pivo Restobar in Ortigas, Draft at the Fort...

  2. Ic, thanks for that. I am just starting to learn the types of beer, its too many!