WEST INDIES PORTER
Review by Rob & Andy
Guinness says… Guinness West Indies Porter bottles the best of both worlds. The classic bitterness. A caramel-toffee sweetness. Then the touch of sourness. Pour this beer and enjoy a globetrotting Guinness that’s picked up a few distinct tricks along the way. With a higher % ABV and a chocolatey finish, it’s perfectly complex and decidedly unique.
As dark as you’d expect your porters to be. With a Inky aroma and a coffee/toffee taste. Very smooth to the taste quite refreshing at first followed by a inky aftertaste.
This is the soft side of a porter, leaning on the stout side, as you’d expect from Guinness – quite frankly Guinness that doesn’t taste like it should from their stable would be sacrilege, so no surprises. A soft introduction to porters from the Irish at best.
Not sure if they sell this in the Windies as I’ve never been. But if you find this there it’s certainly a drink that excels itself – I’d imagine – in a beautiful sunny day while watching cricket, when in Rome as they say.