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    I'm going to dare to say this, but Guiness isn't a good pint of beer, it's just a below average Stout, and a lesson in some amazing marketing. Oh, and it tastes just as ordinary in Dublin as anywhere else. The Porterhouse (microbrewery) had vastly improved versions of stout and porter. I also had some Smithwicks Ale (brewed by Ginuess) which was fucking awful.

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    1. chrys 103 months ago | reply

      the next time i'm in london i say we prove your point by tasting some good english stout :)

      i'm still partial to guinness, especially as a closer like weary memory mentioned.

    2. Jen SFO-BCN 103 months ago | reply

      americans are crazy about it, so yeah, a marketing triumph, indeed. if you are ever feeling really self-hating, try the canned version sold here in convenience stores...barf.

    3. Jen SFO-BCN 103 months ago | reply

      oh but the pic is lovely. fave.

    4. f8125 103 months ago | reply

      It's an acquired taste, like blonde beer. Leffe is awesome.

    5. soci22 103 months ago | reply

      nice pick. It's going to be my first fav.

    6. Today is a good day 103 months ago | reply

      There are better - yes, but I still wouldn't say no!

    7. Andy Sheridan 86 months ago | reply

      I'll not have a bad word said about the good pint. To me all stouts in the porterhouse just taste like bad guinness...taste I suppose is subjective. I love the stuff.

    8. Beer_Lover [deleted] 78 months ago | reply

      Just got back from Ireland and the stuff rocks.

    9. VERGER626 58 months ago | reply

      I Never liked stout. I have a frightful sweet tooth

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