Guinness history changed perpetually in 1817. In that year Benjamin Guinness—Arthur's child—fermented our first beer with another roasted grain called black patent malt. His stout recipe established the framework for how we would blend for the following 200 years.
"1817 denoted the start of America's relationship with Guinness stout."
The exact year Benjamin fermented his flawless dark beer, we dispatched the main barrels of Guinness to America. To this day, America's preferred stouts are still prepared at St. James' Gate. In light of the Guinness brewing logs of 1817, Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout looks to rejuvenate a similar dark ruby red shading and complex flavor of Benjamin's beer from 200 years back. Rich and full-bodied with notes of caramel, toffee and sweet chocolate. Smooth-drinking with the perfect measure of bitterness. Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout carries on the tradition of 1817 and anticipates our next 200 years in America.