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‘I compared supermarket stout to Guinness – and thought £2 could taste better’

Dark beers abound in supermarkets but chances are whenever you think of a pint of stout you immediately think of a Guinness record, but is there anything else that deserves your attention?

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Are there any supermarkets that compare to a pint of Guinness?

When you think about fatChances are your mind immediately jumps to the image of a jar of ice cream Guinness record – possibly with a fake coat on top.

It’s the Irish dry stout that’s a global favorite – brewed in nearly 50 countries and millions of liters sold each year.

But with St Patrick’s Day coming up, we’ve answered the question: “What other dark beers are there – and are they worth trying?”

We sampled stout from some of the country’s biggest and best breweries, from Brewdog to Wild Beer Co, to see if any could stand up to the Dublin-based giant. .







Mirror journalist John bravely tested three stouts in the supermarket against a pint of Guinness
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The Wild Beer Co: Millionaire (4.7%) – cheapest in Morrisons at £2 for a 330ml can – 8/10

Millionaire milk stout is described by its brewers as ‘degrading to the extreme’ and has hints of salted caramel and chocolate.

Made from six malts with Magnum hops, this beer tastes like most of the traditional stouts I’ve indulged in in pubs over the years.

It is bubbly and the top fades quickly, followed by initial bitterness followed by a subtle caramel aftertaste.

A fine beer, very easy to drink and well priced, but would I like another one? Well, maybe one more.







The Wild Beer Co – Millionaire, delicious and authentic
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Siren Craft Brew: Hard Pour Broken Dream (6.5%) – cheapest in Waitrose at £3 for a 440ml can. 9/10

Made with some Apollo malts and hops, Siren’s Hard Pour Broken Dream, poured from another can, can hold a Guinness World Record.

When it’s poured, it has the cascading effect you see in every Guinness commercial, and it looks and tastes as good as a pitcher in a pub.

If I had to pick one, I’d say it’s a bit funny – smells a bit like bacon crisps – but this is soon forgotten because it tastes so good.

It’s smooth, velvety, and tastes almost no stronger than a cup of tea – surprisingly it’s quite strong at 6.5%.







Siren Craft Brew – Hard Pour Broken Dream, a strong contender
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Brewdog: Layer Cake – cheapest in Tesco or Asda, at £3 for a 440ml can. – 5/10

Remember when David Bowie and Mick Jagger did a cover of Dancing in the street? Was that the last time I frequently asked myself ‘why’?

Since 2007, Brewdog has dominated the beer market and changed the way alcohol is viewed in the UK, and backs them up – the Punk IPA is great and deserves its accolades.

They’re known for their extremely wacky and boundary-pushing IPAs, so I suppose it’s no surprise that they rip through the rule book by incorporating this addition into their range.

Brewdog describes Layer Cake as “rich and decadent” and a “dessert in the can”, with flavors of marshmallow, chocolate brownie and vanilla.

It’s rich, thick, and very sweet, and with every sip, I have to go back to burning my fingers around the cupcake as I try to bring my marshmallow near the charcoal.

Unless you like Willy Wonka, I can’t imagine this becoming a regular craze. It’s worse than a port for Christmas, and while I’m glad I tried it, I doubt I could drink a pint – let alone more than a liter. If I buy four, I’ll look for three friends to give them to.







Brewdog – Layer Cake, Lord – why?
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Guinness – Cheapest in Asda or Tesco, £4.49 for 4 440ml cans.

Founded in 1759, Guinness has had plenty of time to get the recipe right. Although a glass of black at home can’t compare to a five-part freshly brewed glass of wine, Guinness is still hard to beat.

It works out at £1.12 per can, which is very reasonable compared to the rest on the list, and it never disappoints.

Whether you have a visit from grandparents or an old friend who throws parties as a profession, chances are you’ll both be happy with the Guinness record.

It’s rich, creamy, affordable and accessible – what’s not to like? Besides, St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate Irish culture than with a bunch of new Guinness World Records.







A good, nice fashion Guinness record.
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In brief

While Siren Craft Brew comes close to Guinness quality, it’s worth noting that their Hard Pour Broken Dream is almost four times as expensive as a can of classic Irish stout.

Aside from price, it just comes down to personal preference – and there’s really something for everyone out there if you’re sick of Guinness records but want a stout at home.

If you want something comparable and you don’t mind paying a bit more, then go for the Siren Craft Brew.

If you want something sicker than a pack of Skittles and more expensive than wine, buy a Brewdog.

And if you’re a true beer enthusiast and appreciate the finer things, head to The Wild Beer Co – you won’t be disappointed.

However, for me, if I had to choose one favorite it would be the latter, The Wild Beer co stout is good, with a very traditional taste – some might say it tastes better than Guinness by That means – and it’s cheaper, too.

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