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November 19, 2021

Diageo’s Guinness Chocolate Mint Stout Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels – Product Launch

The latest brew features in Guinness Open Gate Brewery's barrel-aged beer project, which is in its fourth year.

By Olly Wehring

  • Category – Beer, stout, 10.8% abv
  • Available – From this week
  • Location – The US, available nationwide in the off-premise channel
  • Price – SRP of US$19.99 per four-pack of 11.2oz (31.8cl) bottles

Diageo has released a barrel-aged, chocolate mint-flavoured stout from its Guinness brand in the US.

Brewed at the company’s Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, Guinness Chocolate Mint Stout Aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels will be available throughout the market for a limited – albeit unspecified – period. The 10.8% abv beer has been flavoured using dried mint leaves and cacao and has a slight Bourbon character.

“With each new beer from our barrel-ageing programme, we look to challenge ourselves with flavour combinations and tastes that most people wouldn’t expect from Guinness,” said Open Gate head brewer Sean Brennan.

Earlier this week, Diageo raised its sales growth forecasts for the coming years, also setting the target of increasing its share of ‘total beverage alcohol’ worldwide from the current 4% to 6% by 2030.

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