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Guinness Special Export (Belgian version)

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Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Foreign Stout
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Special version of bottled Guinness for Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Brewed in Ireland for Anthony Martin.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blastomorpha (5) - - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
-- Aroma Malt: toast, coffee, chocolate -- Appearance Color: black, brown Head: brown foam -- Taste Bitter: very bitter -- Palate Body: medium body Texture: thick feel Carbonation: average carbonation Finish: bitter, long finish -- Overall Not as good as the Foreing Extra I used to drink, but since I canít find it anymore...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a chalice. A: Pours a beautiful deep black color with a huge beige head that dissipates quite quickly leaving a lot of lacings S: Great smell of roasted malts is simply fantastic here! Really. The high ABV gives it a special liquorous smell. Notes of coffee, dark chocolate, wood, Guinness hops T: Follows the nose. Strong on roasted malts. Notes of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla. Sweet upfront and a good stingy roasted earthy hoppy bitter end :) M: Full body. Creamy. Molasses. Medium carbonation and delightly bitter aftertaste O: Absolutely drinkable despite the high ABV. Excelent Stout. No mistake here [ BA Review @ 5/8/2010 ]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoshuaStranger (176) - - OCT 12, 2014
Pours jet black with thick mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts,caramel,liqorice. Taste is like a Guinness but with a dinstinct boozy character.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wvhoran (323) - Tasmania, - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a large and lasting tan head. Aroma is unimpressive: liquorice, burnt malt. Flavour is sweet liquorice, metallic molasses, with a strong burnt and bitter finish, long-lasting. Strong carbonation. Some good qualities.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenOver (100) - SLOVENIA - SEP 30, 2014
Pours dark with a lot if aggressive head, that slowly diminiahes. Smell is strong and slightly sour, gentle coffe notes. Taste is roasted, with a gentle coffee aftertaste, that turna in to a smooth sensation. A good balanced beer, slightly too strong on the first sip.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fashawn (125) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 22, 2014
Versione quasi "imperiale" della classica stout, sembra coca cola alla vista, con una bella schiuma meno persistente rispetto alla normale stout in lattina. Aroma normale, malto tostato, orzo torrefatto. Al sapore lo stesso, a volte líorzo non trova alcun contrasto. Il corpo Ť buono, carbonatazione medio bassa, ma líeccessivo amaro non ha alcun sapore specifico. Birra normale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (518) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 14, 2014
Pitch black, medium sized tan head. Milk chocolate aroma, some vanilla and sugar. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Creamy, medium body, lively carbonation. The more I drink it, the less chocolate i feel, and sugar is more dominant.
(Pivoljub 0,33l bottle)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathanvc (58) - Brugge, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2014
It pours dark brown and cloudy with a minimal tan head (less prominent than with an average Guinness). Aroma of yeast, barley, chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium carbonation but fizzy on the tongue. Tastes medium sweet with bitter tones towards the finish. Alcohol is noticeable. Stout with character.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpreo (1670) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Better than Black Lager. Not as good as Extra Stout, Foreign Extra Stout, or Draught. October 16th, 2013.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (544) - CROATIA - AUG 31, 2014
Very dark brown color, average sized tan head. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of malt, chocolate, dark fruits, coffee. Medium sweet taste, traces of bitterness. Alcohol is slightly noticeable. Very nice.


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