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Guinness Special Export (Belgian version)

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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Foreign Stout
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 487   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pepinis (23) - SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
Cerveza negra, de buena formación de espuma y estabilidad. Su aroma es de malta tostada que recuerda a chocolate, café y suave vainilla. El sabor está en buena correspondencia con el aroma pero sobresalen las notas de chocolate amargo. Pronunciado amargor que se hace duradero pero en buen equilibrio con el dulzor de la malta. El elevado tostado ayuda a que el amargor se incremente. Su retrogusto es amargo y un poco licoroso. Cuerpo medio y buena carbonatación.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2293) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at the Guinness Storehouse, coffee, gravy and faint winey nose, dry, bitter and very rich.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1091) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Mřrk/svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av rřstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade og krydder. Smak av rřstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade og krydder. Fruktig og god. Import

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nilsas (1203) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Duft av kaffe, lakris og sjokolade. Dyp sort farge. Lite brunt skum, noe langs kant. Nydelig smak av frukter, kaffe, lakris og noe sjokolade.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3048) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a froth tan head. Aroma of spice, light , dark fruit and roast malt. Medium, smooth body, flavour is medium sweet, milk chocolate over the flavours of the aroma.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
edsspoon (303) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle - once I opened it it started frothing over so I poured it quickly which caused the head to erupt and fill up my glass (and overflow). Opaque black with a very big light brown foamy head, which eventually subsides into a medium sized head which lasts throughout with good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, toffee and light butterscotch with some hints of dark fruit. Taste begins with some warming and burnt flavours, followed by a strong bitterness, toffee, chocolate, some vanilla and some butterscotch. A very long bitter finish, medium sweetness. Heavy body, low carbonation, quite sticky. I thoroughly recommend this, it is an absolutely beautiful beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobsch (408) - Cologne, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle 0.33l. Pours black with beige head. Aroma has roasted malt, raisin, rum pot, dried fruits, alcohol spiceness. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, dried fruits, slightly sour, slightly roasted. Aftertaste is sweet with a good bitterness, alcohol is well hidden, bit spicy, oily, full nody. Very good Stout.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Case (212) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
This is the real Guinness. Black as the deepest night. Huge brown foamy head. Aroma of nuts and roasted coffee. Taste is roasted malt, black bitter chocolate, nuts, coffee. Fantastic mix of bitter-sweet. Alcohol is completely hidden. Medium-full body. Close to perfection.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ragnampiza (333) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 17, 2014
330 ml bottle served in a nonic half pint glass. Dark brown, but looks pitch black in the glass, with a nice, creamy and persistent light beige head. On the nose roasted malts, some berries type of fruits (blackberries, sour black cherries), chocolate, coffee, light hoppy notes, ash. Quite thin and watery taste wise, but good flavour overall: again chocolate and roasted malts, herbal hoppy bitterness, light vanilla and smokey feeling. Certainly very drinkable, doesn’t taste like a 8% beer at all. Average carbonation, light to medium body, slightly creamy texture. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MOLA_DK (276) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black with a thick creamy off White head. Roasted, yeasty aroma. Full body, roasty, low bitterness. Quite high carbonation for the style.


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