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Guinness Special Export (Belgian version)

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


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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Special version of bottled Guinness for Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Brewed in Ireland for Anthony Martin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neur0 (887) - GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
(Flasche) Es hat eine undurchsichtige schwarze Farbe und eine bräunliche Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist röstig, sirupartig, mit Blaubeere, etwas Rauch und fast ein klein bisschen Alkohol. Der Geschmack ist röstig, klein bisschen süß und rauchig im Abgang. Die einzige, kleine Bittere kommt durch das Röstmalz. Das Mundgefühl ist anfangs cremig, dann später ein bisschen adstringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1025) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
Strong Guinness made for the Belgian market under license of Anthony Martin. Black with a beige, dense head, dense aroma of roasted coffee beans, iron, dried fruits, molasses, pepper. Spicy ’drop’ taste with bitter chocolate and black coffee, uncompromizing roasted bitterness, thick and mouth-filling, assertive and even a bit salty, very dry with a long bitter finish, oily mouthfeel. Great stout indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
titvs (88) - PORTUGAL - AUG 18, 2014
Review based on BJCP2008 guidelines (style 13D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L4120. AROMA: sweet and vinous alcoholic like aroma with roasted and coffee notes. some dry grapes aromas. low non existent hop aromas. no diacetyl. APPEARANCE: deep brown color and opaque. nice large and moussy tanned head with good retention. TASTE: roasted grains dominate with some coffee and cacao notes. medium-high bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste with very low to none hop flavours. alcohol notes present with very low diacetyl. finishes somewhat dry. PALATE: médium body with a velvety like texture. some warming impression present. moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a nice export stout with very pronounced roasted flavour, velvety texture and a bit on the dry side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suedehead288 (359) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
2014.08 - 33cl - ergens in Gent - zwartkleurig bier, moka-kleurig shuim - neus : donker fruit, mout, caramel - mond : zoet, chocolade, donker fruit, bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (330) - Alicante, SPAIN - AUG 4, 2014
Pitch black color with beige medium-lasting head. Chocolate and coffee are present on the aroma. Roasted profiles, traces of coffee, chocolate and with a dry trendency. Mouthfeel is creamy and silky. Bitter ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (806) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 1, 2014
On this International Beer Day, I had from this bottle, lovely courtesy of Jimthechap. Ghe-rate stout! Shiny black with that nice brownish head - could be a little less bubbly, but it is just a beautiful beer. Nice aroma of cocoa, molasses, red fruits and some of that spicy ketjap manis, but nothing too strong. Lovely flavour, with those roasted malts, the dark chocolates, but plenty of the salty liquorice, soy sauce, figs, prunes and that molasses sweetness. I could also detect a good dose of booze, a bourbon type of alcohol. Nice, sweet, bitter, salty, with a full body and a velvety palate. I love a good Foreign Stout! Excellent stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (601) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 28, 2014
Couleur noire, beau col de mousse beige. Nez malt grillé et café doux, note chocolatées. Gout malté grillé doux, notes chocolat et fumée. Douce en bouche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bedni (58) - POLAND - JUL 27, 2014
coffee, caramel, roasty, chocolate, earthy, smoke, woody, oily feel, full body, lively, bitter, long finish, very bitter, lightly sour, light sweetness, black, frothy,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (119) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
Dark beer with a big white head witch disapears quickly. Taste like roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pepinis (41) - Madrid, 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.

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