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Guinness Special Export (Belgian version)

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93
style
Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Foreign Stout
Dublin, Ireland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 514   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobyFischer (78) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 2014
Noir d’encre.Reflets rouges à peine perceptibles.Senteurs de biscuits, malts torréfiés à outrance, chocolat, cacaos amères, houblons fins.Mousse crémeuse et abondante, à bulles moyennes, se dissipant à vitesse moyenne.En bouche, attaques maltées chocolatées, café modérément et belle amertume : houblons, chocolat noir, sur la fin.L’alcool permet une bonne durée en bouche.Corps délicat et crémeux.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Syfher (80) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle of 75 cl, in a Guinness pint. How can a beer be such good ? We’re in front of a porter beer who got a nice, strong aroma and taste of coffee and chocolate taste, with a deep dark colour. Full sticky palate. Superbe dark brown head Try it, love it ! Go get it !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (410) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 7, 2014
Although initially a lovely burnt malt/chocolate I thought this moved to more a damp or wet biscuit. What a mouthful of taste explosion though, very intense and very rewarding. Looks great, in the glass, and has a lovely lingering to it. I’d easily go again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (946) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
330 ml bottle, pours dark with a tan head and lace, roasted caramel and chocolate malt, coffee, vanilla, dark dried fruits, sweetness to start but this is perfectly balanced with a smooth and farly short bitterness to finish, with an aftertaste of creamy chocolate and vanilla. full body, creamy, soft carbonation. Bottle was aproaching BBE.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3557) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2014
Tap @ gollem antwerp . Pours black , good grey head . Weak scent , touch of coffee . Taste is sharp , coffeebitter . Bit metallic . Bit sweet , coffee finish .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blastomorpha (9) - - 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 can’t find it anymore...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (926) - 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 (356) - 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 (105) - 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.


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