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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: 536   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CharlieFields (2) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 29, 2015 does not count
Bottle from El Corte Inglés (Barcelona, Spain). Aroma: Roasted and coffee malts. Appearance: Deep black color. Hazy body. Low carbonation. Medium, creamy, thick, pale brown and lingering head. Taste: Roasted and coffee malts. Lightly sweet. Palate: Full and creamy body. A bit alcoholic. Low carbonation. Light roasted and sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omanson (19) - - JAN 27, 2015
Superbe stout, Sombre, charbonneuse, touche de café grillé, amère sans l’être trop , finale mi longue, amère et maltée.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mackeon (69) - - JAN 27, 2015
Sort of an improved version of the regular St. James’s Gate brew. Darker, sweeter and stronger, it’s really a much nicer beer. Guinness with some Belgian fine-tuning, for which we should be thankful to the people at Athony Martin’s. And that label is a design classic, of course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (425) - - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle from archer road beer stop, sheffield. Dark opaque red with nice tan head. Quite fruity with dry malty finish. A bit sour and nicely dry and bitter, has the Guinness character. Full bodied. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Icedwarf (461) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
Zwart bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is rokerig en bitter gelijk een gewone Guinness, echter deze is wat zachter en minder scherp dus nog beter. Uitstekend bier. Etiket is gewijzigd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Butters (3869) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2015
33cl bottle in Granada just outside of Alhambra. Inky black pour with fair ring of off-white head. Sweet molasses and sarsaparilla with raisin and toffee notes. Some lacto-ish sweetness on the finish. Damn tasty. Especially after drinking pale lagers everywhere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (343) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
Jet black with a thin beige head. Well carbonated and the taste is strong in coffee. Much more bold in taste than the commonly available Guinness counterpart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MatthijsE (919) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours nearly black color, beige head. Aroma is coffee, malty, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, chocolate, coffee. Nice roasted coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (557) - LATVIA - DEC 29, 2014
Dark brown, almost black with rich creamy light brown head. A bit sweet caramel aroma. Much more rich taste than "ordinari" Guiness, strong hops and roasted caramel bittrness, the later with strong aftertaste. Mild sweetness around tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (6465) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Black with a huge beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, smoke, licorice, chocolate and alcohol.

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