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


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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (4135) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with creamy, stable light tan head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, and chocolate, with touches of coffee. Bitterish, roasty onset, complemented by sweet notes of chocolate and caramel malt. Touches of coffee beans. Roasty aftertaste with sweetish hints. Discreet but warming alcohol presence. Well-balanced and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (211) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Aroma and taste mainly roasted malts, quite unlike the draught Guinness and in the general direction of Belgian ales. Full body, lasting malty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5079) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
Smooth malty, sticky beginning. The beer is malty-roasty. Intense with hints of sourness. The aftertaste is stick and bitter, nice round, intense, great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kleurplaatje (85) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2015 Sweet, creamy brew with a bitter touch. Taste lingers long. Bit milky, some roasty touches. Beautiful creamy mouthfeel. Good one. Much, much softer than the usual Guinness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CharlieFields (10) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 29, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 Bottle from El Corte Inglés (Barcelona, Spain). Appearance: Deep black color. Hazy body. Low carbonation. Medium, creamy, thick, pale brown and lingering head. Aroma: Roasted sweet malts. Earthy hops. Taste: Lightly sweet. Palate: Full and creamy body. Lightly alcoholic. Roasted and sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omanson (46) - - 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 (136) - - 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 (610) - - 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 (615) - 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 (3946) - 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.

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