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Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Foreign Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 552   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Very creamy head, nice lacing. Nose is rich toffee, cocoa notes, some dark cherry & tobacco, rummy qualities, brown sugar, maybe a twinge of alcohol. Flavor is toffee, cocoa, brighter tobacco & cherry than the nose suggests. Maybe a bit of yeast. Slightly spicy cocoa & tar finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 12, 2007
Bottled 33cl. It pours a black beer with a beautiful big light brown head. Strong flavours of tar and black chocolate. Extremly smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Some alcohol presence. Roasted malt taste. Black chocolate, roasted finish. A good foreign stout with plenty of character.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thewolf (11349) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2007
Bottle. The usual dark brown bordering on black pours gently into my glass, follwed by a flowing, slightly brownish head. It is incredible that it can stay for so long, and it continues to leave nice lacings on the glass. Aroma is primarily roasted, but compared to the usual Guinness, this has more chocolate aromas, and a whiff of dried fruits. Mouthfeel is spectacularly creamy, but feels lighter than the Irish original. Flavour is sweet, roasted, lots of chocolate. There is a fine vinious edge to it, giving me a lasting impression in my mouth. The roasted flavour gives the finish a light sour bitter edge. Great - much better than the original

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7270) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Bottle, BB 8/8/08. Poured a clear, deep garnety-brown with a creamy well-retained beige head and sticky lacing.. looked great! Aroma had a decidedly foreign stout feel to it... burnt semi-sweet chocolate and mild coffee with sweet herbs and dark caramel. Flavor was of sweet, yet bitter burnt chocolate with coffee bitterness.. almost candied caramel and light darker spices at the back-end.. tasty. Medium-bodied with a grainy and tacky feel to it.. Solid brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2007
bottle at home, tasted along side Foreign extra (Nigerian)... There definitly different beers... Deep red black ... smokey fruity malt ... deep roast malt ... caramel sweetness ... fruity ... roast malts .. light smooth bitter linger ...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeranarchist (215) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2007
Bottle. Black with light brown head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, metal and some liqourice and a hint of alcohol. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, very mild compared to the alcohol content. Bitter finish. Much better than the draught Guinness thatís available here in Denmark, this is actually good!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2007
Bottle. Black color with large creamy excellent mostly lasting light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate / coffee, brown sugar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter (malt burnt bitter) with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1362) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2007
I havenít drank the stuff at the source, but this was easily the tastiest Guinness Iíve had. Black with a gorgeous brown head, roasty espresso aromas that carry into the flavor. Very roasty, very malted, a touch sweet, mildly bitter, and without the empty blandness that other bottled versions often have. Not just creamy but also lively. The burnt finish is not extreme, but dry. A good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Had this in Antwerp, bought from some shady grocery store on the wrong side of town - got to love it. Black with a thick, bubbly brown foam that laces considerably. Aroma is strong roasted malt, caramel, and some interesting and rather intense fruity esters. Also a slight alcohol kick to the nose. Taste is strong roasted and chocolate notes, but there is a tinge of something here that is very reminiscent of more classic Belgian styles, again playing on fruity esters and a faint yeasty/spicy dynamic. Heavily bitter finish and a long lasting roasty aftertaste. Very thick, vicuous, little carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - APR 29, 2007
Sampled at the Woodshop Tasting. Poured dark almost black color with a nice light brown color. Aroma had a smokey oak caracter with some roast, coffee and caramel. Taste was just as complex as the aroma with a slight alcohol finish.


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