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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 607   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Special version of bottled Guinness for Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Brewed in Ireland for Anthony Martin.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2008
33 cl bottle, bought in Oostende - shared with Roger. Dark brown, almost black, color. Lovely creamy light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dried dark fruit, coffee, chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, dried dark fruit, fine sweetness, coffee, chocolate. Very fine aftertaste of roasted malt and hops - ending with a dry mouthfeel. Nice, but maybe a bit watery...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6165) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown, beige head. Aroma of brown sugar, roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavours are the same, with addition of some dark fruits, bitter finish. Fullbodied and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle courtesy Trappistenbier. Thanks Filip. Pours black with a large tan head that leaves great lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is the same as aroma but less prominent. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild to moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8321) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2008
[1251-20080404] 330mL bottle. Sweet malt aroma with mild wood and very faint chocolate hints. Dark dark brown body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Sweet bitter dates and fig flavour with roasted malt notes. Full body is smooth. Enjoyable.
(w/ jerc, tupalev)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Funny, I just stumbled on some of my notes from my first order from belgianshop.com. I shared this with my neighbor and we both really enjoyed this one. Much sweeter, much maltier and creamier(wow)than the one you get here in America. By looks you might not know the difference. But by smell and flavor you certainly would. Chocolate and coffee abound. Yum.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Avatar (84) - Gliwice, POLAND - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle in Belgium. Detailed description will follow with new and fresh try of this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Bottle in a trade. Pours a black tan coffee head. Very different from the original. Sweet malt and chocolate, some irish whiskey like flavor. Creamy foamy body. Sweet thin chocolate malt boozy upfront with a nice warming. Sweet malty, roasty chocolate coffee. A certain after dinner drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle, thanks after4ever! Pours blackish brown with walls of tan lace. Medium body, light carbonation. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the taste and aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2008
Jet black with a beige rocky head. Strong roasted aroma. Bitter coffee flavour, fruity and dry, with a mildly unpleasant light tartness. I expected a lot from this beer, and although its a pretty decent stout, I am a little disappointed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2008
330cl bottle. Dated 12.07.09. A creamy lactose sweetness initially dominates the aroma. Dry bakers chocolate and sweeter malted milk balls. Cinnamon and nutmeg with a decent dose of wed cardboard. Watered down coffee and lightly charred malt. Pours a near opaque black with a good sized thick and creamy khaki head. Dry chocolate malt at first on the palate followed by a good dose of lactose. Toasted, but not quite charred malt. Thicker cold press. A good dose of slightly funky yeast as well. Medium bodied with a sweeter lacto finish. Odd, but thanks for the rare treat Dan!


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