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


on tap

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RATINGS: 611   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Special version of bottled Guinness for Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Brewed in Ireland for Anthony Martin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 5, 2008
Pitch black, black tiny head, strong aroma of hard burned malt with lots of liqourice and dark chocolate. some spices developes in mouth. Flavour is mainly sweet with some dryness and bitternes in finish. Why dont they serve this in Ireland????

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8040) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Courtesy of tpd975 and fishingnet. Thanks guys. Pours dark brown to garnet with thin mocha head. The aroma is bold dark fruity esters of sweet black grapes, plums, ripe cherries along with mild roasty to burnt malts. Very fruity aroma and distant from the standard non draft version of this beer. Smells yum. The taste mirrors the aroma with big dark grapes notes, plums, prunes and raisins. Wow, very different Guinness brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithilorn (275) - Covilh„, PORTUGAL - AUG 31, 2008
black body and light brown head. chocolate and light coffee aroma. sweet and bitter flavor and in the finish a little sour. alcoholic, but a good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chilangoglobal (105) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 27, 2008
I was also doubting about the dark beers that look like a coke, however this one really made my day. Creamy body and great brown foam, taste is a great combination, coffe and chocolate plus the roasted malt, wow the result is excellent.

   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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6287) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8537) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10837) - 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.

   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.

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