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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 471   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
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2005
Bottled. Black opaque with small brown, lasting head. Aroma of roasted malt along with toffee. Roasted malt/smokish flavour with hints of coffee. The finish is a bit bitter. Alcohol is wellhidden. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (4820) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2005
330 ml bottle, bought at Selfridge’s, London. Black (= very dark brown) colour. Truly impressive large and thick brown head. Aroma of malts, oak, leather, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavour is overwhelmingly bitter from the roasted barley and hops, but also sweeter than regular Guinness. Elements of very strong coffee, hints of bitter chocolate. Bitterness lasts through the long aftertaste. Not for beginners. The crowd who think nitro draught Guinness is "sooo strong" should try this one!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2005
33cL bottle. Pours a huge, lacy tan-colored head of large bubbles. It is dark brown/black and opaque. The aroma is bready and bitter, very similar to regular Guinness stout. The flavor is also similar to Guinness stout with a bit more sweetness and more alcohol, of course. The flavors are dark, roasty, creamy, and bitter. Excellent beer! Thanks Doug!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2005
Way better than normal Guinness!!!! The Irish are missing out if this is for export only!! :D

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - FEB 20, 2005
Coffee and old chocolate nose, opaque black color, foamy sticky tan head. Dark roasted malt with some sweet raisin flavors. Dry end. Full body and an oily mouth feel. Not so excited by this, though it is good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2005
Rocky fluffy light brown head on a opaque brew. Butterscotch toffee nose. Sweet chocolate, coffee taste. Toffee taste too. Medium dry finish. Medium roasted. Oily texture. Thank you Dortmunder.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2005
Bottle. Black colour with a big baige head. Spicy light roasted sweet fruity aroma and a sweet roasted rasin taste. Medium to full body and a sweet roasted dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2006 Jan, 2005 Bottle from Beer Essentials, Horsham. Sweet & fruity - dark berries. Soft chocolate. Smooth. Strawberries & cream. Lacks the typical bitter roasty edge. In fact doesn’t taste like a Guinness, merely a stout with lots of sugar. It’s quite pleasing, but insubstantial. [3.3]
Oct, 2006 Bottle at Café Belge, Eastbourne. Wow! Not insubstantial today at all. A Guinness Foreign Extra Stout with Belgian yeast and candi sugar. Sweeter and softer than the regular FES, and with a spicy, yeastiness. I love it - I love the blend of dark chocolate burnt bitterness and soft yeasty sweetness. Do I love this more than the Nigerian Guinness? Hmmm. Probably not. But it would be fun to fo them side by side. [4.2]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2005
Bottled. Deep black colour with a big, off-white head. Roastmalty aroma with hints of molasses, coffee and alcohol. Coffeish, roastmalty taste with notes of chocolate and sweetness. Bitter-chocolate finish. I will be so bold to call this the best irish beer I´ve ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2005
Black, opaque color, nice lasting beige head. Sweet chocolate and roasted coffee aroma, some mild buttery tones coming from hops too. Roasted flavor, some sweet chocolate tones with some vinous notes. Aftertaste is somehow smoky, bitter and strongly dry. Nice lace. Medium to full bodied, alcohol covered almost totally, notes of it can be noticed in aftertaste. Very dimensional beer, excellent one!


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