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

bottled
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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle, imported, Aikmans, St Andrews. Black with a big brown head. Nose is espresso and some roasted malts. Lots of dark fruit and some alcohol too. Mouth is very burnt, cinder toffee, malty, more alcohol. Finishes with alcohol at the back of the throat and some dry liquorice tones. Nice, but not as good as I was expecting.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
janubio (483) - SPAIN - SEP 18, 2007
Poured in a half pint Guinness glass. Black colour and the usual big brownish Guinness head that last until the last sip. Complex aroma of coffee, licorice, cream, butter, prunes, raisins, rum, rosted notes, spicy, nutmeg... the lot. Taste is coffee, licorice, rum, figs, rosted, nutmeg, raisins... the lot again. Alcoholic coffee flavor. Great.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaxiDriver (1553) - Stadland, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2007
Bottle Nr. 100. Very strong smell of malt (which has been roasted) and alcohol, sweet brown sugar, a little bit like an Irish Coffee. Pours a big creamy dark brown head in my mug, the body is as black as it gets. The first sip - don’t really want to destroy the nice head but anyway - the creamy head remains intact. Heavy bitterness and a long duration on the palate. Very creamy texture, full body and a flat carbonation. Very good and strong stuff, it’s really a replacement for a breakfast. Should soon travel again to the Dutch border to get me another one...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3573) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of port, alcohol, roasted malt, prunes and raisins. A flavor of port, prunes, raisins, notes of liqurice and coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14243) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle, 8%. Liquorice aroma. Black colour. Big, semi-stable brown head. Good and flavourful. Roasted flavour with a hint of malt bitterness. Nice liquorice and coffee notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - AUG 13, 2007
Appearance: very dark brown color, maybe black. Great head, rocky, of beige color, dense and very persistent. Good look. Aroma: sweet chocolate, high roasted malts, grains coffee, black olives and presence of hoops. Herbal, candy and toffee touches. Fruitiness of sweet-ripe plums, berries and figs. Some metallic; spicy notes of vanilla, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg. Liquory and relatively complex. Flavor: very intensive toasty, bitter chocolate, roasted sugar and grain coffee. Fruitiness of peaches, berries, figs and dark olives; moreover, bitter-fruity of peel yellow grapefruit. Sweet barley start; with ultra-toasty finish that adding a persistent and intensive dryness, that is strengthened for the hoops. Liquory like fernet and coffee’s liquor, however, the sweetness hidden the alcoholic degree. Reminiscences of purple- bitter olives. Too clove and vanilla touches. Palate: medium body; very creamy, silky and velvet texture (maybe for barley un-malted). Low carbonation. Exquisite texture, very nice and intensive bitter-toasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
Thank you Abusmaster. Jet black with substantial off-white creamy head. Good malty and licorice and roasted barley aroma. Taste is dry and bitter, with diesel fuel and smoke at the end of the bottle. Easy creamy mouthfeel while you absord this dry stout, Certainly better than any Guinness I have had,

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 (11387) - 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


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