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


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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Special version of bottled Guinness for Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Brewed in Ireland for Anthony Martin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 4/24/06: 11.2 oz bttl. Pours a ruby-red, black coffee body with a tan, med, creamy, fully lasting head... Aromas of toasted malts, dark chocolate, mild coffee, dough yeast, and light gingerbread... Tastes lightly sweet with soft palate, chocolate, bitter coffee and long finish... Light-medium bodied with a creamy texture... No alcohol evident... Tasty tasty tasty!!! I’d have this again and again... Muchas gracias a Will Knight...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goozen (3488) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle 0,3ltr: The wellknown Stout but the Belgian version thus higher alcohol and much sweeter and not so dry as the origanl one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4170) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
Guinness Special Export 8 % Belgian version. Bottle. [Great two day tasting session @ Papsoe] Average beige creamy head that mostly lasted. Dark mahogany color. Fair display of lacework. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, light alcoholic sniff, toasted malt. Over the palate burned malt, bitter coffee, hint of dried fruit. Quit full bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry texture. Moderated bitter and sweet flavor. Bitter coffee and dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a clear, dark brown with a tint of red and a creamy, beige head. Light tartness from the burned malt in the aroma. Quite full-bodied, fruity, vinous with very burned - almost coffeeish - malt accents and a distinct, malt bitter finish. 120108

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36237) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a diminishing white head. Slight butterish aroma, light roasted. Flavour is smooth roasted malt flavour. Slight butterish again. Has a decent bitterness towards the finish. Ends bitter and with a mild roasted note. Nice and dry roasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5168) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Deep brown coloured body (about 80% opaque) with a super large tan head and ruby highlights when held up to the light - this is the way a non-draught version of the beer should look like! Aroma of roasted malt, roasted rice, caramel, toffee, hazlenuts, peanuts and even a bit of milk chocolate. Full-bodied; Super strong roasted malt flavours with chocolate and coffee most noticeable. Some bittering caramel comes through at the very end - but mostly malty flavours dominate, coupled with some nuts. Aftertaste shows some really bitter metal and nuts with the obligatory yeast, malt and coffee tastes. Overall, a good special version of the beer - not amazing (like Singapore), but still not as bad (as say China). I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from a small corner store in Bruxelles, Belgium on 01-January-2008.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12343) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2008
(Bottle, Anthony Martin version) Pours an opaque black body with a thick dense tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, toastiness, and some licorice. Flavor of sweet black and roasted malts with a creamy mouthfeel and somewhat bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
Pours black with medium off white head. Aroma is roasted with chocolate and liquerice. Malty flavor with roasted notes and chocolate. Finishes bitter with warming alcohol. Far better than the plain Guinness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - DEC 11, 2007
Em comparação com a Guinness Draft "comum", essa versão belga possui mais sabor e aroma de café e chocolate, bem como é mais alcoólica e carbonatada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
33cL bottle, courtesy of ygtbsm94. Thanks, Brad! Pours a clear, very dark brownish-black color; huge, textured khaki-colored head with excellent retention and lacing; a beautiful pour. Generous, nougat and milk chocolate aroma, with a pleasant, almost funky / overripe fruit Belgian character lurking underneath. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: plenty of bitter chocolate and acidic citrus and yeast upfront; dense cocoa powder (almost feels a bit gritty, even, in a tasteful way), with doughy malts and robust esters coming through; medium, doughy and bready finish. An excellent example of a Belgian-style stout.

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