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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 611   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.


3.8
   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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2008
Bottled. Aroma has coffee, roast, malts. Black coloured with a medium, beige head. Taste is sweet with a lingering coffee bitterness. taste has roast, malts, coffee and a hint of butter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4389) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUN 21, 2008
Black colour, small tan head. Aroma has roasted malts and coffee. Flavour has sweet and roasted malts, with some bitter coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle. Aroma of roast malted barely, coffee, chocolate, and a little yeasty bread. Black in the glass with a large foamy tan head that left fantastic lace and lasted. Flavor is roasted malts and coffee with a little yeasty bread. Palate is medium bodied and soft. Not bad and definitely better than the US extra stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmmbeer (1382) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2008
The second of three beers that my friend Gary picked up for me while over in France- many thanks!!! 330 mL bottle poured into tulip- poured non transparent black, one finger airy off tan head formed and stayed around for a few smokes. Aroma of bakerís chocolate, coffee, and roasted barley (?)- very appealing. Hits the mouth with high-medium body, malt comes through very nicely just like the aroma advertises, some noteable cream and sweetness in the middle, finish leaves you wanting more. This beats the pants off of the Guinness sold here in the States by MILES!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7486) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2008
330. Thanks, Thewolf! Pours black with a towering thick creamy tan head. Chocolatey cocoa-y nose. Creamy medium body. Chocolate, cocoa, and dark fruity sugars on the mid-palate. Nicely complex and drinkable. Mildly sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Bottle purchased in Brussel Zuid train station supermarket, enjoyed in our hotel room in a plastic cup after chilling near our bathroom window (well below cellar temp). Pours with a large rocky head, not the heavy creamy head as is usual with Guinness; dissipates like a root beer float. Roasy sour bread smell with malty sugars all over the place and some doughy yeast. Plum syrup at first in the flavor on a medium-full palate, slightly roasty bitter in the finish. Some foamy malt sugars ride the carbonation as is fizzes at the beginning of the sip. Occasionally, this gets funky and yeasty in the finish. Definitely different, but I donít know if itís better than regular Guinness; at least that is unique and easily identifiable. This felt like anyone could have made it. Still tasty.


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