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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 604   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmmbeer (1369) - 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 (7272) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2349) - Split, CROATIA - MAY 17, 2008
0.33 l bottle from belgianshop.com. Poured dark reddish brown, almost black body with creamy, long living brown head. Pretty hopped aroma, some lemon, grass, nice with notes of sour apples, roasted malt and slight caramel. Bitter, bit sour coffee and roasted sugar flavor, fuller in body than original and other Guinnesses Iíve tried. Very well hidden alcohol. Finish is quite short, but pleasant bittersweet. Very nice, although I liked Nigerian version a bit more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2008
huge creamy/foamy white head with pitch black color. flavor predominates with roasted and chocolate malt with a very dry finish. much more flavorful than draught guinness. a very good beer. the mouthfeel is not very thick, the only negative i can conjure

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7627) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
Bottle from Delhaize. Jet black with a decent tan head. Big roasted aroma with a slightly sweet edge. Sweetish, almost fudge-like flavour to start, quickly replaced by dark fruit some burnt malt and a surprisingly smooth finish. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 27, 2008
Bottle, from Noel Cuveliers, Abele. Tons of airy tan head on an iron black pour. Nose is grilled steak, a steak rubbed with black pepper and coffee. Some popcorn, raisins. Soft roast, buttered rum, salty finish. Fairly light body but with an interesting oily touch. Pretty nice FES.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 24, 2008
Thanks to auredale for this one. Very dark brown pour, one finger off white head, Chocolatey, roastiness, bitterness. Nice drinking brew

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2008
Thanks to ygtbsm94 for giving me the chance to try this. Smell was slightly fruity with some roast. Taste was roasty, nice bitterness throughout, some ripe fruit and a nice bitter finish. This stuff is solid. Wish this replaced the regular guinness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2008
Bottle. Deep dark brown colour with a lingering beige head. Sweet roasted aroma with hints of chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Flavour is more of the same, full bodied and with some sweetness. Bitter finish. Really very good and the best bottled Guinness out there by a mile.


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