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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 591   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5362) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2008
Bottle courtesy of thewolf: Poured a deep black color stout with a huge light brown color head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of liquorice with some light roasted malt and some sweet malt notes. Taste is a mix between some light roasted malt with some notes of liquorice and medium sweet Belgian malt with what appears to be a Belgian type yeast. Medium full body with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A very well balance beer overall with a level of complexity greater then the regular version of Guinness available over here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (9465) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Bottle. Creamy molasses/sorghum malt aroma. Midnight black with giant tan head. Cafe latte, molasses and bitter charcoal flavor. Slight metallic aftertaste. So much better than Guinness in the States.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7588) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2011 33cL bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Pours a deep black with hints of redness . The head is simply amazing; thick and foamy without all that nitro they use on tap. The aroma is mostly a deep roasted malt. The taste has many of Guinness’s signature elements; a dry roasted malt that hints at both fruit and a bitterness. But, it also has a warm caramel sweetness and a alcohol aspect that is great. The mouthfeel is also great; a fizzy warmness that is missing from other versions. Overall, just great. Thanks Brad. Re-rate: almost exactly three years after the first one, bottle at least three years old. Rich caramel, smoke, fruity as hell. The distinct Guinness flavor is all its glory here. Lovely. A soft palate. Very rich roast.

   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 (3562) - 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 (4187) - 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 (25069) - 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 (37028) - 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 (5233) - 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 (12367) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 40 41 42  43  44 45 46 » 60

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50