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

bottled
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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8640) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2005
Bottled. A big black beer with a lovely coffee coloured head. The aroma is full and malty with toffee, fudge and coal. The taste is also very full with malts, caramel and coal. Not the roastiest of stouts but oh so tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2005
Black in colour with a short though long lasting brown head. Nice lacework too. Choc coated liquorice aroma, with some nice roast notes behind it. Flavour is sweet aniseeed, chocolate with a chalky roast finish. Some vineous notes there too. Medium feel, and overall felt a little one dimensional.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (8770) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2005
Bottle (bought 1996): Almost black, firm brownish head; complex nose: molasses, some roasted malts, some fruity (plums) and winy ( port) traces; complex, a bit sourish vinous taste, ending in a slightly sweetish finish, some traces of chocolate in the aftertaste; some qualities remind me of a baltic porter, some of a flemish sour ale (Liefmans). All in all an excellent example of a Stout, highly quaffable....

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2005
i didnít care much for stout beers, but to my surprise this is better than i thought. Iíve developed more and more of a good beer taste :) caramel, butterscotch aromas, licorice, coffee and strong hops taste. alcohol is very well hidden. finish is long and bitter with some malt sweetness. nice brew!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2005
Big thanks to Saarlander for providing me with this gem for my St. Patís feast! Pours black, with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with a metallic tinge, notes of plums and wine. Creamy mouthfeel. Dry, medium bitter flavor, notes of chocolate, roasted malt, figs. A world apart from the thin, bitter concoction that they ply on the States.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (20295) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2005
Bottled. Black opaque with small brown, lasting head. Aroma of roasted malt along with toffee. Roasted malt/smokish flavour with hints of coffee. The finish is a bit bitter. Alcohol is wellhidden. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5010) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2005
330 ml bottle, bought at Selfridgeís, London. Black (= very dark brown) colour. Truly impressive large and thick brown head. Aroma of malts, oak, leather, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavour is overwhelmingly bitter from the roasted barley and hops, but also sweeter than regular Guinness. Elements of very strong coffee, hints of bitter chocolate. Bitterness lasts through the long aftertaste. Not for beginners. The crowd who think nitro draught Guinness is "sooo strong" should try this one!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2005
33cL bottle. Pours a huge, lacy tan-colored head of large bubbles. It is dark brown/black and opaque. The aroma is bready and bitter, very similar to regular Guinness stout. The flavor is also similar to Guinness stout with a bit more sweetness and more alcohol, of course. The flavors are dark, roasty, creamy, and bitter. Excellent beer! Thanks Doug!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2005
Way better than normal Guinness!!!! The Irish are missing out if this is for export only!! :D

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivo (2558) - GERMANY - FEB 20, 2005
Coffee and old chocolate nose, opaque black color, foamy sticky tan head. Dark roasted malt with some sweet raisin flavors. Dry end. Full body and an oily mouth feel. Not so excited by this, though it is good.


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