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


on tap

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RATINGS: 527   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2006
33 cL bottle from www.belgianshop.com. Pours near opaque, still, with a medium creamy and rocky tan head, lined lacing. Port, raisin and bitter dark chocolate malt aroma, alcohol nose. Yeast (sweat, leather) and dark bitter chocolate, coffee flavor with caramel, toffee notes and port, alcohol throughout. Dark and full body, slightly creamy and yet slightly fizzy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quinten (1049) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2009 my bottle says: special export stout "the genuine guinness stout strong and dark beer brewed in ireland" the label donít look the same (its only a circel) but the rest is unique,...(8% "special") Very dark beer like coffee, bitter taste, full yeast very nice and complex one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jutuahol (189) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2005
Rated 2004-02-05
Near black, thick brown and creamy head, which vanishes quite slowly, nice lace. Aroma is soft, very malty, roasted, coffee-like, sweet, creamy, somewhat sugary aroma, and has notes of licorice and alcohol. Full, softly carbonated body. Flavor is very malty, very roasty, dry, coffee-like, creamy, somewhat sweet, slightly alcoholic, warm and strong with notes of licorice. Dry and roasted long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2005
Bottle. Very dark colour, light brown head. Aroma of chocolat, caramel, malts. Sweet flavour, coffee, malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2005
Amazing stout, lots of roasted coffee and dark chocolate biterness, some caramel and liqueur like sweetness, some dark belgian ales characteristics, full bodied smooth and creamy mouthfill, the alcohol is well hidden, a great version of guinness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Pours deep dark brown with thick frothy head. Aroma of mocha and those little carmel/butterscotch hard candies. Flavor of slight bitter coffee. Sweet and pleasant. Smooth, creamy and sticky palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2005
Iv noticed this before, however just took it for the foreign extra stout, close looking told me otherwise. The Aroma is malty with chocolate notes and somethign else which im not sure of maybe yeast. Taste is similarly typicaly stouts with a bit of a bit to it aswell, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2005
33cl bottle dated best before 03/08/06. Poured a dark, dark brown with red edges and a large sized light brown head. Aromas of mocha chocolate, licorice, roasted malts and a light toffee almost butterscotch. Tastes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and dark fruits. Bitter coffee finish. Creamy and smooth body. Some lacing left on the glass. Alcohol well hidden. I wish the Guinness we get here in the states was the same as this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Thanks to Hopdog. Pours a dark brown with some red when held to light. Small tan lacing head. Sweet chocolate and butterscotch aroma. Flavor of the same, maybe some more cocoa in the flavor and a tad bit watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with a lasting beige head. Roasted aroma with notes of chocolate and alcohol. Roasted flavour with lots aof liquorice and notes of coffee and chocolate. Roasted finish.

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