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


on tap

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RATINGS: 624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Special version of bottled Guinness for Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Brewed in Ireland for Anthony Martin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2008
Black/brown colored brew. Sweet, malty aroma. Sweet, malty, bitter flavor. Chocolate malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2008
2008-04-04. Black body with a big foamy tan head (4+). Dusty malt at first in the aroma, Ovaltine notes or mocha, muted underly malt, muted dark fruit notes. (7+) Similar flavour with a dry dusty note to the roasty mocha malt flavour, muted dark fruit in the back ground. (7+) Smooth average to medium palate. (3+) Nice. Bottle from Bier Tempel, Brugge

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2008
Bottle, shared by and courtesy of Jerc and Mabel from their recent Belgium trip. Black, nice foamy dark white head. Good aroma - sweet, dusty dry malt, mocha. Taste is sweet, very dry, some additional mocha notes. Simple, but very good, no relation at all to regular Guinness and likely the best of the Foreign export versions I have had so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5950) - 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 (10760) - 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 (8463) - 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 Guinnessís 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!!! Iíd 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 (3847) - 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 (4208) - 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 (25063) - 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

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