Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 27.09.2013, 0,33l bottle shared with Palme @ hotel in Amsterdam:
Nice slightly brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is kind of neutral, slightly sour-ish roasted, dark malts, caramel, dark sugar, chocolate, coffee, cardboard, butterscotch. Taste is dark malts, hops, burnt caramel, butterscotch, cardboard, grass, bitter chocolate, hay, coffee. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Pretty boring.
birraiolo (196) - ITALY - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottiglia da 33cl. Color ebano con buona schiuma di grana media color nocciola di media persistenza. Al naso note du malto tostato con un fine cioccolato. Al palato inizia con un bel tostato che lascia spazio a caffč, cioccolato e fruta matura.
mikkellund42 (536) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Pours murky black with huge foamy brown head. Aroma is heavy roasted malt, hints of camp fire smoke, milk and overripe plums. Taste is very rich with initial sweetness then heavy bitter, medium sweet and light acidic. Body is oily and mouthfilling with crisp carbonation. Finish is very long and rich with notes of coffee, sweet licorice, gravy, dark fruits, toasted bread, Sunday roast. This is a classic beer, but the aroma is a bit vague compared to the taste and finish.
paulvanpelt (321) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mokka kraag zakt snel weg tot niets. Zwart bier. Gebrande smaak, koffie, chocolade. Behoorlijk bitter. Weinig co2, medium body.
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark, coffee-like color with a brown, creamy head which fades quickly. Smells of coffee, but sweeter, and like ... trappist beer, I guess. This stout is low on carbonation, ensuring a nice and smooth mouthfeel, allowing the drinker to taste this brew really well. Taste of plums and sweetness, then coffee/mocca, chocolate and roasted malts. Bitter aftertaste which once again reminds of coffee. Very enjoyable!
ReV2 (141) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Once the stout to judge all other stouts by and since surpassed by those upstart craft brewers. Nevertheless, a classic and the best of the Guinness offerings. Short lived head, black as your hat, roasted malt and all the other stuff. Fabulous bitter finish. My other half mistook this for ordinary Guinness and couldn’t drink it, poured it down the drain and replaced it with that inferior Foreign Export Stout. We’re still together...
andriesradu (457) - ROMANIA - SEP 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl. Pours very dark red almost black with a creamy beige head, good lacing. Not the aroma I would had expected, light olive feel, caramel, sweet, winy. Flavor...well...smoked,Light roasted malt, olive, light alchool,a bit acidic...quite complex
wimpyjoe (3537) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nearly black, no head. It has a regular roasted malt aroma and is relatively strong tasting but palatable with a small fizz in the throat.
JohnnyRio (53) - FINLAND - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black liquid, thick head.
The bouquet has roasty coffee, a little liquorice, as well as a small fruitiness. Taste has with coffee and toasted malt. Liquorice and fruits, with some caramel. a bit of dry and hoppy finnish.
Palate is fairly full-bodied, a bit of alcohol background.
Special Export is in any case a fine stout and washing hands down the brewery Draught and Extra Stout.
Bryanvdv (501) - - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fles 0,33 zwart met mooie donkere schuimkraag. Ruikt naar gebrande mout. Stout met aparte branderige smaak. Niet mijn stout.