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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
birraiolo (196) - ITALY - SEP 29, 2013
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.

4.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mikkellund42 (536) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2013
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paulvanpelt (321) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2013
Mokka kraag zakt snel weg tot niets. Zwart bier. Gebrande smaak, koffie, chocolade. Behoorlijk bitter. Weinig co2, medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReV2 (141) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
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...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andriesradu (457) - ROMANIA - SEP 14, 2013
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

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (3537) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyRio (53) - FINLAND - AUG 20, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bryanvdv (501) - - AUG 16, 2013
Fles 0,33 zwart met mooie donkere schuimkraag. Ruikt naar gebrande mout. Stout met aparte branderige smaak. Niet mijn stout.


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