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


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RATINGS: 468   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (390) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 1, 2013
Nectar noir ! Une bien belle stout, que ce soit dans le verre ou dans la bouche. Díun noir intense avec toujours une pellicule de mousse protegeant le nectar. Les aromes sont essentiellement sur le cafe. Un leger retour sur le cacao. Une longueur moyenne mais líequilibre et la rondeur sont bien construit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1154) - London via, WALES - MAR 31, 2013
Room temp bottle. Jet black with a cm of foamy head which lasts about a minute. Smells sharp, yeasty - not very inviting. Flavour starts malty, finishes smokey with a bit of yeast. Mid body and foamy in the mouth. Usual coffee/chocolate/roasted barley flavours are absent. Itís an average stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
graziano85 (254) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 30, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 Deep black colour with a dark brown, thick head, long lasting. Smells roasted malts, coffee and burnt bread. Taste too, but is a strange bitter/sweet together. Round finish, less dry than usual Guinness. A background taste of smoked a nd burnt, coffee bottom also. Full bodied, and low/medium carbonation. Alcohol completely hidden. A nice beer, interesting, but a smoker would like it better than me :) anyhow, a good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
swapp (138) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAR 29, 2013
330ml bottle in belgia. first taste was like guinness draught but then a felt alcohol caramel mixed with a bitter. colour is dark with white foam but foam isnt like drought foam is weak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BaroneBirra (231) - Gorizia, ITALY - MAR 18, 2013
0,33 bottle. Deep dark brown with medium tan creamy head. sweet dried plums, alcohol and some burnt malts in the aroma. initial sweetness followed by malt and burnt bitterness. some metallic notes and fuity tartness. dry umami aftertaste. smooth texture and medium to low body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1263) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2014 Bottle 33cl on Saint Patricks day. Appearance: dark beer, with big white unstable head. Nose: more alcohol than regular draught version, coffee, chocolate. Taste: very sweet coffee, brown chocolate, alcohol more noticeable. Some malts, caramel, 7/3/7/3/11. Re-rate Older bottle (2 or 3 years old). APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: chocolate, coffee, vanilla. TASTE: chocolate, coffee, wood, nice, some alcohol, burned malts. This one is way better than the one I had before.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (852) - PORTUGAL - MAR 17, 2013
Pours a real dark black with a small head. Not as good as the usual Guinness, with some notes of caramel, coffee, toast, earthy and smoke and a metallic end. But it is St. Patrickís day...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnygm (55) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 12, 2013
Similar to the traditional Guinness, but this belgian variety lacks body. Aroma is nice. Bread, cereal and toast. Color is very dark with a good head. On palate, bitterness dominates, but here is where it becomes different. It felt watery and weak. The only distinguishable hints were toast, a little coffee and lots of hops. Iíve tried Guinness before and I love it, but this particular variety lacks the features that make this beer so distinguishable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
look: 4 smell: 4.5 taste: 5 feel: 4 overall: 3.5 Appearance - Nutty brown, caramel, ruby colour. Poor head retention. light carbonation Smell - Citrus fruit, vanilla, moderate hops, coffee, chocolate, mint, caramel Taste - Good balance, robust carbonation. Coffee, mild chocolate, banana, moderate hops, blackberry, & blackcurrant flavor. Aftertaste is bitter with lingering coffee flavors & carbonation still tickling the tongue. Mouthfeel - Smooth like velvet with robust carbonation. Drinkability - Great beer if a little heavy. Close to an imperial stout. Great taste! High alcohol and heaviness on the stomach would make this a sipper and you couldnít have too many.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutHead (483) - DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a deep deep red - almost black, with a large frothy beige head. Aroma mostly of roasted malt. Taste is of chocolate, espresso, and loads of roasted malt...as well that undefinable "Guinness taste". Mouthfeel is above average, finishes bitter and dry. Really good. Iíve begun drinking this at my favourite Irish watering hole. The downside being that I canít drink nearly as much as of the original one, but itís worth it as itís so much better.

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