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


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RATINGS: 553   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (700) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 14, 2014
Pitch black, medium sized tan head. Milk chocolate aroma, some vanilla and sugar. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Creamy, medium body, lively carbonation. The more I drink it, the less chocolate i feel, and sugar is more dominant.
(Pivoljub 0,33l bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathanvc (66) - Brugge, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2014
It pours dark brown and cloudy with a minimal tan head (less prominent than with an average Guinness). Aroma of yeast, barley, chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium carbonation but fizzy on the tongue. Tastes medium sweet with bitter tones towards the finish. Alcohol is noticeable. Stout with character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpreo (1930) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Better than Black Lager. Not as good as Extra Stout, Foreign Extra Stout, or Draught. October 16th, 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (733) - CROATIA - AUG 31, 2014
Very dark brown color, average sized tan head. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of malt, chocolate, dark fruits, coffee. Medium sweet taste, traces of bitterness. Alcohol is slightly noticeable. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1256) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 Botella de 33 cl en el momento el 28-02-2015 en el kraken. Sabores y aromas de maltas tostadas con toques de caramelos también tostados y duces. Cuerpo medio con buena sensación alcohólica. Sabores mas menos intensos, algo secos y toscos. Baja 0.2 Botella de 33 cl de el c. Ingles, tomada en junio de 1999. fecha cons pref para antes 18-07-2000. lote 10. Cuerpo medio de 8 vol y buena sensación alcohólica. Color negro con espuma oscura. Aromas y sabores de maltas tostadas y quemadas con ligeros toques afrutados y dulces, acabando con un ligero amargor. Bastante buena. Después de tanto tiempo se merece repetirla cuanto antes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guiroul33 (179) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - AUG 28, 2014
Black color with tan foam. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, wood. Bitter coffee taste, soft carbonation, bitter finish. More complex and more "belgian" than the normal one. A very good stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (2620) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle shared w/ TIm. Black light brown lacing foam head. Nice stout aroma and taste, not too bitter though. (Efteling 201408)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neur0 (943) - GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
(Flasche) Es hat eine undurchsichtige schwarze Farbe und eine bräunliche Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist röstig, sirupartig, mit Blaubeere, etwas Rauch und fast ein klein bisschen Alkohol. Der Geschmack ist röstig, klein bisschen süß und rauchig im Abgang. Die einzige, kleine Bittere kommt durch das Röstmalz. Das Mundgefühl ist anfangs cremig, dann später ein bisschen adstringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2928) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2014
Strong Guinness made for the Belgian market under license of Anthony Martin. Black with a beige, dense head, dense aroma of roasted coffee beans, iron, dried fruits, molasses, pepper. Spicy ’drop’ taste with bitter chocolate and black coffee, uncompromizing roasted bitterness, thick and mouth-filling, assertive and even a bit salty, very dry with a long bitter finish, oily mouthfeel. Great stout indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cervmagpt (319) - PORTUGAL - AUG 18, 2014
Review based on BJCP2008 guidelines (style 13D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L4120. AROMA: sweet and vinous alcoholic like aroma with roasted and coffee notes. some dry grapes aromas. low non existent hop aromas. no diacetyl. APPEARANCE: deep brown color and opaque. nice large and moussy tanned head with good retention. TASTE: roasted grains dominate with some coffee and cacao notes. medium-high bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste with very low to none hop flavours. alcohol notes present with very low diacetyl. finishes somewhat dry. PALATE: médium body with a velvety like texture. some warming impression present. moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a nice export stout with very pronounced roasted flavour, velvety texture and a bit on the dry side.

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