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


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RATINGS: 622   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1617) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 29, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2015 Bottle from beerexpress in Tallinn. BB 27.08.16. Pours dark, probably near black, with a light beige head with excellent retention and rather thick lacing. The nose strikes at first as strangely nostalgic, like kama with kefir - not necessarily something I have fond memories of... It’s also very roasty, sourish, bready, there’s molasses, coffee and cocoa. Tastes really sweet initially - even sugary, but not too much, with a lot of roastiness and finishing bitterness. Kind of robust. No carbonation to talk about... or... that’s funny, as I’m almost halfway through, the carbonation has become very noticeable and even crisp - go figure. There’s a somewhat irritatingly fizzy finishing mouthfeel. The hop (extract!) bitterness in the finish, together with the roastiness, make for a curious and somewhat unusual mix. Rather thin texture. Overall I’d say this is a very interesting, kind of schizophrenic brew - I had it for the first time but I can see myself growing to like it. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bolian (172) - - JUN 21, 2015
Dark black with a thick creamy foam ,good retention. Leaves a thick and creamy mouth feel. Malt, bready, coffee, hazelnut, and dark sugar. English type stout not to be confused by the classic Guinness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caribou43 (641) - Chavannes-prčs-Renens, SWITZERLAND - JUN 20, 2015
It is a typical stout or we could say maybe a kind of porter. The taste is like a sweet coffee and caramel but there is a side bitter. It is a tasty beer even the fact that guinness is a multinational. The quality is average or more, hundred times better than a heineken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1914) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Típico color casi negro y la típica también espuma densa y manchada. En aroma hay bastantes cosas, predominando los tonos de malta tostada, café y chocolate. En boca es lo mismo, pero rodeado de un buen amargor. También hay tonos dulces, aunque por encima de todo la rica malta tostada. Bastante más cuerpo que la normal, lo que la hace mucho más sabrosa y disfrutable, aunque menos bebible. Su otro logro es que el alcohol queda bastante bien escondido

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thirstyrabbit (1749) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle. Dark body, medium beige head. Aroma has rich roast with hints of high roast coffee. Sweet yet also a bit astringent roast in taste. Sweet cream coffee flavour with side tastes of dry cocoa powder and licorice. Resembles some Imperial Stouts but the body is not heavy and oily - it’s drinkable like a beer should be. Good one. In my world, people would boycott the regular watery Guinness Draught and demand it to be replaced with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6402) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2015
330ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Huge size, thick and creamy tan head, stays. Roast, caramel, sweet, tiny bit of molasses in aroma. Nice roasted malts, candy caramel, sweet in taste. Long lasting sweet, almost ashy, roasted malts in aftertaste. Roast bitterness on tongue. Nice brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (3174) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2015
800th rating and one if the last missing styles in my list. Black color with big tan head. Roasted malts, a bit metallic (not irritating though), some fruitiness, can?t quite tell which one. Taste is roasted malts, some fruits again, burnt. Some chocolate. Dry finish. Low carbonation, feels a bit buttery. Full-bodied and dry at the same time. This has much more flavour than the classic Guinness, but the drinkability suffers a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3134) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2015
0,33L bottle (from beerExpress, Tallinn). Pours dark brown-black with light brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is salty, metallic, roast, malt. Flavor is sweet, bitter, roast, metallic, buttery, with licorice and burnt notes. Finish is roast-malt bitter and has some alcohol. Overall: solid brew. A lot better than the regular Guinness we get here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Guinness as it should be. Rich chocolate, dark roast, bitter... Slight copper very nice ones

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (2369) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle back at the room. I love that Belgium has it’s own Guinness. Must be the only European foreign export. Pours Black with a Beige head. Advanced charred malty sweetness on the nose. Lots of roasted malt character but with fruity sweetness and a hit of booze. Chocolatey charred bitterness. There’s a lot going on. I’m a big fan of the non-traditional Guinnesses. This is probably my favourite.

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