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


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RATINGS: 538   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10571) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle at home, thanks to an IP trade with Dennis, 02/02/13. Light black/dark mahogony brown in the light with a thin tan head that dissipates and retains as a thin film and edgeing. Nose carries roast malt, cardboard, mineral tones, metallic notes, dark toffee, hint of coffee. Taste comprises roast malts, cardboard/paper, hint of chocolate, mineral tones. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation - too much so, dry finish. Better than standard Guinness but still nothing special!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (177) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Aroma and taste mainly roasted malts, quite unlike the draught Guinness and in the general direction of Belgian ales. Full body, lasting malty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (4438) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
Smooth malty, sticky beginning. The beer is malty-roasty. Intense with hints of sourness. The aftertaste is stick and bitter, nice round, intense, great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kleurplaatje (72) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2015 Sweet, creamy brew with a bitter touch. Taste lingers long. Bit milky, some roasty touches. Beautiful creamy mouthfeel. Good one. Much, much softer than the usual Guinness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CharlieFields (8) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 29, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 Bottle from El Corte Inglés (Barcelona, Spain). Appearance: Deep black color. Hazy body. Low carbonation. Medium, creamy, thick, pale brown and lingering head. Aroma: Roasted sweet malts. Earthy hops. Taste: Lightly sweet. Palate: Full and creamy body. Lightly alcoholic. Roasted and sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omanson (34) - - JAN 27, 2015
Superbe stout, Sombre, charbonneuse, touche de café grillé, amère sans l’être trop , finale mi longue, amère et maltée.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mackeon (79) - - JAN 27, 2015
Sort of an improved version of the regular St. James’s Gate brew. Darker, sweeter and stronger, it’s really a much nicer beer. Guinness with some Belgian fine-tuning, for which we should be thankful to the people at Athony Martin’s. And that label is a design classic, of course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (482) - - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle from archer road beer stop, sheffield. Dark opaque red with nice tan head. Quite fruity with dry malty finish. A bit sour and nicely dry and bitter, has the Guinness character. Full bodied. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Icedwarf (496) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
Zwart bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is rokerig en bitter gelijk een gewone Guinness, echter deze is wat zachter en minder scherp dus nog beter. Uitstekend bier. Etiket is gewijzigd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Butters (3895) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2015
33cl bottle in Granada just outside of Alhambra. Inky black pour with fair ring of off-white head. Sweet molasses and sarsaparilla with raisin and toffee notes. Some lacto-ish sweetness on the finish. Damn tasty. Especially after drinking pale lagers everywhere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (398) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
Jet black with a thin beige head. Well carbonated and the taste is strong in coffee. Much more bold in taste than the commonly available Guinness counterpart.

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