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


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RATINGS: 616   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (2119) - - AUG 4, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2013 0,30l fles, pikzwart met bruine schuimkraag. Aroma?s van gebrande mout leer en karnemelk. Smaak is vol romig bitterzoet met laurier. Zeker een lekker stout, al zijn er zeker betere op de markt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7452) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malt. The flavour is strong liqiourice bitter with a big alcoholic liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamilton_w (237) - - AUG 14, 2016
Light toffee aroma. Big tan head and black color. Light caramel sweet and sour and roasted bitter notes. Medium body, dry finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skarecrow (160) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2016
330ml bottle BB 14/7/2017 Aroma is sweet roasted malt. Poured black with ample tan head and good lacing. Good lingering bitterness with roasted malt finish and a slight metallic note. Not the same as Guinness on tap but still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (2386) - CROATIA - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml, courtesy and shared with JFK10000. Pours black, medium tan head. Roasted, burnt, malty, chocolate. Finishes bitter. Bit warming. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fraerm (3) - Misterbianco, ITALY - JUL 30, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2016 Bottle. Aroma: sweet cherry, liquorice, sweet. Beautiful looking beer in the glass, black, beautiful brown head. Taste: sweet but also hoppy, delicious, malty and wonderfully balanced, smoked. Best Guinness I have ever had

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DraftDodger (1038) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2016
Olhão 18/7 2016. 33 cl bottle from Oriente Modelo Supermarket. Yellow label with the characteristic harp. Declarations of "Genuine Quality" and "Special Export". Makes you wonder why beers with a high ABV is often "Export Beers"? Are the Brewers afraid that people at home will actually get drunk? So they have to send the strong beer out of the country. Pours opaque dark brown with light beige head. Head is kind of dense but settles as flimsy thin layer of foam. Moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet with chocolate, coffee, roasted dark malts and a whiff of alcohol. Some more subdued bitter notes. Soft carbonation and thick creamy palate. Flavor is intensly sweet and a bit sugary followed by light bitterness. A quite heavy fellow which would fit in nicely on a could day in December. A bit misplaced in Portugal in 30 degrees.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
labeerinthum (509) - Milano, ITALY - JUL 5, 2016
Bottiglia. Il gusto al naso ricorda orzo tostato e caffè. L’intensità olfattiva è elevata e la persistenza olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello è di schiuma compatta, cremosa, aderente ed ha una buona tenuta. Le bollicine sono medio-fini, con carbonazione media. Il colore è scuro impenetrabile, ma lascia intravedere il perlage costituito da bollicine fini con carbonazione persistente ed insistita. Il corpo è strutturato non pesante. Il dolce è medio e l’amaro è medio. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona e lunga. Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono di facile beva. Il finale è setoso, amarognolo, lungo, pulito e complesso. Il retrogusto è intenso. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di caramello, miele, cereali, caffè, pane tostato, resina, frutta secca, alcol presente non invadente.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozzatoadisback (77) - ITALY - JUL 1, 2016
Black colour, average head, slightly off-white, decent persistence, some lacing. Aroma has caramel malts, milk coffee and red fruits. Taste is on the sweet side with a slight hint of bitterness in the finish: buttery/milky sweetness, a light hint of roasted malts, slight red fruits, liquorice. Medium body, almost flat, decently creamy. Easy, and easily forgettable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gangstergafje (667) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
The beer looks perfect, like an example for every stout. The color of te beer is pitch black on the eye and a dark ruby red glow in the light. The beer is rather clear. On top of the beer there is a nice layer of rough almond colored foam. The smell of the beer is quite nice but a tiny bit mild. I smell some lovely biscuit-like malts, toasty and roasty. I love this roasted barley aroma. The beer has a little salty touch to it. The smell is that of the regular Guinness draught, with a bit more sweetness to it. The taste is nice. I taste some sweet fruity aromas and some nice roasted barley. The beer has a strong licorice taste. The roast flavor is a bit on the background in the taste. There is a nice savory touch to the beer. It is truly a lovely stout. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (858) - POLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się niewielka, beżowa piana, dość szybko redukuje się do firanki. Barwa ciemno brązowa z jaśniejszymi refleksami. Aromat średnio intensywny, przypomina kawę espresso z mlekiem, kawę latte i pianki marshmallow. W smaku półsłodkie, średnio wysycone, kawowe,karmelowe, delikatnie słodkie, bardzo gładkie. Goryczka lekko powyżej niskiej, palona, z popiołowym, tytoniowym afterteasem, dość rzadkie w odbiorze.
FES, który przypomina Milk Stouta w aromacie i Coffee Stouta w smaku :) Bardzo sesyjny pomimo wysokiego, nieźle ukrytego alkoholu.

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