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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (2302) - - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreenCat (33) - SLOVENIA - OCT 16, 2016
0,33 l bottle. Pours dark brown with big thick lasting tan head. Aroma is caramel, roasted almost burnt malt, some coffee, chocolate and licorice. Flavor is dominated by roasty malt, espresso, caramel, maybe a hint of sourness. Taste is medium sweet, complemented by medium bitterness, creamy texture, average carbonation. Finish is long, light sweet and rather bitter. Alcohol is present, but not annoying, just enough for that warm feeling as you drink it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ectuohy27 (1029) - ESTONIA - OCT 14, 2016
Delicious, strong, though slightly watery for the level of alcohol (thanks Erica)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonBlok (307) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: dark with medium tan head. Aroma: dark malts, bread, cereal, milk and butterscotch. Taste: medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of dark malts, cereal, almonds and milk. A little metallic aftertaste. Palate: medium bodied, oily texture and medium lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
susonagger (200) - spain, - OCT 5, 2016
Con la riqueza que le aportan 250 años de historia, la Guinness es indisociable de Eire, excepto en esta versión también denominada GXS, y elaborada por Arthur Guinness exclusivamente para John Martin en el marco de su desarrollo en el continente europeo. Evidentemente, las particularidades del gusto son similares a las de su prima irlandesa tradicional, pero a un nivel mucho más denso, especialmente por su grado de alcohol del 8%, que hace explotar el sabor de la malta torrefactada y achicorada, sobre un amargor de madera ahumada y regaliz, dejando un retrogusto muy prolongado. Está casi desprovista de azúcares y por eso, tras una maduración de unas semanas, presenta virtudes nutritivas y naturales sanas para el organismo. ‘Guinness is good for you’, una verdad que goza de plena vigencia hoy más que nunca.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carlorox (16) - siena, ITALY - SEP 29, 2016
Per me rimane la migliore guinness, retrogusto complesso e speziato, densa e corposa, amaro contenuto ed equilibrato... come si fa a sottovalutare una birra come questa?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (11220) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, oxidized notes, toffee and malt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with big alcohol warmth in the finish and soft carbonation. [23-08-2016]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kampfar (163) - Münster, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2016
From 0,33 L bottle, pours deep black with light-brown, stable head. Aroma is full of liquorice, roast malts, dark bread, hops are also slightly recognizable. Taste is heavy malty, toasted, slightly sweet, it gets bitter in the middle with time leading to a medium bitter, quite long malty-bitter finish. Creamy, thick mouthfeel, with soft carbonation and a medium to full body. I really like it, thats how a stout has to be in my opinion, malty, roasty with a good balance between sweetness and bitterness, It’s a bit thicker than the Guinness draught.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (7836) - 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 (249) - - 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 (264) - 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.

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