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Brewed by St. Jamesís Gate (Diageo)
Style: Foreign Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2010
aroma of roast chocolate and metal cocoa tin .. big ole head, lacing is 2 thumbs up .. . dark brown black .. hmm, this is way to easy to drink, and the masking of the 8% is ridiculous, i could drink 10 in a row in half an hour, but when i got up to go to the bathroom, out like a light .. nice stuff, could be a touch thicker and abit more involved but very happy to try it.. red light district, here i cum!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (5341) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2010
dark bread,smoke, yoghurt,black, light brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5027) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2011
bottle@friendís house: I donít like Guinness Draught but this one is not only much better but kind of nice actually, it has a nice black colour with a really thick and creamy head, it is much more balanced & tastier than Guinness Draught and in many ways is a completely different beer actually, roasted part has been smoothed out, coffee flavours are actually agreeable now, there is some dark syrup, bread and liquorice taste in there as well, the creamy & bready taste is up font and is complimented by the syrup and liquorice and the coffee taste of which only a smidgeon can be found here, bitter beginning, smoother ending, nice macro stout

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle thanks to drabmuh. Served in a Bruery tulip. Pours with a thin tan head and a nearly-black body. There are some light spots of lacing around the sides and bubbles on top. The nose is light roast and a surprising amount of caramel and, especially, toffee character. Thereís some light candy and brown sugar as well. The taste brings a good dose of toffee along with some light roasted character and some super mild espresso following through after that. Medium body with moderate carbonation. The finish is fairly smooth and slightly dry. This is nice and easy to drink. The finish seems to dry out even more as I get through the bottle. Pretty good stuff. Thanks again, Matt. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-16-2010

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (3568) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2011
Hmm, I almost rated this one too low, because I compared it to the draught Guinness, rather than judging it in its own right. But letís see.. Nice dark brown colour with an creamy, tan head. Aroma close to draught Guinness, but not exactly the same. Coffee, Chicory, nuts, more of an alcohol twang. Flavour too, perhaps a bit more body. Roasted malts, chicory coffee, milk chocolate and hazelnut. Not quite as creamy as the draught Guinness, and maybe a bit light compared to other stouts, but nice in its own right. (From 33cL bottle)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle. Very dark with a thin layer of foam. Aromas of caramel and rolled oats. Some ash and creamyness as well. Taste is somewhat bitter. Some caramel and toasted barley. Body is very creamy. Fairly long bitter aftertaste. Much better than the standard version here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maledictum (699) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUL 9, 2011
Bottled 33cl. It pours a black beer with a beautiful big light brown head. Strong flavours of tar and black chocolate. Extremly smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Some alcohol presence. Roasted malt taste. Black chocolate, roasted finish. A good foreign stout with plenty of character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1532) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 (Bottled) Nothing too different about this to the other GF/Stout in recipe -other than more booze . When ive sampled the other Guinness exports (dublin,nigeria) im struck by the difference in quality to the usual soulless draught guinness on reflection . Iím also left happy enough ,as its a pretty sippable and easy texture on offer ,its oily roasty richness is freindly -united with an 8% that is warming . This rests black with a beige ring that dies soon...oaky ,rich roasty ,buttery nose . rich notes linger -suggesting dark fruit (raisins) winey and oily , a dry roast finish gives a dark chocolate bitterness .
A nice robust Guinnes equivalent -with decent complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
makromaniak (141) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2013
Burned malts, sugar, licorice very light acidic and a hint of chocolate. Not enough character and unbalanced sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (765) - Genova, ITALY - JUN 20, 2013
Bottiglia 33cl. Nera con schiuma marroncina fine e persistente. Buon corpo, cioccolato e tostato. Buon prodotto ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iFox


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