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

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RATINGS: 545   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4697) - 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 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (1115) - NETHERLANDS - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lachneger (363) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2013
Donker rood kleurige bier. Helder. Crème kleurig schuim. Smaak zuur zoet laulierdrop. Smaak bouwt zich langzaam op. Bierproefavond 20-11-2013 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (8341) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2013
bottle, kindly donated by pivnizub. Black with a beige head. Malty ans sweet start, dryer towards the end. Raisins and dates detectable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3373) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Dark brown with a huge mostly lasting beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of cereals, roasted malt, caramel and light liquorice notes. Taste is also of cereals, moderate sweetness, roasted malt, liquorice, caramel and light alcohol in the finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Silky mouthfeel despite the warming. Quite different from the regular Guinness. Not a bad Foreign Stout, but not really complex.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MOLA_DK (287) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black with a thick creamy off White head. Roasted, yeasty aroma. Full body, roasty, low bitterness. Quite high carbonation for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4249) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a froth tan head. Aroma of spice, light , dark fruit and roast malt. Medium, smooth body, flavour is medium sweet, milk chocolate over the flavours of the aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2877) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at the Guinness Storehouse, coffee, gravy and faint winey nose, dry, bitter and very rich.


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