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

bottled
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RATINGS: 597   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Special version of bottled Guinness for Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Brewed in Ireland for Anthony Martin.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (9015) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2006
(bottle) Very dark brown colour with a fluffy and stable brown head. Dusty and dry roasted malt aroma with cacao and notes of coffee. Sweetbitter flavour, dry-ish roastmalty taste with caramel and a touch of raisins, dry finish with a nice roasted bitterness and well-integrated warming alcoholic note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2006
Bottle at the White Horse, Parsons Green, August 2005. Very dark brown, almost black. Distinctly fruity on the nose, with the emphasis on dried fruit - raisins and sultanas. More fruit, with touches of burnt malt and soft chocolate on the palate. A found it a bit sweet and short of bitterness, which detracted from the mouthfeel somewhat. Some woody edges. Nice enough. I just wish the old bottle conditioned Guinees that used to be made for the UK market was still available.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 12, 2007
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle, 8%. Liquorice aroma. Black colour. Big, semi-stable brown head. Good and flavourful. Roasted flavour with a hint of malt bitterness. Nice liquorice and coffee notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
Deep black beer with a thick tan head. Aroma is a bit earthy with some soft molasses and an unusual carbonic aroma, that I tend to associate with homebrewing. Strong roasty aroma but there is also a metallic character that is quite distracting. Flavour is quite coffeeish with heavy roasted barley and a long lingering earthy bitterness. It’s quite simple really, sort of an intro Imperial stout rather than a foreign stout as listed. Nowhere near as good as the Nigerian version.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - NOV 30, 2007
Bottiglia da 33cl comprata da Squillari senza troppe aspettative, sia per il produttore sia per l’importatore; la verso ed è scurissima con schiuma beige pieno mica chiara pure éla. Aroma non molto pronunciato ma gradevole con una punta d’alcool che invece è perfettamente occultato nel sapore, pieno caffè e nocciola con qualche nota anche di frutti rossi tutto sommato abbastanza dolce e carezzevole. Corpo per niente acquoso; molto molto molto meglio delle aspettative.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4189) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
Guinness Special Export 8 % Belgian version. Bottle. [Great two day tasting session @ Papsoe] Average beige creamy head that mostly lasted. Dark mahogany color. Fair display of lacework. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, light alcoholic sniff, toasted malt. Over the palate burned malt, bitter coffee, hint of dried fruit. Quit full bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry texture. Moderated bitter and sweet flavor. Bitter coffee and dark chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 27, 2008
Bottle, from Noel Cuveliers, Abele. Tons of airy tan head on an iron black pour. Nose is grilled steak, a steak rubbed with black pepper and coffee. Some popcorn, raisins. Soft roast, buttered rum, salty finish. Fairly light body but with an interesting oily touch. Pretty nice FES.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2008
Jet black with a beige rocky head. Strong roasted aroma. Bitter coffee flavour, fruity and dry, with a mildly unpleasant light tartness. I expected a lot from this beer, and although its a pretty decent stout, I am a little disappointed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HermanW (1056) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2009
0,33 liter fles. Heerlijke guinness. Zoals ik me hem herinner. Heel veel smaak en dan aan het eind erg veel bitter.


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