Brewed by St. James’s 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Demise (57) - Wellington, - MAR 17, 2009
Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Coffee and roast malt aromas dominate, with caramel and dark chocolate notes and a hint of alcohol on the nose. Roasted malt and coffee flavours hit immediately, moving though to the sweeter characters of caramel, dark chocolate and an almost syrupy alcohol taste. The finish is very bitter, however, with burnt malt and a smokey finish giving the beer a real kick to end. Unfortunately, the aftertaste is a bit unpleasant, with the mix of alcohol and bitter malt leaving a syrupy-burnt flavour lingering for quite some time. A lot of flavour and a smooth texture make this stout very enjoyable and surprising, the aftertaste just leaves a bad impression.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (576) - Valby, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2015
33 cl, flaske, 8.0 % ABV, BB 18/06/16, købt i African House i Abel Cathrinesgade 3 på Vesterbro i København, 23. marts 2015.Sort olie-Porter, omend tyndere konsistens, under ophældning. Skumtoppen er ganske stor og brun/moccafarvet, 5 cm. Fine bobler, som svinder til et fint skumlandskab og ned til 1-2 cm tykkelse. I det hele taget en fin åbning.Aromaen er i starten lidt svag og mest præget af ristet malt. Senere er den mere præget af kaffe, frugt og ubehagelig syre. Frugtaromaen som både er sød og syrlig kan godt være jordbær, og der er er oveni noter af metal. Smagen indledes let syrlig og frugtrig, og ellers er indtrykket bittert og præget af en brændt smag af de ristede malte. En let sødme, en medium bitterhed og som nævnt en let syrlighed.Øllets krop er mellem fyldig med en medium karbonering. Konsistensen er olieret.God og tydelig Porter og klart den bedste Guiness-variant, jeg har smagt. Ganske velsmagende og fin at drikke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp15092001 (47) - - MAR 20, 2015
Uhm den smager godt. Det starter med en suveræn stout-duft. Lækkert. Smagen som vi kender Guinness. Nice. Måske lige en anelse for sød/tyk for min smag. Skyldes nok det er Belgian version!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alomtnez (102) - SPAIN - MAR 18, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2015 Bottle. Big brownish head very persistent. Very dark brown, black in fact. Aroma is dark fruits, prune and caramel. Flavor is roasted and burnt malts, cocoa, plum, liquorice, burnt sugar with some alcohol presence. Long aftertSte. A very good foreign stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RuneStumo (2294) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2015
18.03.2015. 0,33l Bottle. From Copenhagen. Black colour with off-white head. Aroma is fruity and kind of winey. Dark malts with a sour fresh fruity mouthfeel. Body is pretty rich with both malts and alcohol. There is also some bitterness at the back to balance. Surprisingly good!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omega (777) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 10, 2015
BIt of sweetness on the nose, but a far superior version of Guinness (at least compared to what we see).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (412) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle, pours black with a tan head. Nose: chocolate, dark fruit, caramelTaste: chocolate, roast, caramel, liquorice. Miedium-high sweet, medium bitterness, full body,creamy texture, soft carbonation. Long bittersweet chocolate finish. Lovely stout, which is a bit like a belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (3748) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with creamy, stable light tan head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, and chocolate, with touches of coffee. Bitterish, roasty onset, complemented by sweet notes of chocolate and caramel malt. Touches of coffee beans. Roasty aftertaste with sweetish hints. Discreet but warming alcohol presence. Well-balanced and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (194) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Aroma and taste mainly roasted malts, quite unlike the draught Guinness and in the general direction of Belgian ales. Full body, lasting malty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (4730) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
Smooth malty, sticky beginning. The beer is malty-roasty. Intense with hints of sourness. The aftertaste is stick and bitter, nice round, intense, great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kleurplaatje (74) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2015 Sweet, creamy brew with a bitter touch. Taste lingers long. Bit milky, some roasty touches. Beautiful creamy mouthfeel. Good one. Much, much softer than the usual Guinness.

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