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

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RATINGS: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 40   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.


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3.3
   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gangstergafje (594) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
The beer looks perfect, like an example for every stout. The color of te beer is pitch black on the eye and a dark ruby red glow in the light. The beer is rather clear. On top of the beer there is a nice layer of rough almond colored foam. The smell of the beer is quite nice but a tiny bit mild. I smell some lovely biscuit-like malts, toasty and roasty. I love this roasted barley aroma. The beer has a little salty touch to it. The smell is that of the regular Guinness draught, with a bit more sweetness to it. The taste is nice. I taste some sweet fruity aromas and some nice roasted barley. The beer has a strong licorice taste. The roast flavor is a bit on the background in the taste. There is a nice savory touch to the beer. It is truly a lovely stout. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (752) - POLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się niewielka, beżowa piana, dość szybko redukuje się do firanki. Barwa ciemno brązowa z jaśniejszymi refleksami. Aromat średnio intensywny, przypomina kawę espresso z mlekiem, kawę latte i pianki marshmallow. W smaku půłsłodkie, średnio wysycone, kawowe,karmelowe, delikatnie słodkie, bardzo gładkie. Goryczka lekko powyżej niskiej, palona, z popiołowym, tytoniowym afterteasem, dość rzadkie w odbiorze.
FES, ktůry przypomina Milk Stouta w aromacie i Coffee Stouta w smaku :) Bardzo sesyjny pomimo wysokiego, nieźle ukrytego alkoholu.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
L_Lovecraft (161) - - MAY 24, 2016
Roasted malts, coffee, dark brown/black, medium body, law carbonation, dried fruits, roasted malts, body is not full enough for me and there is too much alcohol in evidence...good but practically a Guinness too strong and not elegant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierridder_S (622) - BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2016
21/05/2016 - 33cl bottle @ a party @ former Jeugdhuis ít Stadt, Welden. Black colour with nice light tanned head. Nose is roasted mals, some caramel. Taste is grains, coffee, some mocha, some caramel. Thin mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1569) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 19, 2016
butelka, warka do 08.07.16. piwo jest faktycznie ladne, super piana (bez zadnego widgetu), dosc szybko opada, ale super zostaje na szkle. Aromaty to najpierw kawa zbozowa, pozniej ciemne owoce swieze (wisnie) i suszone tez, chleb, palonosc, w tle jakby przyprawowosc, czekolada ciut. w ustach anlaogia do powyzszych, kwaskowate, slodkawe (nieco karmelowo), ciut alkoholu, srednio- wysycone. srednio- ciala. posmaki kawowe. to jednak nie legenda - guinness na benelux robiony jest lepsiejszy i tyle...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (518) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2016
Stout pour with large lasting head. A: buttermilk, licorice note, sweet dark malts, vanilla, wood note. T: smokey note kicks in from offset. Bit oily mouthfeel. Nice and long development which starts with the sweetness from the malts, moves towards vanilla, smokey bacon, back to malts with fruity touch, mostly banana. Finish is bitter, rye, tar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (1745) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle. Aroma: burnt barley, popcorn, coffee. Taste: prunes, roasted, dried fruits, a bit smoked, wine, warming.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
schavuitje (46) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2016
donkere espresso met schuimkraagje niks mis mee.aroma geroosterd vol moutig zachte hop bitter zelfde in de mondsmaak met licht rookaroma aangenaam ook in de afdronk warm van fenol en co2

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZodiacM (721) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
Uit de fles geschonken. Mooi zwart bier met cremekleurige schuimkraag. Aroma van geroosterde mout, caramel en chocola. Smaak is vol en diep, zoet-bitter, met een redelijke carbonatie. Smaken die nasr boven komen zijn geroosterde mout, caramel, noten en chocola. De afdronk is prettig zoet-bitter. Eťn van de beste Guinness stouts naar mijn bescheiden mening. Heerlijk!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salwal (303) - GERMANY - MAR 13, 2016
From the bottle poured into nosing glass, pours pitch black with thick beige head. Nose is intense roasted malts, some smoke and alcohol there too paired with some liquorice. Taste is roasty alcoholic, some roasted nuts. Residual alcohol is long lasting...


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