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

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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


Finwe's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finwe (420) - Grankulla, - FEB 4, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, some liquorice and toffee. Flavour has roasted malt and coffee along with some smoke. Slightly bitter finish.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (145) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2015
Aroma: Not really strong, licorice, dark fruit, roasted malts, chocolate, slight coffee. Appearance: Pitch black beer with a good lasting cream coloured head. Taste/Palate: Fresh, sweet and bitter. Everything stated in the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3984) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Drank it quite warm. A sweeter version of one of my favorite all-timers. Itís dark chocolate color, not as black, and more sugary. Some of the wheat/bread flavor is less pronounced. Lovely bitter finish. Highly drinkable and most enjoyable. Only criticism would be that itís perhaps too smooth, too easy.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Senka (923) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 8, 2015
FTA. 33cl. There is nothing special about it. If you really miss the UK stout, and are stuck on the island - get this. Like 10 years ago there were nothing similar available in Estonia for example. Now there are 100s of alternative stouts. And If I want dry stout, I will get myself something else.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cool_Bond (2039) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
Black malt and butter aroma. Taste of dark roasted coffee and a little caramel. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth for a long time. Okay but slightly bitter. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drmet (374) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2015
L: -pours a very dark brown with mahogany tinges and a big,frothy,beige head S: -grainy,lactose,vanilla,toffee T: -tof finish -almost a little tart F: -medium carbonation -medium body -alcohol well hidden O: Lacks in most categories

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
macio_men (124) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Konsumowane w Delirium Cafe w Brukseli z polecenia barmana. Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta, piana średnia. Nasycenie średnie. Aromat śliwek i rodzynek. W smaku śliwki i rodzynki, ale jakby w tle, nie biora gůry nad wytrawnym smakiem piwa. Rewelacja jak dla mnie.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1882) - ESTONIA - JUL 7, 2015
Black beer, medium tan head with lots of spotty lacing. Nose is sweet, like stale coffee with condensed milk plus roasty notes. Flavor is thick, almost chewy with sweet dried fruits, roast, coffee and bread. Some booze in the malty-roasty-bready finish along with fruity notes and some sourness. Interesting, does feel like a belgian taken on a Guinness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (760) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 29, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2015 Bottle from beerexpress in Tallinn. BB 27.08.16. Pours dark, probably near black, with a light beige head with excellent retention and rather thick lacing. The nose strikes at first as strangely nostalgic, like kama with kefir - not necessarily something I have fond memories of... Itís also very roasty, sourish, bready, thereís molasses, coffee and cocoa. Tastes really sweet initially - even sugary, but not too much, with a lot of roastiness and finishing bitterness. Kind of robust. No carbonation to talk about... or... thatís funny, as Iím almost halfway through, the carbonation has become very noticeable and even crisp - go figure. Thereís a somewhat irritatingly fizzy finishing mouthfeel. The hop (extract!) bitterness in the finish, together with the roastiness, make for a curious and somewhat unusual mix. Rather thin texture. Overall Iíd say this is a very interesting, kind of schizophrenic brew - I had it for the first time but I can see myself growing to like it. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bolian (72) - - JUN 21, 2015
Dark black with a thick creamy foam ,good retention. Leaves a thick and creamy mouth feel. Malt, bready, coffee, hazelnut, and dark sugar. English type stout not to be confused by the classic Guinness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caribou43 (84) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 20, 2015
It is a typical stout or we could say maybe a kind of porter. The taste is like a sweet coffee and caramel but there is a side bitter. It is a tasty beer even the fact that guinness is a multinational. The quality is average or more, hundred times better than a heineken.


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