Guinness Special Export (Belgian version)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Special version of bottled Guinness for Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Brewed in Ireland for Anthony (John) Martin.

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LazyPyro (1677) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2017
330ml bottle as Antwerpen Stout. Pours black with a large beige head. Aroma of dried fruits, liquorice, roasted malts, oak, hint of chocolate. Taste of dried fruits, liqourice, roasted malts, chocolate, sweet and fruity with a roasty bitterness, hint of oak throughout. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Nice, probably the best beer I've had from Guinness actually.

elbernays (1702) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 2, 2017
Sample at brewers Gate project. Burnt Toast, roast Malta, coffee. Pretty smooth with burnt toast finish.

budedou (1062) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - DEC 1, 2017
Plutôt pas mal pour une Guinness. Assez longue en bouche, bien équilibré. Une bonne surprise

Nikokaoja (405) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - NOV 25, 2017
25. 11. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. Aroma, well known stoutish style. Deep dark reddish colour, almost black. Fine beige head with small bubbles. Taste is roasted, almost caramely sweetness a bit held back by small amount of hops, I guess? Not so coffee like as the canned version of Guinness. Med bodied with creamy texture and, lively carb and a hint of biter finish. Aftertaste is sweetish/bitterish, nice and prolonged but not to aggressive. A job very well done I'd say.

mansquito (6971) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2017
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle: pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate and molasses and some stuff like that. Taste is sweet and somewhat bitter. Chewy body.

jonno (2980) - JAPAN - NOV 14, 2017
I've been singing with my band
Across the wire, across the land
I seen every blue-eyed floozy on the way
But their beauty and their style
Went kind of smooth after a while
Take me to them lardy ladies every time
Come on

[Chorus: Queen]
Oh won't you take me home tonight
Oh down beside your red firelight?
Oh and you give it all you got
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rocking world go round
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rocking world go round

BeerRenter76 (1043) - Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Standard black body, the tan head is thin leaving some spotty lace. Aroma is of of licorice, malts, hints of chocolate and smoke. Flavor is about the same with the chocolate coming out a bit more along with hints of alcohol and an earthy finish.

jofuss (1) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 Excellent malt/ brown sugar overtones and higher alcohol content. Really enjoyed it

ronaldtheriot (2008) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 26, 2017
Guinness Special Export (Antwerpen) has a thin, beige head, a very dark brown appearance, and minimal glass lacing. Aroma is strong, with licorice, dark brown bread crust, black strap molasses, dark-brown sugar, black cherries, and some char & peat. Taste is similar, with sweet & rich notes predominating. Mouthfeel is heavy, and Guinness Special Export finishes sweet & somewhat lingering. Outstanding stuff! RJT

Johnstledger8 (1353) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 17, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2017 Bottle - As Antwerpen Stout. Pours an opaque dark brown with a fading beige foamy head. Aroma is of treacle, dark fruits, raisins, figs, caramel, dark chocolate. Taste is of treacle, molasses, toffee, dark fruits, chocolate. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

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