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

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RATINGS: 669   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 (John) Martin.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1472) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2016
F: huge, brownish, stable. C: dark as a night, opaque. A: roasted malt, saltiness, hint of chocolate, dark fruits, toast, spicy, cocoa. T: malty, roasted malt, earthy, coffee, chocolate, light vanilla, dark fruits, liquorice, medium to full body, normal carbonation, yes also salty tones are there and no surprise there is 0,6 salt/100ml so in 0,5l can it´s 3g salt! But good balanced and tasty beer, enjoyed, 50cl can yes not only in bottle I checked it twice it´s this Belgian version, from Delhaize in Brussels.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (12002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2016
33cl wmbossed bottle. This is not great stuff, huge savory yeast character, un dried tomato, cape gooseberry, just flavors I don’t want in beer. Extreme yeast character.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (415) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Served from bottle into pint glass. Pours a 3" foamy tan head that drops very slowly with abundant lacing. Color is opaque black. Aroma of deeply roasted malt, coffee, and herbal hops. Mouthfeel is heavy and slightly astringent with a lingering finish. Flavors of dark roasted malt, smoked malt, peat, coffee, chocolate, with a lingering bitterness after the swallow. Another excellent offering from Guinness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTan (1880) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle. A- Dates, grapes, raisins, subtle red wine, chocolate, caramel. A- Black color, black liquid, light brown head. T- Roasty, subtle red wine, wood, dry cocoa, subtle smoke. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish. O- I really enjoyed this one. Had tons of those dark fruit notes on the nose that I tend to relate with in a foreign stout. Less of them on the palate as it was more of a woodsy charred taste. Glad I grabbed a bottle, tenfold better than regular Guinness. I love how the aroma and taste are like two different beers. The nose is filled with dark fruits and the taste is loaded with woodsy cocoa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (2052) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Louisville. Bottled as "Antwerpen Stout." Aroma: Moderate chocolate fudge; light dark berries; light chicory coffee; very light burning leaves. Appearance: Cola dark brown with a foamy tan head that settles into a solid cap. Flavor: Chicory and drier fudge up front; fruity aspects are very subdued; a good dose ashy bitterness towards the finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Definitely tick worthy, and interesting enough to separate itself from both adulterated stouts and the market stalwarts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5119) - Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2016
330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 9/8/2016. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toasted dark bread, molasses, raisin, fig, and date; with lighter notes of licorice, nuttiness, smoke, tobacco, wood, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, light-moderate fruity yeast, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toasted dark bread, molasses, raisin, fig, and date; with lighter notes of licorice, nuttiness, smoke, tobacco, wood, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal hop and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toasted dark bread, molasses, dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, light-moderate fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Lightly drying from hop/roast bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is an outstanding foreign stout! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, light-moderate fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Very rich and complex for the modest ABV as well. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6364) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Bottle: (as Antwerpen) Pours nearly black with a thick, chunky, dark tan head. Dark roasty chocolate, coffee aroma. Taste is slightly ashy bitter, coffee grounds and dark chocolate malt......some vanilla notes. Very good.....nicely full-bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zilverenmaan (92) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2016
Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and a little alcohol. Taste rich: burned malts: koffie, chocolate, vanilla, no trace of bitterness in aftertaste. Oily mouthfeel. Complexless but very smouth, nice stout.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1203) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Black in the glass with kind of a thin soapy head. Slightly spicy cocoa aroma with a hint of dried fruit. Dry dark chocolate flavor upfront with a hint of slightly burnt pie crust. There is an awesome aftertaste of chocolate banana that hits a bit after you swallow. Very nice! Overall, a solid brew!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2613) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a malty backbone. Taste is slightly boozy with a. Ice chocolate taste decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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