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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 718   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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4.1
Erasmus_ro (2905) - Alabama, USA - FEB 14, 2011
330ml bottle. Poured into a snifter. Color is black as night with about a third of the glass filled with fluffy beige foam that leaves lacing. Aroma is roasty with a lot of buttery smoke and a bit of peat. Taste is very much of roasted, almost burnt, malts, buttery smoke and coffee. Aftertaste is more of the roastedness with some coffee. Palate is nicely oily. Excellent alone as well, but also tried it with two different kinds of dark chocolate: One is 86% chocolate and it was a bit too dry and ashy with the not so sweet stout, while the other one was 70% chocolate with nougat-filling and was much better.

3.9
note666 (1297) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2011
2011 - 02 - 12 330ml bottle. black hazy colour. creamy white fading head. aroma is smoke, earthy, strawberry. taste is coffee, nuts, oily feel. nice surprise.

4.1
johnnnniee (4236) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Received in trade from brdc, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a solid dark brown with garnet highlights when held to the light. Fluffy mocha head persists for a while. Smells of dark dried fruits, Grainy malt and oats. Faint chocolate and roasted malts. Bit of a sour note on the nose as well. Taste is chocolate, dried dark fruits and a sour twang with a dry finish. Roast/chocolate fill the palate long after the liquid is swallowed. Mouthfeel is creamy very coating. Body is medium to thick. Carbonation is medium to high. Great export stout! This is the one that should be sold in the States, I’d buy it often if it were more available.

3.6
Meilby (11365) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours black with a huge creamy tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee and licorice. Taste is medium sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
mjs (7156) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2011
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at St Urho’s Pub) The beer poured black. Its head was qute large and light brown. Aroma had roastedness, chcolate and hint of yeast. Palate was full bodied and bit warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, liquorice, roastedness, hops, mildly yeast and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter. Sweetness a bit surprising but it fitted quite well.

3.8
deanso (10070) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - FEB 1, 2011
33cl bottle from Albert Heijn XL in the Hague Lots of foam. Good stout colour. Much better than normal Guinness, much more flavour

3.8
jaghana (6012) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 26, 2011
Bottle 33cl. A dark beer with medium head. Near to the Export Stout but more sweet and less astringent. Good malty notes, at the finish the roasted part not too heavy leading to a more caramel body. Slightly smoked the beer is very pleasant with bread and licorice notes.

3.9
RexTalionis (3722) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Poured black in colour with huge beige head. Aroma is roasted coffee and licorice. Flavour is roasted coffee and dark syrup.

3.8
kalervo (1041) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2011
Much better than ordinary Guinness Draught. Well balanced and interesting beer.

3.9
BeerBaboon (2083) - FINLAND - JAN 7, 2011
Erittäin tumma ja tässä vallitsevassa valossa mustalta näyttävä olut. Vaahtoa on omaan makuuni sopivasti, mutta se ei ole kovinkaan paksua ja kaikkoaa nopeasti. Pinnalle sentään jää pieni seksikäs kerros. Tuoksussa on soijaa, karamellia, paahtuneita maltaita ja tummaa hedelmäisyyttä. Maku on kahvinen, hieman suklainen, kuivahko ja katkera. Suutuntuma on mukavan paksu. Jopa yllättävän monimutkainen olut edellismaistelukertaan verrattuna. Tuolloin haistoin tässä mm. märkää koiraa.


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