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

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RATINGS: 660   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle at Café ’t Pleintje in Hengelo, Netherlands. The pour yields an extremely dark mahogany body with a massive, lasting head of spongy, light brown froth. Patches of spotty, splotchy lacing mark the glass. The aroma shows a deep and swirling meld of dark, earthy malts, big on toasted caramel, stewed figs, and raisins, with a bit of smoky molasses as well. Earthy hop notes lend a semblance of balance. Flavors are similar, again based in dark, fruity malt, most notable caramel, fig, raisin, and a hint of dark cherry. There is a touch of coffee roast, and again some mild, earthen hop bitterness. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation, the palate sports ample weight and considerable silkiness up front, finishing just a touch on the chalky side. There are definitely some Baltic Porter and some Belgian influences. Simply put, this destroys regular Guinness. Very good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (5790) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2009
(bottle) pours a pitch black colour with a frothy tanned head, good lacing. aroma of dark toasted malts and caramelized figs, with a hint of herbal hops and some smoke. flavour is the same, also lightly smokey, with some powdered sugar and a long grainy roasted-bitter finish. medium to strong-bodied, smooth carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixos (154) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 9, 2009
The stronger version of the original Guinness, but much more well balanced with stronger aroma, full body and fantastic taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16033) - DENMARK - SEP 1, 2009
33cl bottle. Black body with medium size brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and a little fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1364) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Apperance; black with a huge brown head. Aroma; Choccolate, coffee, licorice but also sweet and fruity sence. Flavor; Chocolate and licorise at first with a dark fruity ending. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano (1986) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2009
Black with light brown head. Aroma of coffee, caramel and some liqourice. Flavor is toffee, caramel, brighter tobacco & cherry. A very good foreign stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2963) - Odense SV, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle. Black body, with a large brown head. Aroma is hops, liquorice, dark fruit, and tar. Flavor is roasted malt, hops, liquorice and chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2009
Tasting at DØE-meeting, Aarhus Syd, DK. Bottled, 150709. Black with beige head. Aroma of coffee and dried fruit, Flavor is roasted malt with fruity notes

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2009
aroma of coffee, dark dried fruit, and alcohol. A big, chewy beer. Roasty up front, then coffee, chocolate, plum skins. Nicely balanced finish, wth lingering earthy hop and roast flavours - very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 2, 2009
Poured deepdeepdeep ruby-near black with a huge, superb and foamy, lacing beige head. Roasted grains, coffee, chocolate and cocoa, some vanilla in the nose, light dried fruits perfume. Strong personality in the flavor with tons of roasted grains, nice coffee with toffee and cocoa beans, moderated vanilla, dark chocolate,. Well balanced hop in the finish with a liqueric coffe aftertaste.


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