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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2009
bottle at Kulminator - Pours near black with a big tan head that laces nicely. The aroma is of roast malt and chocolate with a hint of coffee. It tastes of sweet roast malt with mild hops leading into a dry, hoppy, coffee accented finish. It looks great as a Guinness should and to me itís definitely better than the extra stout and draught.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3781) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 black coloured body with a creamy off white head a roasted malty aroma a roasted malty fruity sweet bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2009
A gift from Donfardz64! Cheers mate. Fluffy brown head that dissipates Intense chocolate malt with figs and dates. Some alcohol. Has a bready yeast on the nose, with slight vinous elements, coffee and licorice. Very fruity tastes (plum and prune) and quite strong alcohol. Nice middle bitterness. Begins fruity and candy sweet, middle is bitter with mild hops, finish is dry with hoppy notes and some bitterness. Would be an almost perfect beer if cigar and good friend were present.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHSRanders (2017) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle. Black colour with huge creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt. Heavy bitter flavor with notes of licorice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Parket (582) - Bruges, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2009
bottle, very dark brown colour, beige small head. I smell alcohol, dried plums, raisins. Taste:balanced bitter, sweet, dried fruit, alcohol, creamy, coffee,roasted malt. Iím not used to drink stouts but I really like this one!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8524) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 21, 2009
Black. Has a light-brown head, fully lasting. Aroma of sweet caramel. Good flavor, heavy bitter. Medium to full body, dry, creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Too big a difference between the sweet caramel aroma and the heavy bitter flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheeta (1181) - LangŚ, DENMARK - APR 15, 2009
Moderate malty aroma. Huge, creamy, light brown head. Excellent lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Black body. Moderate bitter and long finish duration. Light to medium palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2009
Bottle. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma: Roastiness, slight sourishness, cream, dried fruits, meat, coffee. Taste: Roastiness, sligthly sourish, coffee, dried fruits, sweetness, meat, a bit metallic, hop bitterness. This is what Guinness should taste like. I wish you could buy this one at systembolaget.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Demise (57) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 17, 2009
Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Coffee and roast malt aromas dominate, with caramel and dark chocolate notes and a hint of alcohol on the nose. Roasted malt and coffee flavours hit immediately, moving though to the sweeter characters of caramel, dark chocolate and an almost syrupy alcohol taste. The finish is very bitter, however, with burnt malt and a smokey finish giving the beer a real kick to end. Unfortunately, the aftertaste is a bit unpleasant, with the mix of alcohol and bitter malt leaving a syrupy-burnt flavour lingering for quite some time. A lot of flavour and a smooth texture make this stout very enjoyable and surprising, the aftertaste just leaves a bad impression.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (13079) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2009
Black with red-brown highlights, and a disappearing tan head. Delicious aroma of dark caramel, toffee, licorice, prunes and figs, with a vineous alcohol note, and a touch of diacetyl. The flavour has sweet notes of toffee and dried fruits, some roasted malt and a solid hop bitterness. The alcohol is there, but not quite annoying.


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