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

bottled
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available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 753   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
Tmrobotix (47) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2011
Aroma: Loads of coffee, hint of chocolate, very roasty, maybe a bit smokey, albeit very faint. Lovely! Appearance: Pitch black, bit of co2 in the head, when fully poured big head which dissapeaars quickly. Quite bitter, with sweet notes. Lovely tastes, bitter-sweet roasty, fantastic but quite on the bitter side! Full body with tingling of the fizzly carbonation. Quite oily, finish is reasonable long, not to long not shortly. Roasted taste stays long though. Overal, one of the more serious stouts. Quite bitter and serious roasted, Nothing like the regular Guinness. Very good beer, very good stout.

4.2
Briangates (5) - Morden, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2011 does not count
For some fascinating additional information on Guinness Special Export see ’Special Guinness and Malaysian Chops’ Go to www.Zythumanthology.co.uk and click on the image...

3.8
wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Tasted in June 2011 from a 330mL bottle sent to me as an extra in a trade. Pours opaque black with a thick tan head that leaves spotty lace after a slow recession, leaving a bit of residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is molasses, burnt brown sugar, raisin, fig, prune, and fruity yeast. The flavor is molasses with burnt brown sugar, dried fruits, and lightly bitter dark chocolate and coffee. The body is medium with full, creamy carbonation, and a long lightly bitter, fruity, and roasted coffee finish.

4.1
Palme (4857) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2013 0.33l bottle from CrackedKettle. This one pours pretty darn close to a black body with a nice light creamy strongly tanned head. Aroma is quite sweet with some roasted malts, vanilla-chocolate, some thin coffee and lots of caramel! Not your average Guinness this no... It has a really creamy and oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation and it’s medium to full-bodied. Good roasted flavors, lots of that sweet caramel, a really different and exciting flavor that I have a hard time figuring out what is. Almost like its some flowers mixed with dry cardboard (in a good way) I know I have tasted this is another stout, but just cant figure out what it is (reminds me a bit of Midtfyns Stout). Really smooth and it finishes off light warming and it ends with a long lasting coffee and slightly sweet chocolate aftertaste. Soooo much better than the dry nitro stout. 8-4-8-4-17

Shared 0.33l bottle @ Hotel room in Amsterdam with Inbreak. Pre borefts breakfast. Lovely looking massive and Lingering creamy brown head that’s leaving some egregious lacings down the glass as it slowly fades. Smells of both chocolate and light burned malts. A faint creamy lactic acidity is also noted here, but I like this aroma. It’s thick and really oily in the mouth but it lacks some carbonation. What’s there is almost completely gone as the head has settled. Creamy nesquick, lots of chocolate and roasted notes. So much better than the thin regulare version. Solid! 27.09.2013

4
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2011
Bottled 0.33L. Soft malty nose with some hints of mocca. Large creamy brownish head. Dark black reddish colour. Malty and roasty slightly bitter taste. Not very sour. At the en hoppy bitterness. A velvety fullfilled fine stout.

3.8
MMR (832) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2011
Pours a nice black glass with brown foam. The heavy taste of coffee and bitter black chocolate in combination with the 8% make this a very strong and very tasteful beer. Has a nice bitter aftertaste,

3.7
LoFi (1763) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle. Black with a large, creamy light brown head. Aroma: roasted, milk chocolate, some kind of candy. Taste: licorice, chocolate, candy, pretty sweet, roasted, burnt sugar/caramel. Medium-bodied, medium high carbonation, quite smooth. Pretty nice, but for some reason I get a bit tired of it towards the end of the bottle.

3.7
Rasmus40 (22134) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2011
Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 090711

3.4
Benzai (16923) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2011
Maybe it’s an insult to guinness lovers, but I liked this beer a lot better than the original. The alcoholpercentage and carbonation give this beer a good body. Taste is ok, smell and appearance not bad.

3.7
tiong (7745) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle from Alko. Originally rated on 27.2.2010. Tasty, well balanced stout. Slightly sweet and slick mouthfeel. Nice roasty finish.


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