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

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RATINGS: 668   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (8616) - ITALY - OCT 25, 2016
bottle bb 20/11/17 scura discreta schiuma media persistenza caffe tosture liquirizia filo cioccolato amaro leggero alcolico amaro no n molto intenso discreta beva

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ardeo (291) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2016 Noire à mousse beige assez persistante et bulles moyennes. Nez au café bien sûr, au chocolat, biscuit, fruits noirs. Bouche au cacao, au café, des touches de réglisse et en finale une splendide amertume qui reste longtemps longtemps.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Aroma is quite pleasant. Appearance black with a nice head that affords lacing for most of the drink time. Taste is unique and very good, slightly dry, not sweet but not bitter at all. Could be a tad thicker but that is a personal preference. I could drink this one all day. My favorite offering from Guinness to date. I do wish it was a bit thicker but that is all it lacks in my opinion.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saltyseadog (60) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2016
12oz bottle from Windsor Hy-Vee in a Sam Smith pint glass. Surprising aromas of raisins, candied fruit, earth, old wood and vanilla. Pours a deep chocolately brown, less opaque than Guinness Draught, with a finger of dense foamy head. Generous carbonation visible percolating up from the bottom of the glass. Very slight lacing on the way down. Taste is malty and minerally up front transitioning gradually into an earthy/fruity finish. Not particularly roasty at all. Solidly medium bodied, buoyed up tremendously by extremely generous carbonation. Lightly sweet and lightly mouthcoating, but balance is very good, as expected from a Guinness brew. A novel twist on the Guinness formula, and a pleasure to drink. The flavor up front is so quick and intense I’m not sure what to make of it, but I’m sure having a lot of fun trying. The roastyness of Guinness Draught is gone, replaced by a very unique raisinyness that I find well balanced and enjoyable. Very happy so far with these new crafty brews Guinness has been cooking up. Slainte!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (906) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 22, 2016
Black pour but not completely; some light passes through. Tannish foam is sturdy and long lasting. Roasted malt, chocolate, and a milky smell. Roasty with dark chocolate bitterness, some sweet notes, a bit of a smokey character. Booze is noticeable. Fairly big bodied with mild carbonation. This bears similar qualities to the John Martin version and is quite enjoyable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreenCat (73) - SLOVENIA - OCT 16, 2016
0,33 l bottle. Pours dark brown with big thick lasting tan head. Aroma is caramel, roasted almost burnt malt, some coffee, chocolate and licorice. Flavor is dominated by roasty malt, espresso, caramel, maybe a hint of sourness. Taste is medium sweet, complemented by medium bitterness, creamy texture, average carbonation. Finish is long, light sweet and rather bitter. Alcohol is present, but not annoying, just enough for that warm feeling as you drink it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1813) - Penfield, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2016
NEW BEER, FIRST RATE.
CRED CHECK: http://i.imgur.com/9qpG2O7.png

Pours nearly black with a light tan head. Aroma of light cocoa, ash, some roast. Tobacco. Taste is dry with a sticky tobacco note. Cola qualities. Not bad, eh?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ectuohy27 (1089) - ESTONIA - OCT 14, 2016
Delicious, strong, though slightly watery for the level of alcohol (thanks Erica)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonBlok (401) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: dark with medium tan head. Aroma: dark malts, bread, cereal, milk and butterscotch. Taste: medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of dark malts, cereal, almonds and milk. A little metallic aftertaste. Palate: medium bodied, oily texture and medium lively carbonation.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
susonagger (200) - spain, - OCT 5, 2016
Con la riqueza que le aportan 250 años de historia, la Guinness es indisociable de Eire, excepto en esta versión también denominada GXS, y elaborada por Arthur Guinness exclusivamente para John Martin en el marco de su desarrollo en el continente europeo. Evidentemente, las particularidades del gusto son similares a las de su prima irlandesa tradicional, pero a un nivel mucho más denso, especialmente por su grado de alcohol del 8%, que hace explotar el sabor de la malta torrefactada y achicorada, sobre un amargor de madera ahumada y regaliz, dejando un retrogusto muy prolongado. Está casi desprovista de azúcares y por eso, tras una maduración de unas semanas, presenta virtudes nutritivas y naturales sanas para el organismo. ‘Guinness is good for you’, una verdad que goza de plena vigencia hoy más que nunca.


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