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


on tap

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RATINGS: 644   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Special version of bottled Guinness for Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Brewed in Ireland for Anthony (John) Martin.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17593) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle at home, thanks to an IP trade with Dennis, 02/02/13. Light black/dark mahogony brown in the light with a thin tan head that dissipates and retains as a thin film and edgeing. Nose carries roast malt, cardboard, mineral tones, metallic notes, dark toffee, hint of coffee. Taste comprises roast malts, cardboard/paper, hint of chocolate, mineral tones. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation - too much so, dry finish. Better than standard Guinness but still nothing special!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmctaster (81) - Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Black with a quickly dissipating khaki head. Aroma is dark fruits and chocolate malts. Taste is roasted malts and sweet figs. Guinness stout with belgium sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (5940) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Aroma is dark malts, dark fruit/raisins and liquor. The flavor is dark fruit/mild raisins, malts/dark malts and a liquor/mildly sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5678) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2016
11.2 ounce bottle. Label reads "Antwerpen Stout". Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and a bit of smoke. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10419) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Decent roasty stout, though I don’t know what this does to earn a top 50 spot. Dark roast, bitter hops and light cocoa/caramel. Medium dry smooth body and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (13178) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle - Sweet, dark and fruity malts. Raisin and plum. Jet black brown with a rich light brown head. Dark rich and sweet malts like the nose. Dark breads, fig and a sweet and light bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1248) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2016
F: huge, brownish, stable. C: dark as a night, opaque. A: roasted malt, saltiness, hint of chocolate, dark fruits, toast, spicy, cocoa. T: malty, roasted malt, earthy, coffee, chocolate, light vanilla, dark fruits, liquorice, medium to full body, normal carbonation, yes also salty tones are there and no surprise there is 0,6 salt/100ml so in 0,5l can it´s 3g salt! But good balanced and tasty beer, enjoyed, 50cl can yes not only in bottle I checked it twice it´s this Belgian version, from Delhaize in Brussels.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (11608) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2016
33cl wmbossed bottle. This is not great stuff, huge savory yeast character, un dried tomato, cape gooseberry, just flavors I don’t want in beer. Extreme yeast character.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (409) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Served from bottle into pint glass. Pours a 3" foamy tan head that drops very slowly with abundant lacing. Color is opaque black. Aroma of deeply roasted malt, coffee, and herbal hops. Mouthfeel is heavy and slightly astringent with a lingering finish. Flavors of dark roasted malt, smoked malt, peat, coffee, chocolate, with a lingering bitterness after the swallow. Another excellent offering from Guinness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTan (1802) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle. A- Dates, grapes, raisins, subtle red wine, chocolate, caramel. A- Black color, black liquid, light brown head. T- Roasty, subtle red wine, wood, dry cocoa, subtle smoke. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish. O- I really enjoyed this one. Had tons of those dark fruit notes on the nose that I tend to relate with in a foreign stout. Less of them on the palate as it was more of a woodsy charred taste. Glad I grabbed a bottle, tenfold better than regular Guinness. I love how the aroma and taste are like two different beers. The nose is filled with dark fruits and the taste is loaded with woodsy cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (2019) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Louisville. Bottled as "Antwerpen Stout." Aroma: Moderate chocolate fudge; light dark berries; light chicory coffee; very light burning leaves. Appearance: Cola dark brown with a foamy tan head that settles into a solid cap. Flavor: Chicory and drier fudge up front; fruity aspects are very subdued; a good dose ashy bitterness towards the finish. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Definitely tick worthy, and interesting enough to separate itself from both adulterated stouts and the market stalwarts.

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