mansquito (6888) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2017 Theydon_Bois (20605) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle: pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate and molasses and some stuff like that. Taste is sweet and somewhat bitter. Chewy body. jonno (2911) - JAPAN - NOV 14, 2017
I've been singing with my band
Across the wire, across the land
I seen every blue-eyed floozy on the way
But their beauty and their style
Went kind of smooth after a while
Take me to them lardy ladies every time
Oh won't you take me home tonight
Oh down beside your red firelight?
Oh and you give it all you got
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rocking world go round
Fat bottomed girls
You make the rocking world go round BeerRenter76 (1034) - Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2017
Standard black body, the tan head is thin leaving some spotty lace. Aroma is of of licorice, malts, hints of chocolate and smoke. Flavor is about the same with the chocolate coming out a bit more along with hints of alcohol and an earthy finish. jofuss (1) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - OCT 27, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 Excellent malt/ brown sugar overtones and higher alcohol content. Really enjoyed it ronaldtheriot (1993) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 26, 2017
Guinness Special Export (Antwerpen) has a thin, beige head, a very dark brown appearance, and minimal glass lacing. Aroma is strong, with licorice, dark brown bread crust, black strap molasses, dark-brown sugar, black cherries, and some char & peat. Taste is similar, with sweet & rich notes predominating. Mouthfeel is heavy, and Guinness Special Export finishes sweet & somewhat lingering. Outstanding stuff! RJT
Johnstledger8 (1322) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 17, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2017 Bottle - As Antwerpen Stout. Pours an opaque dark brown with a fading beige foamy head. Aroma is of treacle, dark fruits, raisins, figs, caramel, dark chocolate. Taste is of treacle, molasses, toffee, dark fruits, chocolate. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. DavidSvinth (264) - DENMARK - OCT 5, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2017 Første øl i genren:
Mørkebrun og med lyst brunt skum.
Næsen giver ikke så meget - lidt ristet malt.
Fuld krop. God balance. Masser af ristet malt, bitterhed.
BillWyce (1104) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Bottle labelled as "Antwerpen Stout". Pours opaque cola brown-to-black, with a 3-finger tan head that was tight and creamy. Mild aroma, with notes of roasted malt and chocolate. Body is full,with a bit of oil to it. Dry finish. Chocolate flavor mixed with roasted malt. A touch of smokiness at the back. flying_pig (1646) - SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2017
330ml bottle from Tesco, Fermanagh (£1.68):Olo13 (288) - POLAND - SEP 13, 2017
This one was a very nice beer from Guinness & easily one of the best, if not the very best, that I've tried from the brewery so far. There was a lot more complexity to the beer than anticipated with it coming through quite rich & sweet, plenty of chocolate & darker fruits featuring alongside some nice coffee & roasted flavours. It was a balanced & smooth offering that went down much easier than I thought it would & it's definitely a beer that I'll be on the look out for again.
Lekko palone, wytrawne, dość mocno alkoholowe, jak na takie piwo. Szału to nie ma