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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 718   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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4.5
Syfher (413) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle of 75 cl, in a Guinness pint. How can a beer be such good ? We’re in front of a porter beer who got a nice, strong aroma and taste of coffee and chocolate taste, with a deep dark colour. Full sticky palate. Superbe dark brown head Try it, love it ! Go get it !

4.5
beern (93) - Alabama, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Pours dark black, amber, very slightly translucent with a huge, pillowy, tan head and an aroma of mild cinnamon, brown sugar, coffee and malt. Tastes of silky smooth malt with an ever so slight hop, anisette finish with very well hidden alcohol. It’s very smooth and warming. Ireland!

4.5
appiantiqua (181) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 17, 2017
Dégustée dans un verre Mille et une bières. Température de début 9 à 10°. Superbe robe opaque de couleur ébène surmontée d’une mousse crème à grosses bulles et plutôt persistante; bonne carbonatation. Nez très plaisant et subtil mêlant les arômes de torréfaction et les senteurs fruitées et houblonnées. Le goût est riche et complexe: café, fruits noirs dans un équilibre idéal; en deuxième bouche d’autres saveurs de chocolat se révèlent discrètement et une agréable amertume se profile. La finale est longue, légèrement astringente et sans la moindre lourdeur. Délicieuse comme un Irish blues de Rory Gallagher!

4.5
Kittenbieer (181) - LYON, FRANCE - JUN 17, 2017
Dégustée dans un verre Mille et une bières,belle robe brune opaque surmontée d’une mousse de couleur crème assez persistante avec une bonne carbonatation.Le nez nous offre des arômes de chocolat,fruits noirs avec des notes vineuses.La bouche nous amène sur des saveurs à l’image du nez avec un agréable velouté mêlé à une fine amertume qui se prolonge en finale nous laissant sur une sensation de légèreté et de complexité.Un ensemble très harmonieux nous donnant envie d’y retourner!

4.4
Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2012
Strong abundant aroma has licorice, chocolate and french roast coffee. Elegant black with creamy expresso head medium lenght. Taste is dryer and has more hoppiness than aroma. Roasting is more evident and stronger also. lots of nuances. Full bodied, roasted dry and bitter, low carbonation. Overall a well-made beautiful stout.

4.4
JoeCarty (2) - - JUL 6, 2013 does not count
Much darker and thicker than other types of Guiness, so much so the head is a light brown colour. Liquorice flavour, strong and slightly bitter on the palate, bit of an acquired taste but to me it’s the best version of Guinness

4.4
edsspoon (894) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle - once I opened it it started frothing over so I poured it quickly which caused the head to erupt and fill up my glass (and overflow). Opaque black with a very big light brown foamy head, which eventually subsides into a medium sized head which lasts throughout with good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, toffee and light butterscotch with some hints of dark fruit. Taste begins with some warming and burnt flavours, followed by a strong bitterness, toffee, chocolate, some vanilla and some butterscotch. A very long bitter finish, medium sweetness. Heavy body, low carbonation, quite sticky. I thoroughly recommend this, it is an absolutely beautiful beer.

4.4
peponi (1842) - Hannover, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2015
Aroma: roasted smoked notes, coffee, dried fruits. Appearance: dark color, nice creamy head. Taste: acid and smoked, roasted dark malts, dried fruits, bitter chocolate, coffee, semi-dry, bonfire. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, ashy rosted finish. Overall: Really good stuff, nice smoked notes and deep compex taste.

4.4
Gangstergafje (1100) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
The beer looks perfect, like an example for every stout. The color of te beer is pitch black on the eye and a dark ruby red glow in the light. The beer is rather clear. On top of the beer there is a nice layer of rough almond colored foam. The smell of the beer is quite nice but a tiny bit mild. I smell some lovely biscuit-like malts, toasty and roasty. I love this roasted barley aroma. The beer has a little salty touch to it. The smell is that of the regular Guinness draught, with a bit more sweetness to it. The taste is nice. I taste some sweet fruity aromas and some nice roasted barley. The beer has a strong licorice taste. The roast flavor is a bit on the background in the taste. There is a nice savory touch to the beer. It is truly a lovely stout. Great.

4.4
carlorox (19) - siena, ITALY - SEP 29, 2016
Per me rimane la migliore guinness, retrogusto complesso e speziato, densa e corposa, amaro contenuto ed equilibrato... come si fa a sottovalutare una birra come questa?


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