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

bottled
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RATINGS: 737   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnygm (55) - Santiago, - MAR 12, 2013
Similar to the traditional Guinness, but this belgian variety lacks body. Aroma is nice. Bread, cereal and toast. Color is very dark with a good head. On palate, bitterness dominates, but here is where it becomes different. It felt watery and weak. The only distinguishable hints were toast, a little coffee and lots of hops. I’ve tried Guinness before and I love it, but this particular variety lacks the features that make this beer so distinguishable.


3.6
mansquito (6914) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2017
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.

3.8
jonno (2917) - 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 Come on [Chorus: Queen] 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

3.6
BeerRenter76 (1037) - 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.

4
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

4.8
ronaldtheriot (1995) - 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

3.7
Johnstledger8 (1329) - 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.

3.7
DavidSvinth (273) - 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. Behagelig afrunding.

3.7
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.

4.3
flying_pig (1648) - SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2017
330ml bottle from Tesco, Fermanagh (£1.68):
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.

3.2
Olo13 (288) - POLAND - SEP 13, 2017
Lekko palone, wytrawne, dość mocno alkoholowe, jak na takie piwo. Szału to nie ma


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