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


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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Demise (57) - Wellington, - MAR 17, 2009
Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Coffee and roast malt aromas dominate, with caramel and dark chocolate notes and a hint of alcohol on the nose. Roasted malt and coffee flavours hit immediately, moving though to the sweeter characters of caramel, dark chocolate and an almost syrupy alcohol taste. The finish is very bitter, however, with burnt malt and a smokey finish giving the beer a real kick to end. Unfortunately, the aftertaste is a bit unpleasant, with the mix of alcohol and bitter malt leaving a syrupy-burnt flavour lingering for quite some time. A lot of flavour and a smooth texture make this stout very enjoyable and surprising, the aftertaste just leaves a bad impression.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (16051) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2017
330mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted bready malt and a little roast. Flavour is along the same lines, followed by bready malt, English malt and and light sweetness. Nothing very deep and with a rather light palate. It’s okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luttonm (5438) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. As Antwerpen stout. Creamy soft lace, dark brown stout body. Bitter grain, bitter chocolate and coffee nose. Deep rich body with some odd sour edges. Dusty yeast character. Deep bitter grain, reduced stout syrup. Odd bitter depths. Chicory, bitter greens. Oddly thin, vegetal. Some bright yeast character undermined by heavy bitterness. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (9925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2017
[email protected], Copenhagen - Black pour with beige head. Sweet chocolate malty, some caramel notes, light toasted malty nuances, some dark dried fruit, nice smooth mouthfeel, easy drinking for the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GhostS (192) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 16, 2017
Aroma - coffee with a bit of alcohol, some warm chocolate, a bit of burn with some sourness, a bit of sweetness in the background. Taste - slightly sweetened diluted coffee, chocolate with milk and a bit of burn (roasted/burnt malt) in the background, quite a bit sweet and soured, a bit bitter and spicy in the final.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
YantarCoast (1148) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 13, 2017
330ml bottle from the Old Fishing Shack Pub in Paphos. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is vanilla, sweet caramel, slight roastiness. Taste is milk chocolate, light coffee notes, raisins. Creamy mouthfeel. Better than the usual Guinness for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesper86 (88) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2017 The Export version is better than the regular. More body. Some sweetness, but nicely dry without being bone dry. Charcoal, caramel, raisins, figs. Nice carbonisation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abirres (109) - Salamanca, SPAIN - FEB 5, 2017
Negra opaca con corona de espuma color beige de buena retención, cierto encaje. En nariz aparecen notas a maltas tostadas, cacao y fenólica a clavo de olor. En boca, medio cuerpo y un carbónico ajustado, predomina más los sabores especiados que a maltas tostadas, ligeras notas a regaliz y chocolate negro en el retrogusto. Una stout fermentada con levadura belga, muy fenólico cargadita de alcohol y seca, para animar el trago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (1265) - Mons, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2017
Robe brune dense, mousse crémeuse beige. Nez élégant où l’on retrouve à la fois des notes de malt torréfié, de café noir, de chocolat, de caramel sur une note lactée, pointe d’épices douces. Bouche à l’attaque à la fois tendue et concentrée, bulle acidulée, de la fraîcheur malgré la torréfaction, longue finale sur l’amer du chocolat et du café. Un Stout très digeste et complexe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnTheTrail (433) - Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle, as Antwerpen. Pours black With large light beige head and lasting lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, woodsy. Taste is slightly sweet, dark fruit, raisin, hint of bitter tartness. Mouthful is heavy, smooth, carbonated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
mikske79 (1632) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JAN 25, 2017
Een geur van drop. Pikzwarte kleur. De smaak is zoals drop, absoluut mijn ding niet. Geen aanrader.

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