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Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium) - Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium)Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium)

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

223 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 223
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9%
Wants: 106
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 06-28-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-10-2013 20:24:26 | More by mick_cooper
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-04-2013 21:30:11 | More by WOLFGANG
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-03-2013 13:41:40 | More by jimbuck
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-24-2013 19:36:36 | More by bonbini26
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-26-2013 21:46:09 | More by Slatetank
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BlackSpark

Portugal

3/5  rDev -28.9%

05-25-2013 23:09:06 | More by BlackSpark
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-24-2013 22:04:34 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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mmmbirra

Italy

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%

Nice lookin beer. Pitch black with a tan head that sticks around.
Understated aroma. Nice and chocolaty, with considerable sweetness, and maybe some figs, but not too pronounced.
It's full flavored, and full-bodied. Lots of chocolate and sweetness, with a nice roasted touch to it that could be, and for me should be, a larger part of the flavor profile. A little bitterness from the roast, and probably a little more from the hops, though I wasn't able to perceive any hop flavor in this one.
Full, rich mouthfeel. Not too thin for the style, not too big, just right.
A good big stout, though I wish there was some kind of slight hop flavor there, and I'm not one who generally likes super-hopped stouts.

04-27-2013 21:11:30 | More by mmmbirra
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jandadeboer

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-25-2013 20:02:14 | More by jandadeboer
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safaricook

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-23-2013 21:17:56 | More by safaricook
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ChugMan

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-16-2013 03:30:47 | More by ChugMan
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DmanGTR

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-06-2013 20:49:50 | More by DmanGTR
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Argion

New York

4.7/5  rDev +11.4%

I had a chance to try this beer again while in Greece. The Foreign Extra Stout has become my favorite Guinness in the US so I wanted to have another taste of this guy to see who would win out. I would say no doubt that this is my favorite Guinness stout and rates high overall on the stouts I like. Even though not classified an Imperial stout, the alcohol content is high. It lacks the bitterness of a regular Guinness; it is almost sweet. Pours a dark black colour with no head. I don't know if it is served on tap anywhere but I would like to try it if it is.

02-02-2013 04:57:18 | More by Argion
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Romania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Alaska

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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New York

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Belgium

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -11.6%

Bottle dated 30-09-13

Poured into a big wine glass. Fairly dark but the black body gives way to brown highlights. The head is thick and fluffy with bigger bubbles interspersed on top. Settles down fairly quickly but sticks around well.

Dark fruit and roast dominate the smell on this at first but there is some dark chocolate fudginess as well that comes out making this really inviting.

The taste is of dark fruit, a little roast and chocolate.

Smooth although fairly fizzy with a medium body.

Not super flavorful but very nice.

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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

330 ml bottle, 24-11-13 00:49 printed on back label. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head. Head retention is decent, and there's a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, licorice, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and some caramel. I think the taste is mostly like the aroma, but there's the addition of some burnt/charred malt. It starts off bitter, but gets sweeter as the beer warms up more. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. The 8% ABV is well hidden in this brew. I think it's a good overall brew, I liked it.

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Netherlands

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France

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium) from Guinness Ltd.
94 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.