Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium) - Guinness Ltd.
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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.
01-09-2013 06:16:08 | More by MattSweatshirt
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.
12-21-2012 00:03:58 | More by bluejacket74
4/5 rDev -5.2%
Poured into a 33cl La Trappe but Duvel style glass.
An almost black but dark brownish beer with an off-white head with good retention.
Strong stout aroma's in this one: roast, liquorice, dark chocolate and dark fruity sweetness.
Tastes of dark fruits followed by roastiness. Quite a good hop bitterness in here as well. I also get liquorice and other typical stout flavours. A bit complex and hard to describe prehaps but nicely drinkable and certainly very full flavoured.
A thick and creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
Overal a good stout and the only stout sold at most supermarket chains in my country so that's a plus.
05-08-2012 18:22:59 | More by IPA35
3.58/5 rDev -15.2%
A: Nice deep black beer with a beautiful head.
S: The smell of fudge, the smell has a tasty sweet smell.
T: The tastes of licorice, chocolate and caramel.
M: Good carbonation and a reasonable foam feel.
O: Good drinkable beer with a normal aftertaste.
04-25-2012 09:23:02 | More by DARIVA
4.3/5 rDev +1.9%
Pours black with a small brown head, just as a stout should look.
Smell: Chocolate, caramel, malts, coffee and a little raisin. Quite sweet smelling.
Taste & mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy with chocolate, malt and caramel goodness, a little sweet but not too sweet. It finishes dry and with a coffee or cocoa bitter and some roasted malts in the flavour. There are some notes of booziness and raisins throughout that tie it all together.
Overall: This is simply a very good stout, it is as a stout should be. It's not shocking or special or strange but it sets the bar for all other stouts.
04-18-2012 18:05:00 | More by Aethien
4.35/5 rDev +3.1%
Bought in the Netherlands, poured from a bottle of 300 ml. Colour is a very dark brown, almost black if not against light. Pours a thick beige head, which is leaving heavy lacing around the glass as it goes down. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. The taste follows the aroma, bitter chocolate with a sweet finish. Tick in body with average carbonation. The high ABV is there but it goes unnoticeable until you think about it. Overall a great dark beer!
02-08-2012 21:24:42 | More by Douberd
Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium) from Guinness Ltd.
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