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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
93
outstanding

229 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 108
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

MattSweatshirt, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

bluejacket74, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of Damburger
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Damburger, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of DrunkinDonutz
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

DrunkinDonutz, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of jmtpi
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

jmtpi, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of LiorS
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

LiorS, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of caverog
4/5  rDev -4.8%

caverog, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of allforbetterbeer
4/5  rDev -4.8%

allforbetterbeer, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of IPA35
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

IPA35, May 08, 2012
Photo of camreiff
4/5  rDev -4.8%

camreiff, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of DARIVA
3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

DARIVA, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of Metz
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Metz, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Aethien
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

300ml bottle.
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.

Aethien, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Reagan1984
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Reagan1984, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of supermeniscus
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

supermeniscus, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

ygtbsm94, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of Baldpacker
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Baldpacker, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Douberd
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Douberd, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of hunnybunny
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

hunnybunny, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev -4.8%

samEBC, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev -4.8%

whartontallboy, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of plusorminus
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

plusorminus, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of carloskleber
5/5  rDev +19%

carloskleber, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Paisan
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Paisan, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of Mar02x
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A super dark red beer with a good beige head, that unfortunately retracts to a small layer.

S - Coffee and dark chocolate. There is also some strange scent prickling my nose which I cannot bring home.

T - Again coffee and chocolate - a nice dry bitter beer.

M - Medium carbonation and a medium dry finish and thickness.

O - A good stout totally nothing wrong here.

Mar02x, Dec 19, 2011
Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium) from Guinness Ltd.
93 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.