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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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217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9%
Wants: 99
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-16-2013 03:30:47 | More by ChugMan
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New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 04:57:18 | More by Argion
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-31-2013 22:32:16 | More by Ciocanelu
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-30-2013 16:32:15 | More by unclekeith
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New York

3/5  rDev -28.9%

01-23-2013 13:57:00 | More by phishbone23
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-14-2013 04:35:54 | More by spycow
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-12-2013 13:40:58 | More by KLSKNick
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3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 06:16:08 | More by MattSweatshirt
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 00:03:58 | More by bluejacket74
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

10-09-2012 18:39:29 | More by Damburger
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

10-04-2012 21:12:42 | More by DrunkinDonutz
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-20-2012 20:26:51 | More by jmtpi
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

09-09-2012 08:59:28 | More by LiorS
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-03-2012 04:43:57 | More by caverog
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-23-2012 08:36:56 | More by allforbetterbeer
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 18:22:59 | More by IPA35
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-25-2012 15:24:52 | More by camreiff
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3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 09:23:02 | More by DARIVA
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

04-22-2012 15:06:14 | More by Metz
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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 18:05:00 | More by Aethien
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-25-2012 11:17:12 | More by Reagan1984
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-17-2012 19:55:23 | More by supermeniscus
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-17-2012 07:54:47 | More by ygtbsm94
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-21-2012 11:32:23 | More by Baldpacker
Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium) from Guinness Ltd.
94 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.