Guinness Special Export Stout / Antwerpen Stout | Guinness Ltd.

Guinness Special Export Stout / Antwerpen StoutGuinness Special Export Stout / Antwerpen Stout
BA SCORE
87.1%
Liked This Beer
4.12 w/ 458 ratings
Guinness Special Export Stout / Antwerpen StoutGuinness Special Export Stout / Antwerpen Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This 8% abv stout has long been a secret pleasure among beer connoisseurs and indeed our Brewers, who value the mouth watering intensity of its roasted malt, smoked wood and dark chocolate notes, not to mention it's excellent and seemingly endless finish. Since 1944 we have been exclusively exporting this same special stout from Ireland into Belgium through the vibrant port of Antwerp. This is the first time we're making it available for general release in America.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 06-28-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,066
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
458
Liked:
399
Avg:
4.12/5
pDev:
9.71%
Alströms:
4.16
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
83
Trade:
1
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Photo of ZEB89
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.15/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a very dark brown with mahogany tinges and a big,frothy,beige head
S:
-grainy,lactose,vanilla,toffee
T:
-toffee,coffee,chocolate,caramel,plums,raisins
-toasty finish
-almost a little tart
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol well hidden
O:
Lacks in most categories

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Photo of thampel09
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaymo18
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Naz0
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Olegophren
4.93/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of misternebbie
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of louisbr
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StJamesGate
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Vertical tasting w/ 2014, 2013, and 2010 expiry dated bottles; ratings are averaged.
2014: Garnet black with webby tendrils of tan.
Metallic and lean nose with slight raisin.
Giant treacle body with some coffee grounds and dried cranberry.
Pure Baker’s chocolate end and drying vinous linger.
Medium to full, dry, and chewy.

Much tinnier and port-like than I’d expect - raisiny yet dry. No sweetness to help you swallow it. Mighty but easy.

2013: Bigger vinous nose, great webbing, and a much fuller and silkier body. Big chocolate thread; reminiscent of Polish rum-raisin bon-bons. So much to dig into; almost not the same beer.

2010: Tobacco nose comes out now, there are more oxidized sherry notes, and it’s starting to get too fizzy. Past its peak, but still has an incredible long, layered sultana finish.

Overall all a very different creature from Foreign Export - goes for tart over sweet, dark fruit over coffee. Should be laid down and then tasted like port. Worthwhile.

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Photo of DiUr
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xhuang61
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDell
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

19.11.15

Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium)
Foreign / Export Stout – 8% - 330ml Bottle – Best Before 30.01.2017

Appearance: Completely black. 1 finger tan head. Beautiful lace work.

Aroma: Milky coffee, alcohol and roasted malts on the nose.

Taste: Coffee and dark chocolate followed by hops and a little warming alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and velvety. Heavy in body. Leaves the palate a little oily.

Overall: Very enjoyable big stout with lots of flavour. Far superior to any other Guinness I've ever tried before and very reasonably priced considering the quality (2.80 a bottle in Switzerland). 8.5 / 10

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Photo of shigg85
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luklaer
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pedraza
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Sinthoras
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Srecko
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of lmaduells
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of torriman
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of JackieKu
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle. Best before 2017-03-02.

A: Opaque black. Poured 3 fingers high of head.
S: Raspberry. Moderate roasted aroma. Some chocolate and nuts.
T: Moderate roasted flavor. Raspberry. Slightly chocolate. Mildly sweetness. Moderate bitterness.
M: Medium high body. High carbonation.
O: Flavorful and balanced. Not too thick or sweet.

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Guinness Special Export Stout / Antwerpen Stout from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 87.1% out of 100 with 458 ratings
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