Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout
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Style:
Stout - Foreign / Export
Ranked #14
ABV:
6%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,154
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 8.21%
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
487
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Notes: Guinness history changed forever in 1817. In that year Benjamin Guinness—Arthur’s son—brewed our first beer with a new roasted grain called black patent malt. His stout recipe laid the foundation for how we would brew for the next 200 years.

The same year Benjamin brewed his lovely dark beer, we shipped the first barrels of Guinness to America. To this day, America’s favorite stouts are still brewed at St. James’s Gate. Based on the Guinness brewing logs of 1817, Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout seeks to bring to life the same dark ruby red color and complex flavor of Benjamin’s beer from 200 years ago. Rich and full-bodied with notes of caramel, toffee and sweet chocolate. Smooth-drinking with just the right amount of bitterness. Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout carries on the legacy of 1817 and looks forward to our next 200 years in America.
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TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well worth the try.
Maybe it was my pour, but out of the bottle it seemed to have a thin head.
Much more intense flavors as compared with the usual Guinness.

May 22, 2020
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Specialmick from Connecticut

3.21/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Look...ink black with a thin brown head
Smell...sour , bitter, choc, malt,
Taste...def don't like as much as the previous two export stouts from Guinness 200th 12 pack...bitter, roast, sour.
Feel....Thin but the usual Guinness thin. Small amount of lacing
Overall... good but nothing spectacular. Not outstanding in my book

May 14, 2020
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Gobearswalter34 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with a thin, mocha head.
Sweet chocolate malt, toffee, vanilla, roasted almond, marshmallows in the nose, I hope it tastes as good as it smells!
Wonderful taste! English malts abound. Bakers chocolate, slight coffee, bitter hop, Carmel and toffee.
Smooth, thin mouthfeel.

Apr 24, 2020
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle - poured into a nonic pint at 45°F.

Pours a thin black hue, with the faintest highlight of cola brown if you really make an effort to see it. A fairly vigorous pour yields two fingets of creamy dark tan head that recedes fairly quickly, leaving a few long wisps of lacing. Some slow, visible effervescence.

Nose: Right off the bat, this is clearly much fuller and more potent than Guinness Draught or Extra. A ton of signature Black Patent malt semi-sweet chocolate notes and a little bit of roast, but even more prominent is the rich, sweet caramel note. There's a noticeable English yeast dark fruit note that reminds me a bit of barleywine. A kiss of brown sugar, treacle, and a whisper of earthy English hops, and you have a simple, straightforward, pleasant dry Irish stout aroma. Much more character than your everyday Guinness.

Palate: Immediately milk chocolate and caramel lend a percieved sweetness which is then completely obliterated by the gentle roast of the malt, which lends a massively nutty, malty...maltiness. This is chocolate malted milk balls. There's a hint of that classic tinny dry Irish stout thing, and a perceptible hop presence that lends some earthiness, some spiciness, but hardly any bitterness. The finish is clean, minimally roasty with just a slight bitter kiss, malty, nutty, and lingers with chocolate, melted milk, and a hint of English hops.

Mouthfeel/Body: At 6% ABV, the beer isn't heavy, but it has a surprising malty fullness to it when compared to other Guinness offerings. Medium-light in body, moderately effervescence, incredibly crisp, clean, and very minimal sticky sweetness. Fairly dry finish.

Overall: This is really an incredible dry Irish stout, and it's a shame that the everyday Guinness offerings aren't thos fantastic. I find Guinness Draught to be malt flavoured water, and Extra to be malt flavoured water with some more malt. This is entirely different, and even manages to blow the true craft iterations of dry stouts out of the water. This is everything you would expect out of the style, with a fullness of flavour and incredible drinkability. I could keep this stocked full time. Really great.

Mar 26, 2020
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Kenny_Gage2 from Missouri

4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle: Pours an Extra Dark Chocolate color, not quite black, but dark. A creamy tan colored 2 finger head that faded away, and left a decent amount of lacing. A first smell and taste detect a hint of coffee, malt a smoky/roasted/ sweet chocolate profile followed by a hint of fruit. The taste is well balanced; Not too alcohol forward; Malty, chocolaty and roasted to create the perfect amount of bitterness. Given it's medium to light mouth feel, Full body flavor, easy drinkability, low abv (compared to other similar offerings) and balanced flavor, it's not a surprise that this brew from Guinness has lasted 200 years. Some things are just timeless and best enjoyed in original form, and this beer is one of them. If you aren't a big fan of Guinness, and Stouts or if you just haven't had the opportunity to give this one a try, I highly recommend you do, you won't regret it.

Mar 22, 2020
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MNAle from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid aroma of dark fruits, molasses, a bit of sweet caramel. The roastedness of the malts is subdued.

Gorgeous Guinness look: deep black body below a tall, thick and creamy head that lasts, leaving behind ample strings of lacing and a rocky, bubbly surface.

Good flavor, and as with the aroma, the dark fruits and sweet molasses is first in line, but the roasted malts are not too far behind. The initial taste is smooth, giving way to mild bitterness in the middle, finish, and aftertaste. Despite starting out a bit sweet, it has dried out a bit by the finish, but even so, the finish is on the sweet side. The fruit, molasses, and moderate sweetness is a good change from the traditional Guinness dryness.

Mouth feel is smooth with a moderate-to-thin body.

Overall, a very good variation on the classic Guinness stouts.

Mar 20, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking this at home out of a bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appears dark brown, with a tan head that lasted throughout the beer.
Smells malty, chocolatey, caramel.
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall, thank you Guinness for 200 years of great beer.

Mar 19, 2020
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours dark brown with a brown head. Head retention is good.

Smell: There are aromas of roast, chocolate, and caramel. It is somewhat sweet in the nose as well.

Taste: It has flavors of roast, caramel, and chocolate. There is a bit of sweetness to it which gives it a bittersweet impression. There is a touch of vanilla as well.

Feel: It has a medium body and a creamy texture.

Overall, a smooth easy drinking stout with plenty of dark malt flavors.

Feb 22, 2020
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Trailboss76 from Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a fairly dark, cola-like color with a fabulous tan, frothy head. Gives off a little coffee, maybe a bit of chocolate, another somewhat sweet-ish facet sort of caramel-ish... kind of reminds me of a Rolo. Do you remember those?? While the flavor profile is pleasant enough, it's a decided drop off from the look and smell of the beer. I suppose it's stout-like enough, but I do find it a little tinny overall and it thins out at the finish. That said, it's a nice offering overall.

Feb 13, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from Total Wine Uptown. Pours out near black, foamy beige head subsides. Aroma is light, sweet roast. Taste adds chocolate, cola notes. Not as stunning as their regular foreign release, but a sweeter take on their normal brew.

Feb 04, 2020
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defunksta from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark, nearly jet black color with nearly no head, but it appears light tan. SRM of 23-24. (3.25)

Aroma: Strong aromas. Dark patent malt, cream, and smoke.. Some oatmeal and lactose cream reminds me of an Oatmeal Stout (Stockyard). But there's a strong smokey note. Some bitter cream on the end. As the beer warms some dark toffee with traces of cocoa/caramel can be extracted. (3.75)

Flavor: Flavor follows the nose with dark patent malt mostly. Then some smokiness, tar, rubber, and smokey tobacco rolling paper. Some smokey and lactose bitterness finishes it off. (3.50)

Feel: Medium-bodied. Low-carbonation. Flat and watery. Like skim milk. Some lactose/smokey astringency on the palate. (3.00)

Compared to Guinness Extra Stout 4/17/20: Pours a similar color, but with a darker tan head. Stronger aromas. More patent malt, tobacco, tobacco, and roast. Less smooth chocolate. A more bitter finish, but a similar body.

Overall: Maybe I should give this beer a higher rating. The dark patent malt is generic and in the right setting can be quite nice. I think if you go into this beer expecting chocolate and coffee sweet stout flavors, you will be dissapointed. However, the subtle patent malts and smokiness can be quite pleasant. It could work on the body though, b/c it is completely flat and for Guinness that is unusual. It reminds me of Trader Joe's Black Toad, but more astringent and dry. (Final Rating: 3.60, but I don't know if it describes this accurately.)

Jan 18, 2020
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Maltyhead from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

All I can say is WOW. This is a great beer. It’s difficult to find anything wrong with it. Extremely smooth from start to finish. One of my favorite beers.

Dec 15, 2019
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Tantonys from Maine

5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A really, really good beer!
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Nov 28, 2019
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from tfontana, thanks for the opportunity!
Solid dark brown in color with a good sized long lasting beige head that persists and laces the glass all the way down. Earthy roast light caramel and faint cocoa with some light pitted fruit. Pretty nice beer, easy to quaff but flavorful.

Nov 23, 2019
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patre_tim from Thailand

3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black with an amber tinge and a finger of fluffy beige head.

Smells of chocolate, malt, and black licorice.

Tastes follows the nose.

Medium, fluffy body with light and foamy carbonation.

I got this in Sacramento and am drinking it in Redding, Nov 15th, 2019.

Nov 16, 2019
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mngermanshepherd from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I write this review with the disclaimer I normally don't like Guinness, but I needed some to make Irish stew.

Pulled this out of a sampler pack, and it poured nice and dark with a thick, frothy head that lasted! Reminds me of an oatmeal stout. Taste is light coffee, cocoa and hits the nail on the head for a stout. This is amazing.

Nov 06, 2019
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Opaque body, light tan short head, fades quickly to a wisp of a cap. Small bubble lacing, minimal but present.

S - Pungent toasted malts, heavy coffee and darkly toasted bread, and just a hint of alcohol trails off.

T - Dark brown bread, a touch of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, and a touch of char in the finish, balanced against a subtle caramel sweetness.

M - Moderate weight, and a clean close. Solid carbonation.

O - An exceptional example of what Guinness can be. Bright and drinkable, with all the flavors you look for in a stout.

Oct 20, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark, dark brown pour... nearly black with thick creamy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Rich and sweet. Milk chocolate, coffee, and molasses.

T.F: Just like it smells. Sweet and roasty up front. Dark cocoa, French roast, caramel, and candy. Roast bitterness and light hopping at the finish clean everything up. Medium bodied.

O: A very nice stout. Sweet/bitter mix and super easy drinking.

Sep 15, 2019
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puck1225 from Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice dry stout, getting harder to find.

Very dark brown with good head and nice lacing. Roasted malt smell and taste. Pumpernickel, slightly earthy and nutty. Nice beer!

Sep 04, 2019
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penguinsgoboom from California

3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown color, very little light gets through. Nice one finger head, leaves a tan layer that stays throughout

S: Rich aroma with dark fruit, coffee, chocolate, and well roasted malts

T: Fruit immediately comes to the forefront, reigned in by the coffee and roasted malts. Enough hops to add crispness towards the top of the profile and finishes clean.

O: Better than normal guiness, still a bit lacking. Not a fan of the incorporation of the fruit

Aug 30, 2019
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flagmantho from Washington

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: black-brown hue with a thick finger of frothy tan foam atop; this is really a great looking beer.

Smell: rich aroma thick with toffee, date, and raisin aromas; there's quite a fair bit of sweetness in the aroma and it's lovely.

Taste: a bit sweet, but with some astringent roastiness toward the end. There's plenty more of that rich, dark fruit character. It's a complex and delicious beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and creaminess. I guess I would have expected a little bit more body from this beer, given its stoutiness and richness.

Overall: despite feeling a little thin, this is still a delicious and drinkable beer. I think it would make a delightful breakfast stout.

Aug 18, 2019
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle with a code of L8052GF002, opened on 8-3-19.
1 1/4" beige head on a seemingly black beer. Some dark brown edges when held in the light. Excellent retention and early lacing.
Wood, cigar box, molasses, sour note mingles through it all. Smoky.
Rich malt, toffee, molasses, nutty, light chocolate flavor. Some malt bitterness. Hint of dark fruit late.
Medium body, medium carbonation - medium length malt filled finish.
Really, really good.

Aug 04, 2019
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Gurney_Halleck from California

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to shaker pint. Beautiful full toffee colored head with strong lace. Very dark beer. Smell of roasted coffee and malt. Wonderful attack of bitter dark chocolate and deep roasted coffee. Nicely balanced flavor. This beer is very close to the Extra Stout, leaning more toward chocolate than the Extra Stout.

Jun 14, 2019
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bobv from Vermont

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle.
Moderate pour yields a one inch tan head over a nearly black body with some sticky lacing. Very subdued nose of dark and roasted malts. Taste of molasses, toffee, chocolate, caramel, and slight hops on the finish. Good feel and overall, I could see myself enjoying this again. Cheers!

May 20, 2019
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought a 6-pack $8.49 Tamuras
Dark black color
Coffee/roasted malt smell
Medium-heavy mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Burnt coffee, bitter taste
Overall I prefer a regular Guinness stout which has a creamier smoother taste.

May 18, 2019
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 487 ratings