Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness Ltd.

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Reviews: 157 | Ratings: 452
Photo of Gurney_Halleck
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.

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Photo of bobv
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!

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Photo of Troy-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.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black in color with minimal light penetration. There’s a fingernail of brown on on top around the rim and covering the majority of the top. The aroma is of black patent malt with a light licorice like sweetness. I’m tasting lightly bitter and smoky black malt that finishes with a licorice like sweetness. The mouth is dry and lightly creamy.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was a bit disappointed with aroma, roasted bread mostly with light chocolate notes. However the taste is perfectly balanced, rather on a sweet side but extremely drinkable. Moderate, roasted bitterness takes over at the end.

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

Pours black obscuring any light trying to filter through. Nice frothy head is pretty appealing. There's a slight sourness in the background, but I find that in almost all Guinness products, it's not off putting in any way, just one of the characteristics. Roasted malt, dark chocolate and I get a hint of anise. Quite an enjoyable beer, it should be a regular offering, it's delicious.

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Photo of Riff
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown, almost black color with a thick, tan head. Smell is coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, smoke. Taste is smoke, dark chocolate, coffee, pine bitterness. Clean finish, lighter body. Tasty, rather refreshing. Good stuff, certainly better than regular Guinness.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

200th Anniversary Export Stout pours a black color, with a very large, and long lasting lacing head. Rich malty aroma, hints of smoke. Flavor is dry, hints of smoke and lots of peat. Good body, just a tad watery. Overall, a very good, full, rich export stout.

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Photo of jmc65267
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Loved it. Great beer it’s a shame it’s the limited edition but that makes it more special. Top three stouts that I have had recently. Enjoyable beer really like Guinness.

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Photo of BrewMaven
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Near pitch black with a massive rocky tan head that lasts forever. Roasty char aroma. Taste is bitter cocoa, a bit nutty with a pleasing burnt /char quality that I like a stout to have. Medium body with some carbonation that cannot be seen but it's there. Really good choice if you're looking for a medium octane Stout.

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Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle -

Pours black with a thin tan head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of a more robust Guinness.

Taste is the same - coffee, chocolate.

Richer all-round than the regular Guinness. Not as rich as the regular export stout.

A great choice for St. Paddy's Day!

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

A lot darker and more complex than the standard Guinness, which I do like also. A nice change up for me; some stouts are as complicated as talking with your BAE. Who needs that in a beer? But this one is pretty good.

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Photo of abnormal
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black in color with some brown just barely peaking through on the bottom. A dense and creamy khaki colored head floats on top. Very good retention and no lacing.

Aroma: Sour, tangy, burnt toast, coffee and molasses.

Taste: Like the aroma it's fairly tangy up front. Malt itself is rich and reminds me of multigrain bread with raisins. Hops are well balanced and contribute a touch of bitterness and an oily herbal note. Charred grain, more sour notes and delicious mellow coffee come through towards the end. As it warms the finish becomes longer and I get more charred and roasted flavor.

Feel: Medium to full body, carbonation is lively and bone dry.

Overall: Guinness original on steroids. I'm a fan.

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Photo of bbtkd
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout, 6% ABV. Pours black with a two finger tan head. Nose is malty, with toffee and chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet toffee, bitter chocolate, roast malt, with a moderate bitter close. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding. Best Guinness I've had. Not bad for a 200 year old beer.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a Guinness tulip pint glass.

L---Dark, dark brown color with reddish tinges around the edges. Thick, meaty, beige head with great retention (though not eternal, like regular Guinness draft) and beautiful lacing.

S---Sweet, roasted malts, light cocoa, & some caramel.

T---Follows the nose. Roasted malts take on a bit of a char. Chocolate & caramel are light, but noticeable. Increased alcohol from regular Guinness is not noticed. A tinge of bitterness.

F---Smooth & creamy. Medium bodied. Ok carbonation.

O---Not quite as good as Guinness on tap, but still wonderful. Guinness is Ireland's # 2 export, surpassed only by her children.

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Photo of tucson_brewson
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

L - Pours dark cola black with a generous finger of off-white/tan head. It dissipates slowly leaving behind a thicker lacing and a nice foamy surface. Looks like a Guinness from the start.

S - Bready malt, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, tobacco, dried fruit, slightly charred and smoky. Really wide range of aromas for the nose.

T - Dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, and dried cherry up front, finishes with a bitter astringent alcoholic bite, likely due to the 6% ABV compared to the ~4% of the standard Guinness. More bitter than sweet than the standard version.

F - Light-bodied, low carbonation, smooth and creamy like a classic Guinness. Finishes dry but not sticky and the bitter chocolate and cocoa notes linger on the tongue.

O - This is a great special anniversary offering from Guinness. I don't know about black patent malt but I'm a fan, so long as this stuff is on the shelves. Perfect for a cold winter evening, if you want something with a little stronger bite than a regular Guinness.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep black with a thick, huge light tan head, good retention, and small amount of spotty lacing. Aroma of roasty, toasty malts and sweet molasses. Taste follows with some dark chocolate and bitter hops. Feel is quite thin and low body for a stout, high carbonation, decent bitterness. Overall, it's a decent stout that's part of a pretty great value Guinness 12-pack.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle in a snifter. This solid stout pours a dark brownish black
with cola highlights and a nice head of off white foam that settles to a thick
ring, subtle light pool, and displays some nice traditional Guinness lacing.
Nose of dark chocolate, toffee, and caramel malts....a touch sweet for the
standard Guinness. Flavors surpass the nose with a balanced sweet dark
chocolate malts touched lightly by coffee and subtle char over notes of toffee
and a light herbal hop on the finish. Perfect mouth feel for the style; full
bodied, smooth as silk, lightly creamy, light carbonation, and a roasted balanced

Excellence from Guinness----reminds me why I used to love them.


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Photo of Rahjr
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very dark to black, mildly bitter, very dry. I didn't get any sweetness. Not sure about freshness/storage, but it was bought immediately after delivery to the store. I prefer Snake Eyes, Breakfast Stout, or Two Brothers Imperial.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is one of those rare reviews that is done live. Usually i'm writing after the fact, but today is the rare combination of I'm drinking and no one is around (and Kentucky is getting killed by Georgia ruining 2 of my cards this weekend). So anyways, out pours a 12oz bottle of this, and I can already tell much like every other Guinness offering, this is quite the looker and will prolly be the highest rated attribute for the beer. Consistent thing about Guinness that appearance quality. Solid 1" of light tan head on black body, beautiful appearance and contrast, great retention and density to the head.

The aroma is a lot of dried prunes, dark fruit almost quad like Russian imperial Stout meets Export Stout.
Taste hits with plenty of bitterness, especially for Guinness, most bitter beer I've ever had from them. Its still more of the dark fruit variety. Mouthfeel also goes in that direction, somewhat uniquely, this export stout is just as driven flavor wise by the yeast it seems as it is the roasted malt. No adjuncts, no sweetness. Dry on the back end, this is relatively well hopped. While it looks like a Guinness product, it definitely offers more in the way of dark fruit bitterness than any other G product I've had.

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Photo of 57md
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours the color of dark chocolate with a beige head that is higher than a finger. The nose is roasty good. The flavor has plenty of roast and a faint hint of sweet molasses.

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Photo of PMakowski
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 Oz Bottle poured into a glass
Look - Very dark red/brown almost black. Big head of foam is slow to fade.
Smell - Reminds me of a campfire smore, lots of chocolate, some sweetness, rich roasted malt. Some fruit smell although faint maybe cherry.
Taste - malty, roasted coffee beans, a tobacco-like flavor, some sweet dark caramel, and charred grill which gives some bitterness but not too much.
Feel - Very smooth, not too much carbonation. The flavor does linger on the palate.
Overall i think this is a tremendous offering from Guinness, creamy, sweet, bitter, delicious. Grade is an A

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Photo of lastmango
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black with a ray of ruby at the bottom of the glass. Tan fizzy one finger head. Moderate lacing. Faint aroma of birch beer, but not sweet. Tastes of dark chocolate, birch beer and licorice. There is a pronounced bitter aftertaste, but it is more like that of licorice. A little watery on the end. Moderate carbonation and body.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours pitch black with a small off white head. Smells of coffee and a little bit of chocolate. Tastes of chocolate and some grapes with a bit of coffee. Beer is medium to full bodied with good carbonation, still fairly easy drinking. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smell is coffee and chocolate. There’s a bit of a caramel flavor, but mostly it tastes like cocoa. Reminiscent of Guinness draught but much richer. Nice balance of bitterness. Smooth.

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