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Guinness 200th Anniversary Export StoutGuinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout

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Guinness Ltd.

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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.

Added by Sludgeman on 09-01-2017

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Rymish
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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Photo of emerge077
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattreitz49
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryan4120
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Pours nearly pitch black with very faint hints of mahogany around the edges with a medium sized tan head that dissipates somewhat slowly but leaves behind a decent amount of lacing.
S - Roasted malt and barely, coffee, chocolate, earth, and very very slight notes of hops and yeast - the smell is good, but it's pretty faint.
T - Follows the nose with roased/burnt malt and barely up front followed by notes of chocolate and coffee throughout with notes of earth and very slight notes of hops on the backend. The very backend of the taste is somewhat mineraly and watery in taste - somewhat reminds me of Rogue ales and Samuel Smith's in that they tend to leave a mineraly/watery taste on the very backend.
F - Medium to full bodied with a light amount of carbonation - smooth and silky.
O - This is a pretty enjoyable offering from Guinness - obviously a huge step up from their regular draught in terms of flavor, but less bitter and hoppy than their foreign extra with a more robust flavor profile their their extra stout. In terms of competing against some of the great stouts many of us have all had, Guinness obviously doesn't even compete - however, for a classic stout, this is checks all the boxes and for that this Guinness really impressed me and if it were going to be available more often I'd definitely grab some more.

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

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body capped by a small though lasting tan-hued head.

Smell: Roasted grains, a light albeit noted cream accent, licorice and dark fruits strung together with smoky tones.

Taste: Sweetish and creamy, like the stuff that makes up Oreo middles. Roast and smoke. Dark fruitiness, licorice, maybe even a swig of root beer. Lightly leafy, herbal hops. Minimally bitter. Sweetish, scorched cream on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: Sufficient!

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A good stout of foreign export strength a black opaque look
Smell is yeast and dark coffee-like scent with mild mineral
Mouthfeel is semi dry with light bitterness and medium carbonation with low malt acidity and mild sweetness
Taste is dry with semi bitter roastand yeast in the f lavor with raisin like element of dried fruit but mineral and light caramel and slight bitter malt in finish
Overall a good dry stout in the export style but not overly roasted in taste

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

The reddish tinged, dark brown beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 3/4" tan head that recedes slowly but noticeably while leaving an irregular coating of foam on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates some arches, some slender legs, and some small spots of lacing that mostly cling to the sides of the glass.

The aromas include some roasted malt and anise against a background that includes chocolate and a light bit of burnt character.

The flavors are somewhat as expected from the nose with the roasted malt, and a touch of anise up front but also joined by the dark chocolate. These flavors are backed up by some caramel sweetness, some dark bread and a slightly burnt flavor. Way in the background there also seems to be a bit of dark fruit and earthiness showing as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly prickly with the moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the roasted malt, the chocolate and the anise begin to fade while the caramel sweetness moves forward some before it too begins to fade, leaving a dry slightly burnt ending in the back of the palate that seems tinged with some earthiness and a bit of cherry or other dark fruit.

Overall this is an enjoyable stout with a rich and complex aroma/flavor profile that leaves one wanting another sip. I'll be quite happy to have it again. Definitely preferred to the "standard issue" Guinness.

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Photo of Mr-Beer
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark creamy smooth period with hints of dark chocolate and coffee make this beer a good beer. Enjoy.

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Photo of Moir1994CT
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This is an extremely enjoyable beer, this is a great middle ground of their products. Much more of a full flavor and taste than their draught but not as bitter as the extra stout. Right in the middle. Has a nice and somewhat burnt flavor but not too overpowering. A must try in my mind if you like guinness. As its limited i would try it before its all gone.

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Photo of DruC4
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of addiwilliams
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haybeerman
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent mahogany with a thumb+ of tan head. Alright lacing & head retention

S: Roastyness, a little iron

T: Follows the nose, much dryness up front. Iron, roastyness, a little carob & dryness as this warms,a little leafy hop as well. Finishes dry & roasty

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation

Classic stout, pretty drinkable

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brown color. With an aggressive pour, it has a 3 finger tan head. The retention is decent, and there's nice lacing on the glass.
The nose is a sweet, malty aroma. I do also detect a slight smoke to the malt.
Taste - is quite bread malty. There's a sweetness to it also. It tastes like that the malt was smoked a bit. No hops at all in the flavor.
The body is really good. Really rich bodied.
I do like this beer. Guinness did a good job with it

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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
2.66/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Look - opaque black with burnt sugar highlights, dingy mocha head collapses quickly,

Aroma- bready, slightly vinous, malted milkball, bittersweet chocolate, faint ester ( berry), no alcohol, faint herbal hop, overall not very strong but pleasant,

Flavor - lightly sweet up front with a faint whiff of alcohol bringing a mild to moderate spicy/herbal hop quality into the mid palate, able to piece out a little crystal malt under there, dry/ roasty finish, maybe just tiny hint of oxidation character, possibly a little diacetyl as well, very faint red apple ester, some green apple also. black patent malt character is very one-dimensional as a flat, coffee- like flavor with a dry bite in the finish before leaving a lingering minty bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - full-bodied, heavy flat and slick, kinda chalky and chewy at once. Dense.

Overall - always interesting to try another version of Guinness but this might be my least favorite of those I've tried. Kinda drinks like a mediocre US microbrewed porter from the early 2000's. Not sure what I'm going to o with 5 more of these.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a Guinness pint glass

This beer pours what I thought was black, but when held to the light the faintest of ruby highlights comes through. It is topped with three inches of tan head that leaves spotty lacing.

The aroma is sweet with dark fruit and roasted grain. As it warms dark chocolate and smoke come through.

The taste starts out with black cherry and plum intermingled with roasted malt. Milk chocolate lends a complimentary hand.

Medium mouthfeel

It is a decent beer. Export stouts are not my favorite stout style. It's drinkable and was fun to try.

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Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 372 ratings