Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout | Guinness Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,022
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
245
pDev:
7.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
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Photo of Furlinator
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BillRoth
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Decent export stout in the very classic Guinness style. The malt and the bumped up (export) ABV gave it a more robust flavor and kick than the usual stout...and perhaps a bit more than the Foreign Export as well. Enjoyed it as much or more than any Guinness I've had from bottle.

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Photo of Ssippisam
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: An impressive bubble show builds to three fingers of ecru foam; the coffee colored liquid below has tawny highlights around the edges; splashy lacing all around - a great look

Smell: Roasted malt, licorice and earthy tones dominate, with hints of chocolate, ash and caramel

Taste: Roasty tones forward, with ash, licorice and chocolate emerging; some dark fruit and caramel add a sweeter tone, through the middle, but the finish is bone dry

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: If this were regularly on tap at Irish pubs I would dance a jig

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Photo of DanGeo
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcb7472
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruddy dark brown in color. Roasted malts, dark fruits, dark chocolate with a semi bitter finish. Balanced. Medium to light bodied with lower carb. Better than regular Guinness IMO.

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Photo of Jake-northrup
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a great brew from Guinness. The color is pitch black. The nose smells a bit sweet for my taste, but fortunately, it was my least favorite part of the beer. The taste is amazing. Imagine your standard Guinness with all of its earthy character and warm dependability, but with a lot more fruit notes and chocolate malts. The mouth feel doesn't quite line up with Guinness' nitrogenation, but is nothing to give complaint about. Great beer!

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Photo of Qvicken
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into glass. Dating code on label is 'L7167GF003'.
Black colored body, with red highlights when presented to light. Tan colored head which settles to cap. Minimal lacing.
Aromas of dark malt, chocolate, and caramel.
Taste of dark, roasted malt, with sweetness from chocolate and toffee. Very slight bitterness at the end.
Medium, creamy mouth feel.
A less complex Guinness stout when compared to the 'Antwerpen', but easy sipping.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TooGood
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeIquiades
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 3/4 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, caramel malt, and slight wood. Fits the style of a Foreign / Export Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight roasted malt bitterness. Tastes of strong pale malt, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, slight Euro yeast, caramel malt, and slight wood. Overall, good appearance, aroma, blend, body, and complexity.

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Photo of Proto_Man
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great stout. Prefer it over regular Guinness bottles.

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Photo of Gdobber
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz into goblet. Look: Black with a medium brown 1 finger head. Aggressive pour, but didn't get as much head as expected.
Smell: slight dark fruit, chocolate, roasted grain, malt, bit metallic
Taste: Toasted grains, dark fruits, plums, raisens
Feel: A bit of a carbonated feel to it and watery. Expected more of a silky syrup.
Overall, great, Guiness is always a treat. Like standard Guiness, would be better a bit warmer and from draft.

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Photo of NeoMaximuz
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rogerlb
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Okay, it's a Guinness so you have a good idea of where this has been and where it's going. Guinness isn't my go-to stout; I find it less nuanced than others and I prefer something stronger when I'm in "stout" mood. Something that bites back. I've always considered Guinness a good "pub" beer, sessionable but unremarkable its dull grain profile. Don't @ me.

This one's different; mostly because it's for the American market (200 years in America), a foreign stout which usually means higher ABV and more roast. You got it here.

Careful pour into a "pub" shaker glass. Pours very dark, a little thin, and aroma is more aromatic than Guinness Extra. Very slight lace. Malt, some fruit and hint of chocolate. Letting it breath reveals more if you wait.

Taste has a slight level of grain, balanced with subtle elements of fruit, chocolate, caramel, bread, malt in the barley base. There's nothing harsh in this at all, not even the slight bitter at the end. You know all this, and I think the kick-up to 6% gives this a body that benefits all those elements better than before.

Quite enjoyable, nearly demands you slow down and enjoy every sip. I've had a number of Guinnesses in the past, some warm, some nitro, some draft, seldom knocked me out. This version finally brought it home for me.

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

Photo of mattmarka1
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Raime
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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