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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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Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 95
Reviews by jaxon53:
Photo of jaxon53
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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 nicholas2121
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout brewed by Guinness Ltd.This dark brew has an ABV of 6.00% This Foreign/Export Stout pours out a deep brown color with a nice light golden brown head. This brew has the look of coffee or cola, not saying that is a bad. There is a decent amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with roasted grains and malts. There is also a nice mild sweetness, with a slight hop bitterness in the smell as well. There is a lot going on in this brew so far,Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout. Between the the look and smell this is one inviting brew. Really digging the color of this one. Now for the taste,it is bold but smooth with flavors. You first pick up on the smooth roasted grains and malts. Then a nice mild hoppy sweetness at the end. The body of this Stout is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout , it has a real super nice balance to it. I can't get over how smooth this brew goes down. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.00% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The mouth feel is Bold, Roasted, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I giving Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Guinness Ltd., Did a super nice job with this brew.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Cascading forming light tan classic head, almost nitrous fine and excellent creamy top. Good staying power, with a little bit of sizing down as it settles. Body is a very dark walnut brown, almost red or even deep purple. Good amounts of lacing as well while drinking, real excellent looker.

Fruity esters with a touch of roast. Some cereal grain like action on this a bit, but a very creamy and vanilla classic British like nose. Milky and a touch of tangy quality but not sour or tart. Pretty solid.

Palate makes a good mark. Chewy but light bodied with an excellent roast flavor. Soft malts and a light but husky quality, touching of faint bitter chocolate tangy yeast and faint almost woody like tones. Aftertaste is a milky treat, almost cookie like in quality, with some tasty fruity esters just faintly kicking around as well. Light carbonation, almost spicy tones pop on them through the palate as well.

Real nice take on a FES. Who knows if we will see this again, it's pretty tasty, maybe they should make more?

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

This one pours a fairly dark black, with a substantial white foamy head, and a good bit of lacing.

This smells like caramel, rich earthy roasted malt, light cream, spicy/earthy hops, and chocolate.

The Foreign Extra and the Antwerpen are certainly better "amped" up versions of Guinness, but this still very nice anyway. It's got a very nice rich roasty malt character, a bit of earthy English hop bitterness, dark chocolate, light smoke, and espresso.

This is medium bodied, and not quite creamy enough, with a good level of carbonation. It's very drinkable.

This isa really fun beer to try. It's always fun to remind yourself that Guinness actually does know how to make a good stout, and the garbage you can get on nitro everywhere is not indicative.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout has a thin-to-medium beige head, a very dark brown appearance, and some sheet lacing, on the glass. The aroma is of sweet & heavily-roasted malt, some black cherry, and black bread crust. Taste is of all those elements, with cream, some char, and acidic bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout finishes medium dry. RJT

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Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ruby tinged coffee color with a thinner but pretty well retained beige head atop.Coffee char and chocolate stand out most in the nose with a hint of caramel.Slightly smoky and charred coffee upfront on the palate than some caramel and chocolate sweetness comes into play into the finish,very nicely balanced between the two.Not quite as full bodied as I was thinking it would be but it's not a major thing.A nicely rounded export stout wich isn't overly sweet and licorice like like alot of the style are to me,nice job here.

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

It is very black with a large tan head that retains well.
Roasted malt and chocolate aroma.
Sweet chocolate/cocoa taste up front, with some char at the end.
Medium-bodied and smooth. Very nice beer.

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Photo of AlarmClock314
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle, no date. Pours semi-transparent reddish brown with a large sized head. Smells of lager hops, licorice, dark fruit, caramel, and roasted/bready malt. The taste follows with mostly roasted/bready malt and lager hops with some light licorice and dark fruit. Nice roasted profile, but lower smell and flavor intensity. Mild bitterness and lingering dryness. Above average carbonation and thin body for the style. Overall, it might be alright as a session stout, but even then it's lacking some intensity and body.

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Photo of GWalk612
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours black with a slight brown hue, disappointing head for a Guinness Stout, however being from the bottle I suppose that could be expected. The distinctive nutty, malty smell of a Guinness is here. Flavors of toffee, malts, and fairly bitter dry finish. Not a big fan of this stout. wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of GerryPendry
3.34/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice opaque color with a solid, but short lived, off-white head. Medium-thin body. Nice little bite from the black patent, but there's not a lot else going on here. Reminds me of a bottled CO2 carbonated version of draft Guinness. I'm a fan of Guinness' excellent Export Stout, but I'm disappointed with this one. Overall, not enough oomph to be considered Foreign/ Export. Maybe the Antwerp one will be better...?

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Photo of Bbqking74
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Really nice stout, Guinness really stepped it up for this one. Sweet up front with a slight bitterness to the finish.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: a deep dark brown pour producing a 1/2" creamy tan head with good retention

S: Dark roast, espresso, and a hint of chocolate fill the aromas

T: The flavors start with espresso lightly dosed with chocolate and a hint of caramel sweetness and dark dried fruit.

F: a very creamy drink with a medium body and medium high carbonation

O: a very pleasant, easy to drink Irish Extra Stout

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Photo of Weed_Ctrl
2.84/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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

12 oz bottle in Florida.
Lovely beige head over a clear but nearly opaque red-brown body.
This is an excellent stout with a generous and well selected malt load. This has a richness and subtle complexities to be savored. Excellent mouthfeel.
A far cry from the mass produced Guinness.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours black with cola brown edging. Tan, finger width head that displays fair retention before breaking down to a thin, consistent layer of suds and a thick ring around the edge of the glass. Fair lacing, with broken sheeting and spotting covering a bit of the glass.

Smell - Strong toffee with chocolate and lesser dark fruit upfront while hints of earth and roasty malt sit well beneath.

Taste - Follows the nose. Toffee, mild chocolate and lesser dark fruit character upfront. Distant, underlying roast and earth creeps in mid-taste before a second wave of toffee sweetness sweeps in at the finish, leaving that and the dark fruit notes to linger in the slowly fading aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick texture with an easy, semi-dry finish.

Overall - Not far off from the export stout they already offer here in the states, though it's probably a tad richer in the toffee sweetness. Good sipping beer, but it can get slightly cloying at times and isn't near roasty enough for my tastes.

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

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into my 10oz nonic.

Clear, nearly bistre body with a small but lasting desert-tan cap. Delicate, sandy, not-quite pillow-y lacing; no legs; good retention.

Lovely gentle roast character in the nose - sweet and toasty without any char. Hints of dark fruit, licorice, and molasses perhaps...

The flavor follows the nose, the delicate notes becoming more forward on the palate. In the finish, the roast and sweetness are joined by an almost mint-like note. Medium-dry finish with hints of breakfast tea, though no lasting tannins.

Soft, vaguely chewy mouth-feel - the ABV is sufficient to add character while the ale remains highly quaffable.

Tamer than their potent (and for me, somewhat difficult to find) FES, but still flavorful, interesting, and a well crafted example of the style.

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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 AZBeerDude72
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with rich foamy head and sticky lacing. Soft nose, light coffee, chocolate, oats and malt. The taste is really good, to me this is how Guinness should be. Very smooth and rich flavors of oats, coffee, bitter chocolate, malty sweetness. This is a very smooth and easy to drink beer, clean finish with nice roasted flavors leaving you craving more. Love it and hope this stays around for good, outstanding version.

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Photo of dertyd
3.28/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours out black with red hues and 1 finger of malt ball center colored head------------- the aromas are of roasted dark malts, chocolate and dark fruit, the aroma is subdued-------------- the flavors are of roasted dark malts giving way to light chocolate flavors and that's about it, the beer has a creamy medium mouthfeel with a light roasted bitterness on the finish------------- overall this beer was ok, I don't get all the higher scores for this beer, it's like a watered down stout it wasn't bad but it wasn't nothing special at all

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

Appearance: Pours pretty well black, with a khaki head of fine suds. Really no lace.

Aroma: Cocoa and licorice.

Taste: Sharp burnt malts, fruit underneath. I get a smoky feel alongside bittersweet malts. Solid and enjoyable.

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