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Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout | Guinness Ltd.

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Guinness 200th Anniversary Export StoutGuinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout

Brewed by:
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: 141 |  Reviews: 49
Reviews by jaxon53:
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4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of imbibehour
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
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%
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 +14.3%
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 lordofthewiens
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | 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 lager hops and roasted/bready malt with some light licorice and dark fruit. Light 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 GerryPendry
3.34/5  rDev -17.5%
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 +3.2%
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 chinchill
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
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 -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
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 NeroFiddled
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Guinness & Co. "Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout"
11.2 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without freshness dating
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Opaque black-brown body beneath a creamy head of dark tan that holds fairly well but leaves only average lacing behind.

Smell: Lightly sweetish and caramelish over dark chocolate and roastiness.

Taste: Rich with caramel nougat, light brown sugar, black bread, dark chocolate, light apple and cherry, a soft char-like roastiness, and treacle. There's a light acidity to it and it finishes dry and somewhat bitter with lingering bittersweet chocolate, treacle, and an almost cherry-like fruitiness.

Feel: Medium-bodied and gently crisp then smooth across the palate.

Overall: Interesting in its sweetness and fruitiness - you can really get a sense of the character of the Guinness yeast in this one. Easy to drink and quite satiating.

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Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fubudu187
3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaycase
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OatmattStout
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Simply delicious. Beautiful light brown head that lasts. Lovely nose of roasted malt, milk chocolate.
Taste follows with above bittersweet chocolate, coffee and roasted malt profile that has a very nice drying out effect between sips in conjunction with a nice hop balance. Mouthfeel is spot on for an FES. not to heavy but full enough. $9 for a six is an incredible value for a very good beer.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 11.2 fl.oz. bottle marked L7198GF003 01:40. Sampled on November 5, 2017.

It pours a deep dark brown color with some ruby red highlights and a tremendous but fading tan head. It never fades completely.

There is a vibrant caramel and toffee sweetness in the aroma, which I believe to be more sweet than the other Guinness brews I have had. Some cocoa. Low hop profile.

Smooth, creamy, and better than medium body.

The flavor has a rich sweet melted caramel or vanilla character that leads up to a mild bitter and dry finish. I enjoy Guinness generally but I liked the sweetness of this one a lot.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a Guinness pint glass, the beer pours a very dark brown color with a couple inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like roasted malt, dark fruit, dark chocolate and a bit of smokiness and licorice. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some grainy malt, toffee and caramel flavors noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth, a bit slick and really easy to drink. I have to say this is a good, easy drinking stout. I hope this isn't going to be a one time brew because I know I'd buy this again if it was available more often! $8.99 a 6-pack.

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Photo of AudioFileZ
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I could forget about every other beer and live with this from now on. Sure I might like a lighter brew every now and then...but, I'm sick of adjuncts and malt is best and it's even better when it's expertly roasted. That brings us to this rendition of Guinness. Yes I like Guinness Stout quite a bit, but this is even better In the US GS is brewed in Canada and as usual something is lost in the translation. Here we have a true Guinness Irish Stout brewed in Ireland. It's also fermented to a slightly higher ABV if I'm thinking right. What matters is the impeccable taste. This is a rich beer. No soured suspiciously sweet fermentation notes of adjuncts. This is complex and deep. It's a total dark fruit and dark roast coffee bomb. It has just the right hop bite too. This is my favorite beer on earth quite simply.

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Photo of Tarps68
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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