Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout
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Style:
Stout - Foreign / Export
Ranked #13
ABV:
6%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,891
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 8.46%
Reviews:
180
Ratings:
493
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Notes: 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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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

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.

Mar 25, 2019
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bbtkd from South Dakota

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.

Feb 03, 2019
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Rogerlb from California

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.

Jan 09, 2018
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Smakawhat from Maryland

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?

Sep 30, 2017
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

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

Oct 14, 2017
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

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.

Dec 28, 2017
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allforbetterbeer from Colorado

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

Fantastic! Everything about the flavor, appearance, and aroma says "traditional export stout." There is the wonderful Guinness roasty/tartness which is very seldom duplicated (but is usually married to a rather drab and low flavor beer as in "draught"). This beer is neither thin nor low flavor, but instead reminds me of the excellent "foreign extra stout" but with more roast and much lower bitterness. Very nice. I hope it becomes a regular offering.

Mar 18, 2018
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

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.

Dec 30, 2018
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PMakowski from New Hampshire

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

Aug 04, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

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 is a 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.

Oct 11, 2017
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chrishiker1409 from New York

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

Oct 10, 2018
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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 27, 2019
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axxe from Maryland

4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 19, 2017
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cwkash from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 07, 2017
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-Andrew- from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 24, 2017
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BeerWithMike from Nebraska

4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 25, 2018
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Karibourgeois from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black pour with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and licorice. Bitter roasted malt flavor dominates the taste with licorice and chocolate also standing out.

Feb 11, 2018
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JamieDuncan from Maryland

3.42/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dec 30, 2017
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Kenny_Gage2 from Missouri

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

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle: Pours an Extra Dark Chocolate color, not quite black, but dark. A creamy tan colored 2 finger head that faded away, and left a decent amount of lacing. A first smell and taste detect a hint of coffee, malt a smoky/roasted/ sweet chocolate profile followed by a hint of fruit. The taste is well balanced; Not too alcohol forward; Malty, chocolaty and roasted to create the perfect amount of bitterness. Given it's medium to light mouth feel, Full body flavor, easy drinkability, low abv (compared to other similar offerings) and balanced flavor, it's not a surprise that this brew from Guinness has lasted 200 years. Some things are just timeless and best enjoyed in original form, and this beer is one of them. If you aren't a big fan of Guinness, and Stouts or if you just haven't had the opportunity to give this one a try, I highly recommend you do, you won't regret it.

Mar 22, 2020
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nodder from New York

3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov 19, 2017
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Velivolus1 from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 02, 2020
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Brolo75 from California

3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours black, almost dark brown with a creamy full tan colored head, good amount of lacing and great retention.

A: Dark roasted malts, chocolate, espresso, light soy sauce aroma, no alcohol nice aroma.

T: Not as flavorful as it is aromatic. Subtle flavors of dark roasted malt, chocolate, and espresso, light coffee-like bitterness in the middle, finish is dry with lingering espresso notes and dry roasted malts.

M: Medium/light bodied with a dry finish, smooth, creamy, and too easy to drink.

O: Great aromas and nice appearance but the flavor was really dull, with such a complex nose I was expecting a complex taste, it was not there, fairly straightforward. Very smooth and easy to drink as well.

Sep 28, 2017
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Greasy from Kentucky

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

Jan 01, 2018
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Jodio from Texas

4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 15, 2019
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Furlinator from California

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

Jan 21, 2018
Guinness 200th Anniversary Export Stout from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 493 ratings