Guinness Special Export (Belgian version)

Guinness Special Export (Belgian version)

Rated 3.814 by BeerPals

Brewed by Guinness Brewing

Dublin, Ireland

Style:  Foreign / Extra Stout

8% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 10823 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank505
Overall Percentile99.1
Style Rank6 of 135
Style Percentile95.6
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.6
Average Score4.017
Weighted Score3.814
Standard Deviation0.432

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.8 5 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Had as Antwerpen Stout. Pours opaque coffee sable with a thick and fairly persistent tan head. Aroma presents yeasty, roast malt, and molasses tones. Flavor ups the roast malt and adds a smoky tone, while downplaying the yeast. Mouthfeel has firm body and some good fizz. Not quite as good as the original Guinness, but definitely drinkable.

  • BUCKLECHUM 87 reviews
    rated 4.6 7 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Beautiful, chocolatey, strong stout with loads of character. When it comes to a strong stout, it doesn't come much better than this (excluding the finest imperial stouts). Extremely smooth and flavour in abundance. Loving that I finally got the chance to try it!

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Bottle shared w/ Tim. Black, dark brown clear with light brown lacing foam head. Nice stout little bitter aroma and taste, not too bitter though. Some coffee. (Efteling 201408)

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    There's not a whole lot that distinguishes this beer from the regular Guinness aside from the nearly double ABV. That my friends, is a good thing because Guinness is a great beer. If you like Guinness, you'll like this one.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    aroma of roast chocolate and metal cocoa tin .. big ole head, lacing is 2 thumbs up .. . dark brown black .. hmm, this is way to easy to drink, and the masking of the 8% is ridiculous, i could drink 10 in a row in half an hour, but when i got up to go to the bathroom, out like a light .. nice stuff, could be a touch thicker and abit more involved but very happy to try it.. red light district, here i cum!!

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 4.0 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle courtesy of thewolf: Poured a deep black color stout with a huge light brown color head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of liquorice with some light roasted malt and some sweet malt notes. Taste is a mix between some light roasted malt with some notes of liquorice and medium sweet Belgian malt with what appears to be a Belgian type yeast. Medium full body with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A very well balance beer overall with a level of complexity greater then the regular version of Guinness available over here.

  • AUSTIN 17 reviews
    rated 3.1 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    rich flavor and mouthfeel, aroma was very crisp. abv did not alter the taste or aroma. this beer may be ranked low for me due to the fact i was drinking much better beer at the time.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 4.0 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottled. Black opaque with small brown, lasting head. Aroma of roasted malt along with toffee. Roasted malt/smokish flavour with hints of coffee. The finish is a bit bitter. Alcohol is wellhidden. Nice.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 4.3 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Thick dense beer. Pours with a tan head. Lots of flavor in this one. So much better than the draft USA version. Tastes thick and sweet with lots of roast malt.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 3.9 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I was running out of steam after a weak long run in Krefeld/Dusseldorf, Germany and Ieper/Poperinge, Belgium, so I need to get back to this one, because it may have been better than what I make of it. In any event, it poured a nice dark black color with a head that was initially nice, but not overly impressive. The aroma was really vinous along with the chocolate base (very interesting). The flavor was much of the same and something about the combination of the bitterness (chocolate) with this level of alcohol just didn't strike the flavor or mouthfeel fancy. In fact, I missed the nitro mouthfeel, as this seemed to be on C02.

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