FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comparable to bottle Guiness, this has a nice bitter roasted malt/hop bite, but is very light bodied, and finishes off rather quickly and weakly. It's still a nice session beer.
Teran (173) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, almost black, with creamy beige top. Burnt flavor and dried espresso finish is correctly written on the label. More sweetness than usual, but good stuff.
TorbenJensen (515) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Irish stouts always have nice creamy head, and this dry stout is no exception. Pleasant aroma of coffee and licorice. The taste is dominated by coffee, roasted malt, slightly liquorice and finally a good long hoppy bitterness. Lovely creamy mouth feel and a brashness that is perhaps a little more violent than one expects from a dry stout. But it is nice and tasty and is certainly my recommendation.
bax (1290) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle 30/07-2015) medium light brown head, black color, light roasted aroma, dry roasted taste. BB date 31.08.2015.
Estebanik (210) - Lublin, POLAND - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piana dość trwała, średnio gruboziarnista. Aromat czekoladowy, palony, dość głęboki. W smaku nieco wodniste, ale to norma w przypadku dry stoutu. Palona goryczka. Nawet kremowe w odczuciu. Klasyka gatunku.
nordic (277) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, minimal head. Aroma: roasted malts, smoked, straw. Bitter taste, coffee notes. Medium body.
jredmond (6308) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Ireland with Linh and Scarlett. Pours a deep brownish black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is cola. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of roast, espresso and dry roast character.
rumproasts (4137) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with small head. Big roasty malts with chocolate and coffee. Dry finish. Well constructed stout. Aboverage for style.
jamestulloch (2135) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at The Gaffe, Dubrovnik. Black body with a creamy beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of coffee, vanilla and syrup. Flavour of chocolate, coffee, poached pear and cream. Medium body with a creamy texture. Soft fizz. More flavoursome than Guiness.
alex_leit (503) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with ruby highlights and creamy foam. Aroma: sour roasted coffee with chocolate and floral hops. Taste: smooth, dry, roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, a little caramel and hops.
NikkTwist (2008) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at McGillins. Clearly meant as a Guinness alternative. Silky opaque black pour. Thick nitro beige head (on a settled double pour). Lace coats above the ring. Dark roasted malts. Slightly nutty. Touch of cocoa and coffee bean. Bit of peat. Very full body. Feels both fuller and drier than the current American draft version of Guinness. Missing that milky lactic tang but has enough hop bite to add a muted spicy dry finish. Good stuff.