gopherfan99 (7) - USA - NOV 26, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours well with a good head but I expected a little more of a malty flavor, still good but not great.
ads135 (2350) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As good as other stoutís get, this is still the one that all others are compared to, for good reason. Sweet, not that alcoholic, creamy, and rich. Had this on tap at the Red Lyon in Lawrence.
Blackdemon (8) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011 does not count
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Being a huge fan of Guinness and all it s beers whether it be Harp or Smithwicks. I thought for sure Iíd like this. But it just wasnít. I canít remember the details it was a limited edition and I had it back in 2009 so I donít recall the exact details but I remember being seriously disappointed.
jmagnus87 (2033) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Pickís poured into an English Pint. Pours black with a good bit of creamy off-white head. Aroma of coffee and some light chocolate. Taste is lightly bitter. Coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a long coffee finish. Overall, pretty good. Glad I finally cracked this one.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours pitch black with mahogany edges and a two finger frothy light beige head that slowly settles into a thin ring. Spots of lacing left behind.
Sweet malty aroma with bittersweet dark chocolate, earthy hops, caramel, nut and toffee.
Thin and fizzy mouthfeel. Disturbingly watered down with high carbonation. Slight toasted malt flavor with subtle caramel and hazelnut. Tastes more like dirty soil with some sweet malt thrown in. Pretty gross.
radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wait, what? whereíd my rating go - oh must not have ever put it in. Oh well! Anyway, frantically searching my notes for this particular beer, I noted the black color pour with a thick, creamy dark tan head. Aroma was medium-roasted malts, with a slightly sweet and dry characteristics to it but a bit subdued like most Guinness beers are aroma-wise. Flavor was suprub. This one reminds me a bit of the "Foreign Extra Stout" and the "Extra Stout (North American)."
ADesenberg (382) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: pours dark brown with a tan head. It has a chocolaty, roasty aroma and a sweet, mild chocolaty flavor with a dry finish. Great brew.
boto (1760) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. bottle: This one pours a clear, fairly dark brown color. There was a bit of a tan head on it that lingers a little bit and leaves some lacing. The aroma is milder. A touch of sweet chocolate and some roasted malts are predominate. The taste is good. Chocolate malts, but not much sweetness at all. A bit of dryness in the finish. Medium to lighter bodied. Smooth and easy drinking.
zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared by murphym45 - dark and roasty, smooth. a bit light body and sickly dry. Decent for what it is thouhg. Happy 250th.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
To paraphrase Michael Scott, "Happy Birthday, Guinness. Hope you like crap." Pours medium-brown, slowly growing black with pale edges. Fizzy head dies away fast. Mostly nonexistent aroma. The taste starts bready and super-English, much closer to Newcastle than any stout should ever be. The roasted malts that surface near the middle are bland and dry, and do little to evolve the flavor as it meanders towards a spikey, overcarbonated finish. Hopefully it will be another 250 years before Guinness brews another batch of this swill. (4/30/09)