johnnnniee (1496) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a large creamy off white head that sticks for a while. Smells of light roasted malts, slight metallic, very little hop presence. Taste is light bitter roast slight acrid, a little caramel. Mouthfeel is creamy, carbonation is crisp, body is medium. Better tasting than the draft in a bottle gimmick. Light almost flavorful brew. This one reminded me more of a brown ale than a stout. Drinkable, but nothing special.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft. pitch black with the classic guinness head. a lot like yhe original just a hair more full bodied. very drinkable.
crossovert (4563) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I am not a fan of regular Guinness but I figured this one would be worth a try. Itís for the 250th anniversary of the original lease of the brewery. So I personally would think that this one would have a little more character than your average Guinness product.
Pours a pitch black with a cramy white head that has a hint of toffee brown in it. I would probably just call it an off white.
Scent is of roasted cofee and malt, it is pretty thin. There is a hint of cocoa. Nothing out of oridinary for a Guinness product. I was expecting more.
Tastes of wood and bitter roasted coffee. It has light carbonation with a watery mouthfeel. A little bit of malty sweetness is in the palate, that intensifies when the carbonation bubbles seem to activate it. Maybe if they got some more co2 in here the real character hiding in this beer would have been able to show itself.
The watery mouthfeel and the not too offensive bitterness actually give would this brew a pretty high drinkablity if it werenít for the dry and awkward finish. But overall it is a pretty bland failure of a stout.
This beer is nothing spectacular and yet a small step up for the original Guinness. I wouldnít buy it again but it does leave me with at least a little bit of satisfaction, but then again not much.
wlajwl (2901) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From memory, this was a better overall stout than regular Guiness. It was a fuller flavored beer, although not the best stout out there, still pretty good.
DavoleBomb (1389) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2011
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Poured into a pint glass. I admit to be a General in the Hate-Guinness Army, but Iíll be as objective as I can.
3.5 A: Dark as night color. Foamy head with pretty good retention and a reasonable amount of lacing.
2.5 S: Not much of anything with a slightly odd huskiness.
1.5 T: Once again Guinness forgot to add taste to their beer. I canít describe any flavors because there arenít any
3.0 M: Light body. Good carbonation. Relatively smooth with a goofy husk aftertaste.
2.0 D: This fucking sucks. I donít know how Guinness manages to make beer with no taste.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-23-2009 02:26:29
jmm635 (744) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmmm... has that familiar Guinness appearance but this beer is lacking across the board. I canít really put my finger on it. Itís just not as good as the original.
anders37 (12738) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small longlasting creamy off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate and molasses flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
bpreo (1173) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 happy birthday guinness! this one was brewed extra strong. wish I could have a drink from an real irish pub, from the tap.
devilben02 (249) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is dark, dark brown with a massive beige head that quickly collapses. The aroma is full of roasted and nutty malts, but is still crisp and welcoming. The taste is all of the same flavors of Guinness Draught, but magnified: dark, sweet, and a little bit nutty. The texture obviously isnít as creamy and smooth as the Draught, but it is still a bit thin, leaving this one plenty drinkable but a little unfulfilling.
rougeau13 (1593) - Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I love Guinness, and this was quite disappointing. Not that itís necessarily bad, it just tasted more like a cheap, thin imitation that was not up to standard