bpreo (1377) - 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 (261) - 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 (1840) - 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
Jow (1819) - New York, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at perfect pint in NYC. Found an old rating I hadnít logged. Its sweet but without a lot of backbone. not as bitter as regular guinness but overall less impressive as well I would thing more or 250th anniversary oh well try again at 500.
KyotoLefty (5798) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle about 1 year old. Dark brown with a tall, foamy tan head. Creamy, chocolate aroma with light roasting and a touch of cafe au lait. Sweetish flavor, dark chocolate, vanilla cream, and a roasty burnt finish. Rather light and clean in body. Bitter finish seems to include hops as well as roasted grains. Decent but unspectacular. A bit too carbonated.
aggieman2k7 (2) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Expensive, but delicious. Comes off a little sweeter than the traditional Guinness stout.
bmeup (498) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown. Rocky tan head. Roasted malt, nutty and sweet aromas. Smooth but thin in the mouth. Good, certainly not great.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on 5/23/2010. This dry stout pours a deep black color from a 33cl bottle. Small to medium sized beige/tan foamy head, with decent retention and decent lacing. The aroma is roasted malts, some coffee and a touch of vanilla. A light to medium bodied dry stout. The malts are caramel, sweet with a touch of roastyness and some coffee. The hops are herbal and floral. Decent balance. Nice carbonation. Not a lot of flavor or body, itís a little thin and a touch watery and not a whole lot of flavor here either. Sorry guys, but if this is the best you can do for the 250th anniversary of a beer, you should think about a different career. Its not that bad a beer, but it all hype and no substance. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
doubelknv3 (935) - Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild roast, mild floral, and mild malt aroma. Black, tan-frothy head, carbonated. Lite roast, malt base, mild hops; rather bland for a stout. Carbonated and balanced.
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color with a rocky tan head. Aroma is a little smokey with hints of chocolate, roasted malts and a faint aroma of cherries. Starts of sweet but is a little dry and has a bitter finish. Flavor has hints of coffee, tobacco and a light trace of dark chocolate. All in all, a little off balance but not a bad stout. Happy anniversary Guinness.