DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours thick jet black with tan head. Nose is like a hoppier regular Guinness. Tastes malty, with resiny hops, less malt character than regular Guinness, and a lackluster body. A disappointment that just might change the joke where Arthur Guinness, Pete Coors, and Augie Busch sit around discussing beers.
Pailhead (5397) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of really light chocolate, nuts, and a hint of grass. It pours a dark brown with some red highlights when held to the light. It has a two finger beige head that leaves behind some spotty webbing for lacing. The flavor starts with light chocolate and caramel. The finish has some light nuttiness, roast, and a hint of fruit. Itís light bodied with lively carbonation that borders on being prickly. Overall, itís sort of a Schwarzbeir-light. While thereís nothing offensive, there isnít exactly a lot to like about it either.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Woody chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown color with giant tan head.. Lightly sweet chocolate malt flavor. Very light body. No bad flavors but extremely light.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Black color. Tan head. Weak nose of malt and coffee. Flavor of toasty malts and coffee, but very weak and watery. Not the best black lager. Not as good as I expect from Guinness.
Ughsmash (7280) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured dark brown with a tight cap of beige head. The aroma was really sweet with toasted black malts and vanilla. The flavor found artificially-sweetened toasty black malts, vanilla, and a pinch of cocoa.. aspartamey on the quick finish.. OK, but not by any means exciting. Lighter-bodied with prickly carbonation on the palate.. clean and calculated.. too sweet.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a beautiful black with a nose of coppery chocolate and a light caramel. Flavor is an upfront chocolate chip with a quick backwash of copper. Watery mouthfeel. Bleh.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear, dark brown with a small beige head. Light aroma of doughy malt and some cocoa. Flavor is mild and malty with some faint bitterness. Medium to light body with mild carbonation and a thin, watery mouth feel. Not too impressed with this, no major faults, just bland and watered down.
Maverick34 (2494) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Wow cold brewed! thanks for telling me bottle. I apreciate Diageoís attempts to diversify to non traditional styles but the marketing on this was embarrasssing. Itís ok though.
JFGrind (1893) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Before I popped the top I read the label and these words food out, "Enjoy ice cold straight the bottle". I assume these words are for macro drinkers. Rather bland Schwarzbier more like a dark pale lager with a hint of roasted malts. Whatís next from Guinness, Black Ultra Lager?
sailracer (423) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a thin black. The flavor is of roasted malt, kind of like a stout yet has a lager like quality to it. Not overly carbonated. Decent overall.