Indra (2693) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. bottle. Did not drink this "ice cold" or straight from the bottle. Whatís the matter, Diageo? Afraid I might actually taste it or something? Anyway, on with the rating: Aroma of roasted malt with a hint of sourness, perhaps some lighter notes of chocolate and sulfur. Black in color with dark brown around the edges and a foamy, lasting, light tan head. Flavor profile is dry, roasty, lightly charred malts, with tinges of herbal hop flavor and a moderate amount of bitterness late, along with very faint touches of dark chocolate, smoke and again, that trademark Guinness sourness. Active, effervescent, dry and sharp on palate, no nitro widgets to be found here. Body is light-medium. Easy to quaff, for sure. Ultimately, about what I was expecting, which is why I only picked up the one bottle.
steelhead3686 (254) - Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a dark brown to black with a medium chocolate head. The first hint of aroma I got was a sour smell but I also got some hints of chocolate malt and hops. The taste is lacking any real distinction but it is not unpleasant. Thin and light body. Not something I will be drinking unless Iím not buying.
btwhite7 (37) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Combine classic Guinness with an everyday lager and this is what you get. PLeasant aroma and classic Guinness appearance but the taste falls short of what I would label a Guinness. It is what it is. An attempt, albeit a good one, at pushing Guinness to the ultra mainstream.
BroSpud (1825) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours black with a slight off-white head. Nice looking dark brew but it is basically just an average tasting macro lager. I would expect more from the name on the label but nothing special here.
Ernest (6576) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain, husks), with light notes of paper and paint.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, unclean/papery.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
About as industrial as it gets. Drain pour.
demitriustown (1117) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz Bottle: Aroma is roasted malts, light caramel, a very slight grass hop texture, and little bit of cardboard. Appearance is black but light can be seen through it with a thick sightly tan, but more white head. Taste is malty, very light chocolate notes, then into a grassy hop, and finishes a little bit fry. Palate is very carbonated in the mouth, leaving you with a dry slightly tingling feeling on your tongue. Overall, Nothing really bad about this beer. Maybe the cardboard notes in the scent, but decent. Cheers!
iceman15658 (134) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle To Pint Glass. Pours black with a decent tan head.There is a slight roasted malt flavor with an odd finish after. Gotta admit, was hoping for more
OmegaX (1330) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is light bread and roasted notes. Poured a dark brown with minimal light brown head/big bubbles. Tasted like sweet, light roast on the initial sip, then all bread and hay on the end with some bitters. Not bad but not the best by any means.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yeah... this beer is pretty much junk. Guinness, guinness. This beer smells fine but not great. It smells like a black lager. Already an awkward style. It takes meek and boring. Nothing bold or unique about this beer. meh
brucebruce81 (313) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was very weird to me it was a lager with that close taste to the draught style