Guinnessman (102) - VACAVILLE, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW! This stuff did not taste like I expected it to, it was wayyyy better than I had hoped. Goes down smooth just like any other lager, but has that oaky almost German quality to it.
obguthr (4373) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Green bean aroma. Clear mahogany, medium tan head, nice lacing. Thin body. Dry cola and cardboard flavor. I enjoy Guinness’ stouts, so I had higher hopes for this. Such a disappointment,
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black and clean. Pours with a good but big bubble frothy head. Runny aroma. Good light roasty malt taste with a thinner consistency.
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the International Great Beer Expo in Uniondale. Pours black with a tan head. There is a trace of roasted malt in the nose and that is about it. The flavor is weak roasted malt and stale cardboard. Light-medium bodied. Thankfully, I was able to sample this at the festival so I won’t have to waste my money buying it.
AirForceHops (4067) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchased @ Smiley’s Discount beverage, Dover, NH for $1.59. Deep brown pour into a pint. Soapy head, light lace. Nose of roasted barley. A slight smokiness with a roasted malt backbone. A tad thin in the body. Much better than I thought to was going to be.
jjuf1853 (1258) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at World of Beer (Carrollwood). Black pour with a tan head. Not a whole lot going on in the aroma other than some roasted malt notes. Flavor is decent but again not very exciting. Fairly watery mouthfeel. Easy drinking but I prefer more character in a Schwarzbier.
BelgianBeerGal (3316) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle at Chad and Monica’s house. Overall, better than average. Nice roasted malt and a hint of smokiness. Very easy drinking and a nice change of pace.
peteysmu (63) - USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
decent lager, skunky taste, weird aftertaste
BREWMUSKCLES (2339) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
aroma of ordinary beer with a bit of extra malt and earth. spicy tingle and dishwater hop to this complex yet not substantial brew that is watery. earth, a bit of anise and a slight slickness with a bit of sharp bubble leave me with the impression that this is a crafty brew made by a crafty brewer. some roast and dark style sweetness.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle, a gift from a customer who brought this into the store for me. Thank you, person I can no longer remember. A touching gift, ruined by the fact that I’m a terrible, ungrateful person. Now, on the beer! Bottle, served at home, out off my Maudite glass; pours clear black; 1-finger pale tan head, average lacing. Nose is garbage-water (no really, I’m trying not to be a dick, but this smells rather like old dishwater), flint, bacon, hot dumpster (serious overripe vegetables here) , and some vague roast. Flavours are rather soapy, with light roast pervasive right through, more boiled vegetables. Terrible. Just terrible.