michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of hard roasted barley, slight chocolate, and grain. Poured very dark brown/mahogany in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hard roasted barley, grain, roasting, and a hint of chocolate. Medium body. Thin, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Hard roasted barley, roasting, and hint of chocolate in the dry finish.
TomTron (351) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours almost black with a little tannish head. Aroma has some dark roasted, almost burnt smelling malts, and some chocolate lingering in there. Tastes has some chocolate notes and some slight hop bitterness, with a watery mouthfeel afterwards. Rather thin for the most part, but still very drinkable.
thornecb (4113) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black into a pint glass. Mocha head crackles and pancakes as it slowly recedes leaving sheet lacing. Slightly burnt toast aromas. Dry with pumpernickel and chocolate upfront turing slightly sour in the toasty finish.
Edmoe (236) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour with decent head and lacing. Mild aroma with hints of caramel, yeast, and burnt malt. Mild, very drinkable flavor: malt (hint of burnt malt) well balanced by bitterness. Nice body with clean finish. A fine session beer.
Lowe1983 (1322) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of light roasted malts with some chocolate and caramel malts. Flavor is slightly watery up front with a roasted finish.
RobertDale (2857) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Mild aroma of burnt malt and a bit of chocolate. Taste is very similar. Decent enough.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light roasted malt aroma. Very dark amber color with a small brown head. Sweet beginning with a light bitter finish. Lighter palate.
Maduro54 (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2011 a good change off from my IPAs, both micro brewery ones and my own.
lower ABV, quite refreshing(sounds so commercial) and unexpected from Guinness especially since I consider Guinness Draft the best beer ever made though an IPA lover....no other lager comes close, not even Yuengling Black and tan. OK I GOOFED..BORING AFTER AWHILE GOOD FOR 2 BEERS........
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours near black with reddish hues and a fully receding tan head. Notes of dark, lightly sweet malt, pronounced hop bitterness, and a brief toffee sweetness with a dry finish. Thin to medium bodied with soft lively carbonation.
BadAprilia1000 (194) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Hardly any aroma, tastes like burnt chocolate carbonation.... Very flat beer not too great......