JDBaker11058 (1896) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance: medium-dark brown, lightish highlights, a one-finger light tan head that was surprisingly long-lived. Aroma: a little chocolate, a whisper of roast coffee, and a bit of grassy hops. Taste: weak--toasty, with notes of chocolate, roasted malts, and a bit of black pepper. Finish: smooth, short, a wee bit toasty. Notes: Itís essentially a black and tan, but instead of porter and lager, itís half a guinness with a bud ice. All this did was make me want a Guinness Extra Stout. In its defense, the palate was almost perfect.
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, leather yeast, earthy notes, and dark fruits. Flavor is medium malt, light hops, leather yeast, and a clean lager character. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Cola-black body topped by beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, light burnt. Taste is medium sweet, roast, light burnt. Light-medium body, lightly watery.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown with brown lowlights and a creamy beige topper. Aroma is pretty bland with roasted malt and weak chocolate. Taste is non descript with mild roasted malts, a hint of chocolate and not much else. Seven years ago I might have liked this but today itís just another gateway beer click on here.
obxdude10 (2262) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a very impressive offering from the good folks at Guinness. The beer pours a very dark color, just about black. The head is tan with no lacing at all. The aroma features some roasted barley with a very light hint of vanilla and cream. The body is rather light and slightly bland, with the roasted barley coming on the strongest. The carbonation is fairly high, almost cola-like, and the finish is a bit on the sweet side.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured ann opauque black with a closer to white head. Nose of burnt malt and flavours of said malt, but lacking any depth.
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with brown around edges. Armoa is light malts. Taste of malts and hard chocolate candy. Maybe some root beer flavor. The backend is alittle unpleasant.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle from Candia Road Convenience) Pours very dark brown, almost black but with some brown highlights. Aroma is weakly dry chocolate and roast with something a bit off. Mouthfeel medium-full, a bit dryish and prickly. Flavor of weak chocolate or cocoa with perhaps nut. Kind of an off/sour undertone. Mass-produced, weak feel. Can pass on this one.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours black with virtually no head. Nose is light and generic weak lager with a pinch of roastiness and skunk. Flavor has a bit of old hops, weak coffee, and herb but is generally limp. Cereal-like finish, but also very weak here as well. This is a boring, cheap black lager. Stick to Irish Drys, Guinness.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was hoping that this beer was going to be the 250 anniversary stout just rebottled and with a different label. I really enjoyed that beer and it got some really good ratings. So i had my hopes up. Sadly, this beer is not that. That being said, itís still a pretty tasty brew and a nice change of pace from a regular Guinness. Worth a try, lighter than a guinness and with more carbonation. It is definitely not a stout but a lager for sure. Not bad, Iíd drink it again.