DrSilverworm (8686) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 fl oz bottle. Nearly pitch black color (some clear brown around the edges of the glass), minimal off-white head. Toasty malty aroma, more wheaty. light bitter coffee taste. Hint of hops. light bitter taste. Carbonation a bit too pronounced. A decent dark lager.
seymour (1684) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into standard pint glass. Not sure what "cold-brewed" means, nor why they tell us to drink from the bottle, but this was definitely worth the try. I love Guinness Stout, and I must admit this retains many of my favorite characteristics in a cleaned-up lager version: black color with creamy beige head, malty sweetness, lots of roasted barley dryness, hints of coffee and chocolate in the bitter aftertaste. I wondered if this would taste like a watered-down Guinness Stout, a complex Baltic Porter, or a really neutral black lager. Answer: none of the above. This really is something new and unique. Check it out.
djd07 (6247) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a very dark brown with a medium frothy beige head leaving spotty lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt and licorice. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt and chocolate with a light bitter finish. A good schwarzbier from Guinness.
puboflyons (2595) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle marked: 15:13-L1208GF001. Dark brown pour with an abundance of soft, fluffy cream head and a lot of lacing. Mellow aroma of roasted malts and barley. Medium to full bodied on the tongue. The taste has a notable maltiness but a lower, subtle bitterness to cap it off. A quick drink.
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a decent almost purplish head. Resonable hop aroma. Very smooth flavor with a full body.
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a black color with a fair amount of head. Toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish.
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured almost black with white head. Tasted like bud light with guinness poured in, which makes it better than bud light, but still not great.
Tmoney99 (12045) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a dark clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium roasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short duration. Soft drinkable brew.
ryanfolty (2104) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: September 24, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Minneapolis Beer Fest. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers in 4.5 hours!
Onslow (1273) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOttle pour. Inky dark brew that looks a like like a stout, cept for the head being fizzy and not creamy. Light lagerish aroma of grains, adjunt, a little roasted malt. Taste is very lagerish - like a macro lager with minimal roasted malt taste. Thin palate.