Butters (3789) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
When i first heard this on npr, I actually thought this would actually be worse than it is. Black pour with decent light tan head looks like regular Guinness. Actually tastes similar but with a weird vegetalness, but good roasty finish. Iíd still drink the regular draft over this, but Iíd take this over bmc still any day.
Nephilium (1370) - Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No widget in the bottle, so Iím not sure why they say you should drink it out of the bottle. Very mild roasted aroma, with a touch of something I canít quite place. Pours an opaque black (no ruby highlights, so it is even darker then Guinness), with a thin light tan head. Not a very complex flavor, a bit of tartness, and a touch of roast. Mild finish of roast, with a very thin mouthfeel. I donít think this will be bringing too many people over to the fact that dark isnít a flavor. Itís not bad, and could be an interesting change of pace if it sticks around.
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty boring with mild roast bitterness. Somewhat skunky and watery as well. Gave it a shot but regular Guinness is far better.
jb (2226) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, reddish, thin head. Nice roasted notes in the nose, with minor weak coffee. Roasted palate, a bit nutty. Decent, not complex, but standard swarz. Part of make your own 6 at wegs.
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Roasted, toasted, light acrid grain notes. Bit of caramel and light hops. Dark black clear with thin tan head. Medium light body with high carbonation. Starts roasted and toasted with carbonic acidity. Medium bitter finish with light tang. Roasted sweetness in the after with mild hop bitterness.
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured black with nice head tasted sweet slight burnt taste very boring and plain I am glad I split this with someone
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours the darkest of browns with a tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, roast. Flavor is sweet, grainy, lightly earthy, with some roasty notes. Mostly resembles a Euro macro lager which I guess is what it is.
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark, dark brown with a medium light tan head that leaves a ring of lacing. Aromas of mild chocolate, some caramel, cereal, and those little marshmallows from Lucky Charms. Very mild flavor, basically like subdued Guinness; light cocoa, some lactose, and roasty malt. Average. 
leadtogold11 (4) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2011 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
What is "cold brewed", anyway? I have to hand it go Guinness, they managed to brew a beautiful black beer that tastes like Budweiser. Honestly, why? Could have had a lot more character. I wouldnít call this a Schwarzbeer. I would call it a "Black American Lager", if that was a category. If I drank this blindfolded, I would have no clue that it was black. Really just tastes like Budweiser. What more is there to say?
NachlamSie (2783) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Fox and Parrot. This is kind of disappointing, really. I was just expecting just a Guinness clone. But this is like Guinness light with some vegetal lager flavors. It lacks the roast of a good schwarzbier or Guinness stout. Meh.