djd07 (8764) - 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 (2948) - 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 (3029) - 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 (218) - 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 (13155) - 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 (2346) - 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 (1361) - 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.
Blairgus (3992) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 Sept 2011, bottle. black, doesn’t have to settle like a normal guinness. smells like a handful of toasted malt and burnt coffee. thin and fizzy. there is a black lager taste but it gets a bit tinny in the finish. i’ve had much better black lagers.
mansquito (5036) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Whole Foods, P st, DC sixer ($9): Pours black with a quickly dissipating, kind of funny colored head. Light chocolatey aroma, with some roasted malts. A hint of that typical grainy lager aroma in there as well. Body is actually a little watery kind of like seltzer. But, the tastes that are there are good. Certainly no off taste in there, but not enough taste to really justify this beer’s existence. In any case, I am glad Guinness tries out new things.