rangerred (779) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a very dark, nearly opaque, reddish brown with a brown one finger head that fades pretty quickly leaving thin wisps of lace.
Aroma is very metallic with some lightly toasted notes along with grass and some yeast. Everything is very faint with nothing standing out except the metal. Not good.
The metal carries over into the flavor although on a lighter note. There is some caramel and toast along with a little yeast. A tart mouthfeel that is a little out of place among the other flavors. Very light and watery with light bitterness.
Overall, a pretty terrible beer. Tastes nothing like traditional Guinness and is kind of a watered down mess. If you want to drink Guinness just get the regular stuff.
psycotiko (24) - SPAIN - DEC 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Media pinta. De color negro. Engaña, aparenta tener cuerpo pero en el primer trago quedas decepcionado.
RJ815 (11) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth and not too bitter. Might not be suitable for those who like a really strong taste, but I found it quite enjoyable. Paired well with sandwiches.
TaxiDriver (1441) - Stadland, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A light malty aroma, some hints of roasted malt, a little bit sweet. The small fizzy head disappears fast, the body is black. It tasted a little bit malty, quite bitter. The body is light to medium strong and lively.
OntBeerDrinker (346) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black w/little brown @ bottom. 2-3 finger head fades. Leaves little laceing. Smells like Guinness & a BAD lager. Taste:Barley flakes,roastedness, sour(ish), chocolate, & lager taste. It was good but be even better if it had a stout taste over the lager taste but the bottle I had, had a date that passed when I had it but didn’t say if it was best b4 or not. The lager part I found the worst part.
MrWomey (12) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Black lager definitely pours about as dark as any beer could. It mimics a Dunkel or Doppelbock in color thanks to roasted barley that’s been added. While this beer pours with a very large head and fine lacing, there is very weak aroma to it (exhibits small amounts of malt scents). Perhaps not as strong as similar beers in Europe, it does have a fair amount of carbonation, though its taste seemed nondescript.
The "Black" has a body that falls just short of being medium but drinks easy. It’s unlikely I’d buy this one again if other choices are available but was glad to try this beer that might not be marketed in the US forever. It’s short on taste, but if you don’t like beer it might be the right one for you.
Davydeman (10) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wat kan ik zeggen er is maar 1 guinness, zeer donker bier niet al te veel smaak
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Rperez (15) - Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Refreshing but bland otherwise. Color is s mice coca cola black . Not a bad choice overall
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wxman (1271) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an opaque black with a thin unimpressive off white head. Aroma is coffee and cocoa. Taste is sweet roasted malt, with a little coffee and chocolate. Some bitterness after the swallow. OK.
TaktikMTL (5374) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée chez ANBL (Tracadie, N-B). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale grillée avec une pointe de chocolat et de miel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une etxture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréale grillée en arrière goût. (Rating #5318)
radarsock (619) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was lighter than water, and even tasted like water with the tiniest tinge of charcoal and London yeast. Nothing special.