Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ar: Light malt, a bit of moss, and coffee.
Ap: Very dark brown, red highlights - medium light tan head with big bubbles - moderate retention.
T: Roast and a touch of coffee up front - some earthiness with light bitterness - quick, ashy finish.
P: Light bodied with medium-high carbonation - falls a bit thin on the palate.
O: Decent black lager - nothing special, pretty underwhelming.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark brown, not totally black, with a nice tan head. Aroma is mildly roasty. And flavor is mildly roasty. Shockingly little going on here. Sent a search party out for flavor and couldnít find hardly anything even after I boldly ignored the bottle instructions and allowed it to warm up - in a glass. At least nothing offensive here. I kinda liked this one looking forward to the next one.
sailracer (419) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a thin black. The flavor is of roasted malt, kind of like a stout yet has a lager like quality to it. Not overly carbonated. Decent overall.
jhgrantjr (418) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, first Schwarzbier. Aroma of barley. Taste is not strong, slightly malty, a hint of bitterness, but watery. not sure I like this type of beer. I certainly don't like this particular one.
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jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Taste lightly tangy/acrid but not sour, some cigarette ash in with faint roast, faint hint of chocolate, relatively dry with low bitterness. Medium-full body. Well, they made this one easy, Iíll take the regular Guinness instead ten times out of ten.
TomTron (409) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours almost black with a little tannish head. Aroma has some dark roasted, almost burnt smelling malts, and some chocolate lingering in there. Tastes has some chocolate notes and some slight hop bitterness, with a watery mouthfeel afterwards. Rather thin for the most part, but still very drinkable.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad, but certainly nothing special... Beautiful BLACK, non-transparent color with a light muddy colored head. Malty, but light and thin. Pretty typical for the style I suppose, but I have had better Schwarzbier.
redpooba (401) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit disappointed with Guinness as there is nothing that really stands out. It is a middle road though for Lager fans wanting to try something darker.
sjohnny (399) - - SEP 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark but not thick. Smooth and light enough to drink all the time. Not a bad all around beer.
exeter (399) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a good head that quickly died off. Dark brown in colour. Tastes of toasted malt and caramel. Very sweet. Mouth feel is thin. Like most Guinness beers, itís become a pale imitation of a real dark Lager. Kind of boring.