jamestulloch (1223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at Holiday Inn, East Kilbride. Black body with a thick beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of cream, milk chocolate and a faint, sour metallic note. Flavour of chocolate coffee and a watery, grainy finish. Medium body with a creamy texture. Light carbonation. Massively overrated. If only the product was as good as the marketing...
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It has a dark opaque color with a supper aggressive light brown bubbling action that takes a minute to settle out. (Very cool!) After it settles it forms a thick, supper creamy, tan head. Its head is stiff, has great retention time and leaves light tan rings of lace on the glass. The aroma is of fresh baked bread and barely malt. Its flavor is smooth and buttery with some mild toasted and bready notes. The palate is smooth and a bit thin with a light to medium body and mellow carbonation. The finish is rather dry with some hop bitterness. Defiantly one of the most recognizable stouts with that sweet looking head and deep dark color.
mkam (120) - POLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Dragon pub, Poznań. Black in color, fantastic beige, nitro head. Delicate roastiness, coffee aroma and flavour. Beer is very balanced and drinkable. Good choice in a pub, but nothing mind blowing.
mkaminski (21) - POLAND - JUN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A go-to beer for me in the times of beer drought. It is a honest, reliable brew - pretty balanced in all the aspects, not overselling its qualities. Nice coffeey and roasty aromas, leaves highly desirable aftertaste. And it is pretty good bang for a buck.
MiamiBarman (24) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle to glass
Aroma-coffee, way too much coffee, maybe the slightest hint of caramel but the coffee feels like 98% of the aroma.
Appearance-Very dark brown chocolate color with a long-enduring head
Taste-The prevalent flavor here is, you guessed it, coffee!!! Kind of like if you chomped on a mountain of ground coffee is my guess. Not overly bitter, 40 IBU feels about right. Not very sweet either however.
Palate- The finish is very long and clinging. Itís gonna be hard to get this coffee flavor out of my mouth. Maybe the Extra Stout would be more for me, there just isnít enough going on here for me to mess with this stuff again.
Maarten1993 (267) - - JUN 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank the extra cold version while at a pub in London with Malou 31/5/2014. Did not really like it. Powdery foam. Also no explicit taste (when warmed up as well). Bit of chemical salmiac, licorice. Not my thing.
circinus (197) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can 50 cl from Systembolaget. Black with a creamy white/beige head. Roast, weak coffee, milk? (in a good way), slight chocolate, slight bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation, creamy, slightly bitter finish. Balanced.
Franzen (269) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mild coffee aroma, like coffee with milk, some liquorice as well. Pitch black with very nice thick head. Lots of coffee roastiness, some malty sweetness, some chocolate, nicely balanced with bitterness, the roastiness is the main player though. Creamy texture, medium body low carbonation. Very nice dry stout, for a long time I thought Guinness was overated compared to all imperial stouts out there, but it is a very nice stout.
aniol (2) - SPAIN - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer has a smooth taste and softness in palate, and satisfies and sate appetite.
ElManana (204) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with a chemical-like head that lasts like forever. Nose is nothing basically. Taste is lemonade-like with some roasted coffee to finish off. Bad stuff if you're used to real ales.