bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2004 Typical creamy lasting head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Very bitter. Little bit of apple fruitiness and milk well hidden behind the typical dry stout taste.
Guinness is best fresh from tap in Dublin, but this can is not a bad substitute. 8 4 7 3 14 =3.6
Tap: Finnegan’s in Hengelo. As it should be: bitter, roasted malt, smooth and creamy. Thin and even a bit watery, in spite of the creaminess. Still a great session beer.
Koelschtrinker (9449) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Der Schaum ist wirklich ein Knaller, ließe ich das Bier über Nacht stehen, wäre die Krone wahrscheinlich immernoch perfekt. Das Bier selber kommt weniger gut weg, der Antrunk ist dezent malzig, durch die fehlende Kohlensäure wirkt es leicht abgestanden. Der Mittelteil, der wiederrum ein herbes Aroma vertritt, ist mit einem wässrigen Kern wohl am schlechtesten gelungen. Der Abgang schmeckt zuerst künstlich, das röstmalzige Aroma, das noch lange im Mund bleibt, kann ihn jedoch noch retten.
Test vom 29.12.2005, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 15,10,12,9,-,9 - 10,26
chrisv10 (9415) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl draft. Black body with thick creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts and a little coffee as is the flavour.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2004 Draught: Rerate: When it's served properly, for me it's one of the greatest beers to look at. Has an almost black colour with a huge creamy chocolatehead. The aroma and flavour is slightly roasted and have notes of chocolate. A slightly bitter aftertaste, that last long. Still a great beer, but not as great as i used to think.
Original rate 4.6: It's difficult to imagine, that stout beer can be made better.
gunnfryd (9297) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Black colour with a beige creamy head. Aroma is roasted coffee. Flavour is roasted coffee,malt.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2009 1. On Tap at the Sleepers Hotel, Crewe 17/03/2001
Dark coloured and smooth on the palate.
2. On Tap at O’Neills, Sheffield 23/12/2001
Smooth dark slout with a slight roast finish.
3. On Tap at the Wheatsheaf, Weaverham 11/06/2002
Black smooth bitter stout with slightly dry roast finish.
4. On Tap at G-Percussion Stage, Manchester 03/08/2002
Black and strong with a slightly dry finish (Extra Cool version)
5. On Tap at the Pig & Porcupine, Manchester 31/08/2002
Black and smooth with a slight roast finish.
6. On Tap at O’Sheas, Manchester 27/06/2003
Black and smooth with a slightly bitter roast finish (Extra Cool version)
7. On Tap at the Old Crown, Northwich 21/12/2003
Black smooth slightly sweet with a bitter lasting slight roast finish.
8. On Tap at the Witton Chimes, Northwich 21/12/2003
Black smooth slightly rich with some dryness in a bitter lasting finish. (Extra Cool version)
9. On Tap at the Liffey, Liverpool 17/03/2004
Black smooth and slightly rich with some bitterness in a lasting finish (Extra Cool version)
10. On Tap at the George IV, Sheffield 01/05/2004
Dark and slightly rich. Some bitterness in a smooth roast finish.
imdownthepub (9153) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Keg, Pasteurised. We all know what it loos like but the flavour has definitely become thinner over the years. There is still the dry, coffee like almost powdery mouthfeel. There is a treacely finish, but ultimate experience, I think not!
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A: This really is a nice looking pour. Dark brown, bordering on black with that patented creamy mocha colored head.
S: Very thin and watery on the nose. I pick up a few hints of roasted malt and maybe some chocolate.
T: Not too much better than the nose. A bit of roasted malt flavor and maybe a touch of chocolate and coffee, but overall it’s very bland.
M: I do enjoy the creamy feel the nitro gives. Unfortunately, it seems to (have helped to) kill the rest of the beer.
D: This is really disappointing. I recall early on in my drinking days when Guinness was a fairly enjoyable beer, but it seems to have gone the way of so many other mass produced items.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark clear brown stout with a creamy nitro light moka head. A light chocolate malt aroma, coming more clearly as beer warms up (served way too cold). In mouth, a nice peaty malt, roasted notes, especially when imbibing the foam. Lighter bodied, but overall, much superior to what we get in Canada. On tap at O’Neill’s, terminal 3, Heathrow. Mid Nov. 2006.
Rasmus40 (8880) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black with a creamy, light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Thin bodied for at stout at least. Smooth with a dry and light roasted bitter finish. 051209