tatinek (49) - South Dakota, USA - JAN 7, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Stay with Guinness Extra Stout. I guess this is the watered down version, Should be called Guinness Lite.
sawyerpc15 (9) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What can you say. Smooth, creamy, and not at all overpowering. It seems to be just as good in the can as on tap.
Haru13 (12) - FRANCE - FEB 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick medium tanned head. Enjoy itís subtle ruby color. Roasted malts, coffee, caramel. Strong body. Bitter finish. Even better when drawn in Ireland.
Bierdimpfe (100) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black color with a copper hue. Thick and creamy light brown 1 finger head lasting around 10 minutes and clinging to the glass. Powerful legs with a sexy pouring activity slowly revealing the foam.
Aromas and flavors of sweet smoky molasses, roasted coffee, cocoa and herbal spices. A little vinous with the smell of alcohol, almost metallic. Nice intensity and well balanced flavors, not too intense and having both sweetness and some sharpness.
Smooth creamy full body with pleasant carbonation. Balanced soft finish, slightly spicy and bitter dry mouth coat with a roasted coffee feel.
Overall : Very accessible classical craft. Great balance in flavors and well intensified with good freshness.
Pumpkin87 (182) - - JAN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from can a beautiful deep brown except for ruby depths, with big tan that leaves considerable lacing and skim.
Uncomplicated nose: roast chestnuts and coffee. Similar on the palate, with bread, a hint of chocolate and some chalkiness added to the dominant roast malt. Thatís slightly bitter, but the major impression comes from the famous creaminess _ thanks, nitrogen. Light body belies the color and taste profile.
Not a particularly layered or ambitious stout, but an approachable and readily sessionable one. The Irish brew is preferable to North American siblings.
Lloydy (72) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draught. This is one of the Worldsí most famous and popular beers. I think that is more down to clever and extensive advertising than the beer itself. Guinness is watery and quite a bland taste, there are dozens upon dozens of better porters and stouts out there. Try some.
sjorsvdg (287) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Een houterige en waterige smaak voor deze Ierse stout. Redelijk vlak, ook vanwege de absentie van koolzuur, maar staat in zijn eigen recht.
DuchessOfIowa (145) - Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Draught. Subtle roasted malts with chocolate and toffee notes. Mahagony to black with a healthy head that sticks. Thin mouthfeel but still has a nice richness. Super easy to drink and looks beautiful.
Demens (58) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I tried the canned, the bottled and the tapped version too. The tapped version was interesting. The bartender put the glass on a device that made the beer to fizz. (nitrogen in this case) So far the bottled version was my favourite.
Black colour with creamy long lasting tan head. Aroma: Coffee, roasty bread. Taste: Little sweet taste, the coffee dominates but the bitterness isnít harsh becouse the beer is watery. Becouse of that the body is light/medium and almost no carbonation at all. Very dry finish. Itís an okey beer but the hype is too big.
Khaymanbb (7) - Topeka, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best way to have Guinness: from a nitro keg. Pours smooth, light tan head, very lightly hoppy. Need to quaff quickly or will tend to become flat after 10 minutes. Guinness Draught and Guinness Extra Stout are completely different, ES is much thicker, darker, has more chocolate and yeast notes, slight leathery aftertaste. Much better than regular Guinness, just cannot get kegs in US.
Wizards1stRule (1) - Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with a thick tan head, watery mouthfeel, but a flavor. This is my all time favorite fallback