flylikeabanana (158) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Tastes very thin for a stout. Slick palate with a smooth finish. Tastes of roasted malts. Very mellow, not very much going on.
Hanuta06 (146) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: from (nitro) tap at Doyle’s Public House.
Appearance: small, creamy, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully lasting longevity. Dark-brown/black body.
Taste: lightly bitter and moderately smokey initial flavor and lightly bitter finish with average duration.
Palate: medium-to-full bodied with oily texture and flat carbonation.
Overall: always good.
charule (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Steel Cactus. Poured black with creamsicle head that hangs. Slight roasty aroma. Quite smooth slight bitter taste. Good for a goto beer.
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Brainiac (82) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,4l on tap, beerfest lv. Havent seen such head. Like cream. Aftertaste not strong, but long. Its good, ok.
AtronSeige (67) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Rich/Heavy Malt, roasted. Dry cacao.
Appearance: Thick, creamy, long lasting head. Light lacing. Very dark almost black body.
Taste: Dry, bitter, astringent. Roast, burnt.
Palate: Light body.
Overall: I prefer the Draught version.
500ml Can, Poured.
eRock_2013 (12) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
While I certainly appreciate the creamy texture, and I respect the draft-quality pour that comes from even the bottled version of Guiness, I personally do not enjoy the taste of this beer. I also was disappointed with the relatively low alcohol content of this beer, as I had to drink four of em last St. Patty's day before I could feel a buzz. Also I find the beer to be too heavy to be enjoyable. It is a beautiful beer with an exceptionally unique taste, and I have to respect it as an international classic.
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Machalel (24) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours very dark reddish-brown, almost black, but has a creamy pale tan head. The head is thick and lasts a long time due to the nitrogen bubbles. Reasonably good lacing down the glass, but not as much as I was expecting.
Aroma: Faint ’stout’ smell of dark malts with a little roast. Also a hint of apricots.
Taste: Roast barley (although it doesn’t stand out), malt (although it doesn’t stand out), a slight mineral taste (although it doesn’t stand out), and a touch of sourness (although it doesn’t stand out).
Mouthfeel: A much lighter body than to be expected, but thickened slightly due to the soft nitrogen carbonation.
Overall: I can’t shake the feeling that this world-famous beer (probably the most famous of the stouts?) relies on a combination of marketing and its nitrogen widget for its success. Attempting to disregard the aspects that the nitrogen lends to the beer, it is actually very simple and unimpressive. It’s not bad, but it just isn’t good.
elvin_Richmond (2) - Hawaii, USA - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Chances are that if you’re using this app then I don’t need to even put a description here
DwarfeD (172) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at pub. Classic Irish beer. Always love one of these. A tad watery, but a very nice stout. Coffee, a bit roasted, some hints of caramel.
Rob_D_UK (185) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very thick head that lasted longer than the beer. Malty, mildly hoppy and bittersweet. Slightly chocloatey flavor that became more pronounced as the beer warmed
TarcisioVasco (108) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tradição e certeza de coisa boa, a secura e o equilibrio que não deixa predominar café ou chocolate fazem dela um clássico sempre presente em minha geladeira.