Zamboni42 (10) - USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very touchy beer. Needs clean pouring pipes and needs to be poured properly to taste right. Tastes best when allowed to warm up just a tad, but not at room temperature. Roasty, malty flavors with an odd esther reminiscent of soy sauce. Espresson like flavors, with a touch of bitterness. Decent for a macrobrew.
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 (64) - 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 (11) - 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 ístoutí smell of dark malts with a little roast. Also a hint of apricots.
Taste: Roast barley (although it doesnít stand out), malt (although it doesnít stand out), a slight mineral taste (although it doesnít stand out), and a touch of sourness (although it doesnít stand out).
Mouthfeel: A much lighter body than to be expected, but thickened slightly due to the soft nitrogen carbonation.
Overall: I canít 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. Itís not bad, but it just isnít 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 youíre using this app then I donít 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 (183) - 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) - Ribeir„o Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
TradiÁ„o e certeza de coisa boa, a secura e o equilibrio que n„o deixa predominar cafť ou chocolate fazem dela um clŠssico sempre presente em minha geladeira.
kathouse (574) - Nevada, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve got to admit that Guinness is best served from the tap in Dublin. Aroma is chocolate and mild roast. First taste is deliciously decadent like double chocolate cake. Now the love wears off as the nitrogen begins to settle. Flavors flatten out and the finish is clean but less remarkable. I highly recommend travelling to Dublin and trying for yourself.
Atheist_Peace (707) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque dark brown pour with a lasting tan head. Lackluster nose of light chocolate and coffee with a hint of licorice. I forgot how strange the palate is on this stuff. Itís quite light and aspires to be silky but falls short. Flavours are all watered down.