jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark with a thick white head of tiny tiny carbonation that wouldn't go away, annoyingly. Thick head tastes very bitter with a bit of malt edge. Taste is essentially just what the nitrogen carbonation leaves, and the palate is like pure water. Some minor malt hints.
chromeotaphor (30) - Grevenbicht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fris aroma, kolenzwart uiterlijk. Dun van smaak ontwikkelt zich langzaam, warme afdronk.
HippyHop (107) - CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím actually fairly surprised by the high ratings this beer has.
I donít hate Guinness. In a bar serving only crappy macro beers, itís often my go-to sipper. (Mind you the older I get, the less time I spend in such bars.)
Oh yeah, the beer. It looks great: jet black with that everlasting head. But everything about it is muted: the aroma, the taste - the carbonation.Thereís a bit of chocolate and coffee, roasted grain, and a finish just dry enough to make it sessionable. But compared to a big, bold craft stout (or even St-Ambroise), I donít see how Guinness can stack up.
njbenz (4) - PHILIPPINES - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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greenclansman (797) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic dry stout example and one of the first stouts I ever tried.
Even though years have passed, and much better beers have been tried, Guinness is still a very pleasant session pub beer.
rolfc81 (56) - - SEP 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle...not as good as draft.............................................
camoes (109) - PORTUGAL - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 13A). Can 44 cl - Batch L4133GE002. AROMA: roasted coffe like aroma with cocoa notes. some faint alcoholic aromas. low esters and very low hop aromas. APPEARANCE: jet black color and opaque with ruby highlights. thick slight tanned head with good retention. TASTE: roasted flavours with a coffee-like dry finish. some chocolate sweet flavour. medium-low bitterness and no hop flavours. PALATE: medium-light body with a creamy sensation. low carbonation and no astringency. OVERALL: a good and creamy dry stout that maybe would benefit from a little more hop bitterness.
pkomar (44) - Poznan, POLAND - SEP 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasty malts in aroma, a bit of chocolate and coffee. Not too complex. Appearance: Guinness - no need to explain. No sweetness, very small bitterness. Extremely drinkable, very smooth and creamy, very low carbonation. This, for me (and for many other, Iím sure), is a definition of a dry stout. Perfect, session beer.
Banksiz (27) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel-roasty nose with a phenolic cough-drop overtones. Moderate sweetness, with a roasty bitter finish with a slight astringency. Creamy texture, a lightly flat and watery palate--might be a bit oxidized. Really, not as good as what many of our west coast craft breweries are doing now
angel77 (950) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella, caŮa y lata de 33 cl de el c. Ingles en montůn de ocasiones. Cuerpo ligero a medio de 4.2 vol bastante cremosa y ligero paso por boca. Color negro con espuma beige con aromas y sabores ligeramente tostados, acabando con un ligero amargor. FŠcil de beber, buena.
ChewyBeer (39) - SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its Guiness. What so you say? Dark with beautiful creamy head. Low nose aromas with bitter roast flavours.