oskarfredrik (3) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The most amazing Irish stout beer that I tasted, and one of the greatest to me, also the first stout tasted. Anyway, this beer have a very nice aroma, including chocolate, coffee and caramel. The appereance is black, very black in deed, a clear, but with a little hazy/cloudy semblance, the head is very large, frothy and creamy, being this, maybe the great atractive of this beer. It have lower sweetness and a lightly sour touch for the taste, being a good combination to keep and producing a great sensation in the mouth.
Full bodied, with a thick/creamy texture and very fizzy, with a bitter and and a little astringent finish, giving a cool sensation after the drop. Very drinkable and great for a cold winter afternoon or a rainy day in the summer.
Oysters and Guinness is a combination of world-class!
worldbeertaste (1361) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown almost black with a frothy lasting thick tan nice lacy head. Nice roasty nut smell of malt with caramel, salt, . Medium frothy smooth body with soft carbonation. Sweet suger caramel start with a bitter dry roast finish. Not too bitter on the finish. Very enjoyable a cracking Stout.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 375ml. Good and aggressive. Aromas of apple, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavour has long-lasting bitterness, and itís also a bit sour. Oily palate and medium body. Black colour, with a frothy off-white head that doesnít last all the way.
DaniBoi (7) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is something I have when Iím out and about or if I want my fix on Guinness and Iím not willing to go out to a pub and get it on tap. Not as good as it is on tap but itís still jizz worthy.
mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Pours a thick idnight black colour with a coffee coloured creamy head. Looks thick and robust in the glass with roasted malt aromas pouring forth. Burnt malt flavour leaves a dry bitterness on the tongue that is quite pleasant. Well balanced with lots of muscle.
Muggus69 (932) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Suprised I havenít rated this. Had a couple of "longies" to celebrate St Pats day.
Black body, dense deep tan head persists. Perhaps not as appealing looking as its streamlined nitroíd draught cousin, but has a rustic charm about it...as stouts should.
Aroma is somewhat muted, yet has a richness to it. Malty; lots of burnt sugar, charcoal, black toast and bitter chocolate, with an edge of earthy hop.
Texture is quite thick, almost oily, lingers long on the palate. Creamy sort of carbonation, dries out towards the finish.
Quite a savoury roasted sort of flavour about it. Iím talkiní roast red meat, black plum skins, bitter leaves, cocoa, coffee grinds, burnt toast and dark brown sugar. Firm bitterness, some leafy hop character lingers.
Real serious stuff, widely available. Probably not in the same league as Coopers stout - in the same price range and availablilty - bit a far superior beer to that watery draught stuff.
KapitiCritique (324) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very big taste, bitter sourness due to the amount of iron from what I hear, on tap in Dublin it comes out like toast and milk
Jado (388) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite different from the nitro can or on tap versions of Guinness. Still pours a deep black, but with a thinner and less long-lasting head. Thereís not a huge nose, and thatís reflected in the rather milder taste profile. Thereís chocolate, malt and a light metallic hint to it. Carbonation is very light, making it easy to drink. Still very smooth, although I think I prefer the draught.
Davros (1723) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a large, persistent, rocky, light-tan head.
Nose shows a fair bit of chocolaty roasted malt along with a load of sweet caramel and some light fruity hops.
Flavours are quite potent, with loads of roasted barley becoming almost burnt (too much black patent?). Later on some burnt caramel shows, with a long roasty bitterness finishing it up.
Body is too watery for such a powerful brew.
jestersdarts (5) - , AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2010 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into glass from stubby From Danís
Pulled it our of the fridge for about 15 minutes to let warm up slightly, poured with a light tan head that I was hoping to be thicker for a stout, but it tried to hang around to the bottom of the glass (may have been because of the headmaster I drank it from).
Not quite black, with a deep toffee hue coming through the thinner parts of the glass.
A slight roasty aroma, no floral hops that I could pick up.
Fairly thin on the tongue, a medium roasted grain flavour, astringent coffee and somewhat sour mid flavour, which also lends to a dry taste, finishing with a thin bitterness that stays for a moment. It does have a slight aspect that remind me of Guinness draught Ė perhaps this is the roasted barley / faintly sour, combination?
I did enjoy this beer and I would drink it again, but it did seem a bit íthiní for my liking of stout.