NosirIwont (2152) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 4.1%. 5 days past ‘best before’. Pours a dark brown with a beige head. Sweet, roasted aroma. Flavour is the same. Metallic notes in the background. Dry, bitter finish with slight notes of liquorice. Molasses as well. A bit too much carbonation. Overall decent, if nothing special, but easy to drink. 13-01-10.
dingol66 (68) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Assaggiata in lattina da 33 cl.
Premetto che preferisco la lattina di Guinness rispetto alla bottiglia. Infatti la schiuma è compatta, finissima, persistente e cremosa. Colore scurissimo e aroma di caffè e malto tostato. Anche il corpo è piacevolmente strutturato. Nel finale risaltano ancora caramello e caffè. Riguardo alle produzioni industriali su larga scala è una delle mie preferite.
armando629 (2451) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle, bought at Különleges sörök boltja, Budapest.
Deep ruby near black body with a nice and delicious lacing beige head. Coffe, espresso in the aroma with roasted grains. Medium bodied, easy beer with espresso coffee character, roasted malt. Dry, roasted aftertaste. Easy drinkable beer to slip it in a pub.
vkrejci (48) - ., CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - NOV 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33l bottle. Rocky brown foam, extra black color. Malty aroma, light sweet and roasted taste with impressive bitter finish. Medium body, very nice.
rozsoma (568) - Győr, HUNGARY - NOV 26, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark, but watery textute, weak creamy beige head. In the aroma there are naturally roasty malts and caramel notes. Weak body (why not thicker?) with bitter and coffee flavour (but a ’wrong coffee’). The sugar rape this beer. There so many better stouts.
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Black color with a superthick creamy beige head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, whisky, tar, coffee and a sweetness from dark sugar. Aroma is lots of roasted malt, cold bitter coffee, ash with dry finish leaving a sticky mouthfeel. Think it needs to be from the tap to really come alive.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown beer with a beige/lightbrown head. The aroma is dark, roasted and coffee. Then flavor is roasted. The palate is rosted and bitter. Overall a good beer.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown (but nowhere near black), the liquid is clear. A medium-sized off-white and rather airy head settles into small lacings.
The smell is of dark malts with a gentle roasted character, and notes of chocolate, wood and dark fruits. Perhaps a hint of caramel.
The taste is bland from start to finish. A fragile semi-sweet malty backbone with a mild bready and roasted character. A hint of fruitiness mixes with quite a lot of caramel. Perhaps a hint of wood. The finish is mildly bitter, but since the bitterness has nothing to play with, it seems out of place. The beer finishes with a mild hint of hops and a prominent taste of minerals.
Moderate body, lots of carbonation with unpleasantly sharp bubbles. Medium-dry finish. This not good, not good at all.
This might be one of the most insipid stouts I’ve ever encountered. It lacks flavor, aromas, mouthfeel, everything. It’s not bad, it’s just plain old boring. This one would stand out as meaningless in a whole universe of nothingness.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)
Travlr (16444) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in Koeln, Germany, but poured by Patrick from Dublin. Black, typical storm in the glass, thick tan head. Aroma of burnt espresso. Creamy mouthfeel with an edge of roasted coffee and a hint of chocolate, bitter finish. Nearly as good as the irish version, and much better than the American one.
lithilorn (255) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - NOV 7, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black body and light head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Light sweet coffee and chocolate flavor, dry and little bitter. A good stout to drink.