DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Balcony, Lourdas. Reflective glossy tar pour like a black mirror. Tint of brown against the midday sun. A very black beer generously collared with tan. Nose sweet heady molasses, iron, blackcurrant, liquorice and sticky dried fruit, as well as the expected espresso and bitter cocoa attack. Markedly roastier and more impressively bitter than the nitrogenated, widgetised, super-chilled stuff back home. Sticks around with some serious burnt toast and black coffee bitterness long after the swallow. Fudgy creaminess, high cocoa dark choc, even an occasional waft of xmas pudding. Light and refreshing in the heat, but hinting at the presence of a darker, stronger beer. Original and Foreign Extra tipped together. Tastes like Guinness did to me when I was 14. Bitter enough to make girls and the unenlightened wince. Hats off.
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lot of things can paople say about GUinness but this one even room temperature is nice. I liked it and drank it ’till the bottom.
Wim (3158) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
black coloured body with a off white head a roasted malty grainy aroma a roasted malty grainy taste with a grainy bitter finish
BuckeyeBoy (3681) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours out a very dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and malt. tast of bitterness and coffee. A nice roast on it.
A big thanks to my Brother in-law for picking this up for me.
Yves (2539) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2010 Black coloured beer with small off-white head and lots of carbonation. Malty roasted aroma. Full creamy sparkling palate. Finish is roasted bitter, rather strong finish. Ok, though guinness is not my dada.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Italy. Dark brown to black coloured, almost no carbonation and a small off-white head. Beer with a malty light orasted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is light bitter, malty roasted. Less creamy than the original guinness, less good as well.
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - JUL 27, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33 cl bottle from Systembolaget). I donít know if this is the right place to put my rating, but the alcohol percent (5%) did fit this one instead of "Guinness Original / Extra Stout".
Aroma: Burnt toffee, slight-coffee smell. Pretty weak.
Apperance: Ah, pretty nice. Very darkbrown, almost black with a white foam.
Flavour: Some coffee, roasted malt, slight note of milk chocolate. Slightly sour/bitter in the aftertaste.
Palate: Pretty smooth, but too thin.
Overall: An okay beer which I did appreciate more than the draught. It reminds me quite much of that one though, which is a minus. Boring, but drinkable. Nothing I will buy again.
Psylok (3) - , ITALY - JUL 20, 2008 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
the taste is really different from the on i’ve drank in dublin at the gravity bar. the italian version is really bitter and have a too strong coffe taste..
DrFunk (80) - Sorumsand, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at a bar in Borgo San Lorenzo.
Pours just as beautifully as the draught, but slightly more exciting on the nose and palate. when can we see ths in Norway?
Radek Kliber (6691) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 330 ml
Appearance: dark brown ale with large thick and creamy head.4+
Nose: Soft creamy aroma with gentle dark roast hints.6+
Flavor/Palate : Medium full bodied . Very creamy texture with slight acidic side , dark roasty feel played behind. Creamy texture covered everything else which is unfortunate. I would like to see more of toasted malt here.