LiMuBai (147) - - JAN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great flavor, color and aroma. Certainly has an astringent flavor with a bit of charcoal and roasted flavor. Another winner from Guinness!
Jamesthebrit (182) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is lighter. Tobacco. Dry. Metallic.
Brown color on the pour. Head retention is a little too much.
Taste is dry. Metallic. Tobacco. A little acidic on the finish.
Palate is alright. Dry. Light. Acidic.
Overall this has the biggest tobacco note of really any beer Iíve had. The acidity is a little rough though.
JHeath99 (425) - - JAN 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a layer off toffee colored head. Aroma of caramel. Taste of burned malts with a hint of coffee.
lawman834 (206) - Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coffee black with a thin foamy tan head. Tastes dry with dark roasted malt and coffee. Almost what a stout should taste like, but the finish isnít quite right....like thereís been a shortcut somewhere.
Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a black color with a medium khaki head. the aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, and nuttiness. the taste is similar and this beer has much more bitterness compared to draught version.
GTAEgeek (1028) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Thanks, Michael! Pours black, with a small, beige head. Chocolate, tobacco, and syrup aromas, with some light spicy and resinous hop aromas. Sweet, with an unpleasant burnt bitterness that lingers far into the finish. Relatively nice, sweet stout, but the flavor is unpleasantly bitter.
fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 6, 2014
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
No aroma to it. Color is dark black brown and the head foamed out into odd shapes making it look a few hours old. Taste was roasted nuts.
curepute (108) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown, light brown fluffy head. Nose of toasted malts, hint of coffee. Taste is pretty much the same as nose, burnt malts, caramel and coffee. Finishes with a hop bitterness. Not the same as the one brewed in Dublin as I was reared on that, the real stuff.
mstrcrwly (145) - New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Used to swear by this back in the day,20 yrs ago..little did I know of the great craft beer to come and the great stouts/imperial stouts to come as well.
jbuskirk (274) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A classic Irish dry stout. Itís very smooth, very dark, and, of course, very dry. Coffee flavor is very prominent in this brew. In this way, itís not so very different from other stouts. That distinctive strength and dryness is what makes it stand out. A classier alternative to Guinness Draught.