cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
black color, aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, flavors of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, thick creamy texture, easy and enjoyable to drink
cmiller54hr (35) - Manitou, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured jet black with khaki to white head. Dark roasted coffee and chocolate aroma and taste. One of my favorite widely produced beers.
craftbeergeek (7) - - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2014 Archive Review:(5/22/14):Size: 22oz -Glassware: Nonic Pint -Aroma: roasted malt, toasted breadiness, hint of chocolate, earthy smell. -Appearance: Pours a black color with hints of ruby red around the edges/corners of the glass, to go along with a rocky tan two finger head. There was lots of lacing left on the glass, like all Guinness beers do. -Taste: Roasted malts, faint hints of dark chocolate, and light coffee bitterness. -Palate: Light-medium bodied, with a light creamy texture, plenty of carbonation, with a nice mild bitter finish. Mouthfeel can be a bit watery at times. -Overall: This is a fairly decent beer, that could be sessioned if one desired to. This is my go-to beer when options are very limited. Could be more robust and flavorful, as it can be considered a bit watery. Not much to complain about. Solid offering as a dry stout.
moderrnlifeiswar (49) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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JesseJames81 (4) - - JUN 14, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
A mallty flavor with choclately coffee overtones. Small head and ok retention. Flavor is decent at best, a bit watery but redeems itself with dark malts and coffee.
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a very dark brown color that appears black and very opaque. Its head is thick and foamy with a tan color that leaves behind light tan lace on the glass. The aroma has dark roasted malt grains with a light hint of some nice aromatic and grassy hops. There is a full robust roasted grain flavor with a hint of brunt sweetness that quickly turns dry with some grassy and floral hops at add a perfect balance of bitterness to stand up to the malty goodness. On the palate it is starts of smooth then turns very dry and crisp inside of a very drinkable medium body with a nice bitter fading finish. It’s much fuller in flavor and body than its nitro injected Cousin Guinness Draft.
bobberger40 (7) - largo, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark, bitter aroma. Taste bitter, licorice, and malt. Little complexity, small hint of chocolate.
fattybladdy (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from a 22oz. Pitch black with tan head. Not a big aroma, bit of roasted malt. Taste is burnt malt and licorice with a dry, bitter finish.
swesson (174) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 6 pack bottle. Not really a stout. Not sure how they define it, however. Big thick, foamy light brown head. Smells breast and yeasty. Tastes of light caramel and a bit of nuts. Very light taste.
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AAEA (82) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 FL. OZ ($2.99) Pretty good stuff, not my absolute favorite beer but a pretty safe bet when options are limited. a very thick and bready beer. head is strong enough to hold a guitar pick on top without it sinking \m/ \m/
badpuppy69 (206) - orange, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mine was on nitro when rated. Pours a very dark brown/black with a super thick creamy head. Aroma is chocolate caramel malt with dark fruit notes and Vanilla with cocoa. Taste follows the Aroma perfect with a ultra smoothness to it. Awesome brew!!