Hiero (52) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a solid beer and the first "real" beer many college kids venture into when they want to try something different. Many of them consequently run back into the arms of a near-frozen Bud, but others branch out to try new things. In college this was the pitch black grower of chest hair that only strongmen could stomach. Now it seems fairly tame, with a simple dark coffee flavor that finishes fairly smooth. This is a must-drink gateway beer before trying more complex dark beers.
Miked1687 (222) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet hoppy Aroma. Dark dark brown. Pretty light bodied with higher carbonation. Taste is hoppy bitter, lots of roasted malt, Sweet. A little eh.
skoisirius (1192) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím really just not a Guinness fan. If I want a stout, I want something thick and black and not watery. But it is famous. I hear it drinks best in Ireland.
GIJOE (131) - Monterey, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a moderate tan head.
Aroma is malt with a metallic hint that comes through in the flavor as well.
Flavor is malty sweetness with a kick of astringent bitterness that is surprising at first but grows on me.
Medium body, lively carbonation.
Not bad, but not what I expect from a stout.
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delamie6 (20) - - APR 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Guinness is a very dark brown almost black looking in appearance. It gives off rich smells of licorice. It is a very filling beer but it is pretty strong. I am not a big fan of the beer.
Wordsworth (85) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured in pint glass. Dark brown nearly black with a light khaki finger head. Too cold to get a proper nose. Taste is mostly roasted malt with a hint of espresso. Unremarkable. Decent but wouldn't seek it out.
phaleslu (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Root Cellar. Pours a deep brown, mostly opaque, with a small beige head that settles into an uneven film and leaves a few streaks of lace. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, walnuts, toffee, and banana bread. Flavor of dark chocolate, roasted malts, earth, nuts, and cola. Light-bodied, with a dry, roasty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Bitter finish. A little metallic note in both flavor and aroma. A little disappointing. Iíd take a regular Guinness.
MikeJslc (474) - Utah, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
20 year old bottle. Dark brown, clear, off white head. Bready malt with chocolate, light roast, nutty. The roast is greatly diminished in this old bottle.
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hopmelt (37) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Pours very dark brown, half finger thick khaki head nice lacing. Roast malt, earthy floral hop, very faint bitter sweet chocolate and coffee, a bit of toffee on the nose . Taste is big roast malt, slight earthy hop bitterness, toffee, and the slightest hint of dark chocolate and coffee. Roast malt dominates throughout. Medium body, low carbonation, dry finish. Overall good, wouldn?t seek it out, but worth drinking in the Ides of march.
makomike (11) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee, roasty, smoke.............................................
beertholomeus (75) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a creamy tan color head. Smell is malty with some chocolate. Chocolate malt taste with some bitterness. Full body with a dry bitter finish. Decent.