Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
275ml bottle, by way of Montego, Jamaica. Deeply roasted, black malt in the aroma, along with lighter notes of licorice, prune, dark chocolate, toasted bread and earthiness, has certain burnt and dark fruit characters lurking in the background. Quite intriguing. Mostly black in color, only showing some dark brown around the edges, and with a very fine, lasting, khaki head. Flavor profile is roasty, charred and bittersweet, with suggestions of anise, cacao, espresso, woody smoke and dark, dried fruit in the background, closing on a drying, lightly bitter note. Features that particularly unmistakable Guinness malt twang. Active on the palate and supremely easy to drink for the style, mostly because its so tasty, body is medium. Thanks to my wife for risking life and limb to fetch this from outside the port town she visited recently. Only $1200 + tax for the 2 sixers! (That’s in Jamaican dollars.)
cheap (4529) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this at the RB Pgh Halloween Spook-tacular Tasting/Drunkfest fall 2013, nice time at Hornydevil’s place, thanks James & Michelle! Nice clean malty aroma. Really dark. Some co2 in there. A little strong but never over the top. Has some of that metal flavor inthere. Good over all stout. No widget in this can.
Inbreak (2758) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 25.11.2011, 0,33l bottle @ hotel room, Constance Ephelia Resort Seychelles:
Lett fyldig sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, sjokolade, karamell, kaffi. Lett fyldig sødmerik smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, sjokolade, kaffi, karamell, gras og vanilje. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Grei.
Wim (3092) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on holiday in Kenya 0.50l bottle black colored body with an off white head and a roasted malt hoppy aroma a roasted malt hoppy fruity taste with a alcholic bitter finish
tnkw01 (1316) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep, dark color. Some off white head. Taste was Guinness with molasses in it. Aroma was sweet, corn syrup.
Imaena (2038) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I drink this frequently as I travel to KE and TZ several times a year for work. The additives give a lot of off flavours in this that you do not have in regular draught Guinness. I have tried it in Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Malawi in addition to TZ and KE and it is the same brew in every place at 6.5%. Sometimes brewed by Bell’s brewery in Uganda, sometimes by KE breweries, and sometimes by Serengetti. I like the west african version better. Still its the best beer going in the horn of Africa.
ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pours a deep, opaque black, with a large beige head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves good lacing. The aroma is fairly muted, with moderate espresso notes and some faint lemon and herbal hops notes. Prickling citric hops up front give way to some espresso and dark chocolate notes. There is some pleasant bitter cocoa in a drying finish. A fairly simplistic stout, but (since mine was brewed under licence in Dar es Salaam) I would have no hesitation in pronouncing it to be the best beer made in Tanzania, although this is emphatically not a huge compliment.
luttonm (2962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
300ml bottle in South Sudan. From Kenya. Sweet, ruddy black malts with a distinct sour tinge. Strong bodied stout, with some hop bitterness. Really quite nice, and unexpectedly good break in this tiny town I’m in.
DYCSoccer17 (3481) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased at Progressive Foods in Montego Bay. The aroma on this is really interesting. It’s super spicy and peppery, with some of the underlying roasted and toasted malt character. Some metallic character is also there, with some anise making a strong showing, too. It’s Guinness, but totally different. Opaque dark mahogany body with a medium, creamy tan head that is strong. Attractive. Starts with lots of anise an licorice character. Becomes leathery and somewhat roasted in the middle. Strong anise character also comes through later with a bit of a saltiness on the palate. Spiciness is present late. Super gnarly...not a huge fan of all the anise, though.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle drank from the bottle. Pretty much regular Foreign Extra with something slightly sour and a little more hops. I would drink it again though given the chance. Much better than the free Red Stripe at the resort.