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Brewed by Guinness Nigeria
Style: Foreign Stout
Lagos, Nigeria

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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: unpasteurised.
Ingredients: Malt (containing barley); Sorghum; Maize; Hops.
The basis is an unfermented but hopped Guinness wort extract shipped from Dublin, which is added to local ingredients and brewed locally.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Pours opaque black with a light brown head that leaves some spotty lace behind. Odd aroma. Its fruity. Cooked raisins? Sorghum, I guess. I’m not sure I’ve ever dealt with sorghum before. Odd is all I can really say about it. Come different flavors than I’m used to as well. Dark fruit juice, smoke, lots of roast, and a bit of oxidation. Medium body, creamy, highly carbonated and dry. I nice beer. Thanks cgarvieuk.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11313) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle, bought in a corner shop in Vienna.
Pours deep mahogany with a nice, creamy, beige head. Aroma is lightly fruity, pleasant black currants, roasted malts, yeast and a little bit of oak. Good, creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is lightly tart, powerfully roasted. Some coffee and pleasantly vinious. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2008
325ml bottle acquired in trade with douglas88 (thanks!). Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, licorice and a trace of dark fruits. Tastes of roast, licorice, dark fruits, and coffee. Bitter coffee finish that balanced out the sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KiwiInTheUK (6) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008 does not count
Tried this first time when I was travelling in Africa and was a favourite while I was backpacking. Then found that you can buy it at many offlicenses here in the UK! It’s got a really great complex roasted taste, I personally like that so I have to give it high marks! Much tastier and less watery than regular guiness if that makes sense.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37272) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2008
Bottle 66cl @<a href=http://ratebeer.com/forums/thisted-kalder target=_new> Thisted Tasting by Maria.. Clear dark brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy malt bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (120408)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6688) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 Bottle thanks to Doppelganger. Pours a swirling black body with a mighty tan head on it that floats around like an ice cream float. The aroma is full of very sweet candies and roasted malts. When I first drank this I was quite surprised; the Nigerian version is quite different for sure; imagine a deep and musty Nigerian mineral deposit hidden in the jungle, they take bits of rock and minerals and mix them with Guinness to get this. Itís full of a metallic and mineral flavors, I think Iím good on vitamins for awhile. Also, the rich malts that you expect along with a sweet coffee finish. There is also the sorghum, which really sticks out as unusual. A bit of bitterness also. Wow. This beer is amazingly complex and so very different. I think that this beer is near perfect in the sense of being exactly what is should be, and not anything else. Just damn good and different. Thanks Casey. Rating #500. Re-rate: had this again in Ireland. Frankly, itís a solid beer. But my initial rating of 4.1 on 5/28/2008 would never happen these days. It is solid though. Massive minerals as I said.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
downender (6626) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2008 Bottle bought at Corks, Bristol 12/5/08. Jet black, with a tight, creamy tan head. Big aromas of milk chocolate, prunes, roast malt and astringent herbs. Flavour was light and creamy to begin with, before rum and raisin kicked in with bitter chocolate and a warming vinous finish. This is the most complex version of Guinness for me and is an excellent drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 25, 2008
Black/brown with a slightly reddish hue and a huge, creamy head, that leaves a nice lace. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, sweetness licorice and dark fruit. The flavour is full and nice with notes of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, bitterness, berries and dark fruit. Itís nice, but I think the European variety has a fuller flavour and body, but itís a while since I had one of those.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark deep chocolate coloured beer with a large foamy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Taste is strong. Notes of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, oak and hints of alcohol. Sweetness in the finish. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3519) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
Very deep brown of color with nice brown head. An aroma with notes of coffee, prunes and chocolate. A flavor with sweets, prunes and coffee.


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