nigos (623) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Porteresk toasty malt aroma. Almost jet black hue with a great light brown head and great lacing. Flavours of toasted malt coffee and chocolate, very dry and vary rich. Slightly soured so that its richness is not cloying. The best Guinness variant I have had.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think this only just recently was avaliable in the uk. It was quite nice, from what i can rememeber. I probably would buy again.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like this better than the nrmal Guinness. It has a little sweetness, and not as much of a metallic taste.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
almost black with a big tan head. roasty, chocolate covered rasin aroma. sticky burnt sugar flavours with a little sourness and a good balance of roast and bitterness in the finish. for a nice pairing try it with some pickles, rye bread and some good cheddar.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown . Dark deep bitterness . Very sound , majestic , aged ...? That could be the oak cask ? Notes of black winter oak bark , some chestnut . Nice aftertaste .
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with some tan head. Nose is very different, hard to describe. Nuts and some fruit. A touch of roast here and there. Big hoppy, juicy and maybe a little irony. A touch of tartness towards the finish and a good roasty bitterness. Dries up in the end. Very different than Irish Guinness and a welcome change I might add. I had serious trouble describing this beer, unlike anything I've had.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt hops and toffee flavor dominate this brew. The ffel is more oily than creamy, which makes this a surprisingly sharp contrast to normal Guinness. It is a good beer, but certainly different from what I normally expected.
RichardGretton (4110) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastes like lager mixed with normal Guinness, the result is too hoppy for my tastes and the aroma is strongly alcoholic. A disappointing stout.
hieronim (15) - Schenectady, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not very impressed with this. Like the Extra Stout with a funny taste. Still a good beer nevertheless. However woth a try, especially due to the fact itís only available in certain areas. Grab it if you can.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color, sweet chocolate and coffe aroma, roasted malty flavor.