beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like Guinness on steroids - all souped up and ready to please. and please she does - there is extra roastiness and warmth and the body has the mouthfeel that most people are afraid that regular Guinness has - nice and chewy. Features the standard stout characteristics but then I thought perhaps some licorice too. Also makes you stand up and take notice with some bitterness as it goes. Nice.
NaturalIce (146) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Contrary to jimmack04, I feel carbonation is much less assertive. Definitely has tan head. Bitter aftertase, makes you want to come back for more.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small tan head. Dark roasted malt aroma. Flavor is quite different than the draught style. First
of all the carbonation is much more
assertive. You can also taste the
difference in the alcohol content. The
roasted malt flavor was also much more intense.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong buttered popcorn aroma followed by some alchohol. Wine like mouthfeel with a very dry finish.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Butter and dark fruits (plums and red grapes mostly). Deep black with an off-white head. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic flavor becoms a lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter finish. Medium-full body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: a strange fruitiness and slightly thinner than I expected, but still good.
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black appearance with a moderate beige head. The aroma is filled with tobacco and smoke. The flavor is very smokey with a bittersweet taste. There is a kiwi fruit and sour berry backbone. This was very different from your other standard Guinness stouts. Not the greatest but still enjoyable.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Massive off whitish head. Nutty, fruity, and tangy with smoky notes and the traditional guinness bitterness coming through. Sof on the togue. Very enjoyable.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Fantastic aroma; sharp fresh dough, really fruitcake-like. Jet black body with a veneer of coffee coloured froth for a head. Big malt and roasty flavours in this, but the slightly sour aftertaste is a bit of a suckerpunch.
caesar (4897) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black color, short brown head. Aroma of black and roasted malts, coffee with cream, chocolate, hint of alcohol, some artificial strawberry milky something. Taste is sweet, roasted malts, some sour creamy tone. Sweet sour aftertaste and slightly bitter with a sticky palate.
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma consists of heavily roasted malts (coffee/chocolate) and some cream or lactic essent. Opaque black coloured with a thin brown lasting head (not as creamy as the original guinness). Taste is heavily roasted malty, coffee/chocolate, again something creamy/lactic, quite bitter and too sweet. Even fruity this stout is. The palate is quite sticky.