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 (6297) - 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 (4152) - 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.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Usual Guinness appearance with perhaps a less fine bubbled, slightly darker, rocky island outcrop foam, than the regular draught head. Strong sweetish roasted malt, coffee and even hint of chocolate aroma. Some caramel sweetness comes through as it warms. Similar body and somewhat less smooth palate than the draught. Slightly less bitter more roasted malt start than regular Guinness. Strong black coffee aftertaste. Alcohol is quite well masked by the overall intense bitter flavours. Better than the regular bottled draft but some way short of the real draught and even further short of the Guinness Special Export (Belgian version)†which I think is one of the best stouts around.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At least this is stuff is real stout, not the thin black liquid that Guiness is usually sold as. Looks right on the money, deep brown/black, voluminous, tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate and burnt toffee. A little too strong on the burnt toffee for my tastes though. Nice full bodied mouthfeel, lingering burnt finish. Not my fave stout but it sh*ts all over regular Guiness.