madbaron99 (3) - SINGAPORE - AUG 14, 2002 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
sour and bitter.maybe its because iím a malt liquor lover.
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A just relative of the íKing of Stout!í very strong flovor with a true stout after taste!
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
More of the same faux coffee overburnt taste. Some alchol in the taste & smell. Redeeming feature is the high abv cf draft
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful roasted chocolate malt and creamy cheese…Rich dark coffee and caramel…When I found this in a tiny shop in the deepest jungles of eastern Costa Rica, the monkeys looked at me funny…
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve had this in the Bahamas and in Malaysia now. The Malaysian version was 8% and had the flavor right except it tasted like a shot of whisky was in my Guinnesss as well. The one in the Bahamas was 7.5% and while I couldnít taste the alacohol as much, it was still there. The carbonation was stronger than what I get in the US, and the malt flavors were much stronger. It didnít taste as good, but it was worth trying, especially if youíre in the Bahamas and it is as expensive as Bud.
pilsnerrogge (2397) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grey/brown huge head. Thick and tar-like. Long, intense bitterness. Not for the faint-hearted!
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like it. Has more carbonation than on tap. Good flavor.
BruceLeroy (110) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 8, 2002
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I absolutely agree with the sentiment of it finishing ítoo hotí. The bitter coffee taste is just a way too strong for my liking. If the coffee bitterness was toned down and the spices were more prevailent in the taste I would rate this beer higher. I have never have been much of a fan of Irish beers or the weird recipes they come up with. The higher than normal alcohol content is the only thing that saves this beer. I appreciate the comment about it tasting exactly like soy sauce. I would have to agree somewhat. WAY TOO BITTER!!!!!!! In my most honest opinion this stuff is overpriced crap masquerading as good beer.
Bakka (16) - Paris, FRANCE - APR 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick foam, light bubbles. Very opaque, more than the draught. Tastes a little coffee and molasses, quite bitter.
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The coffee aroma was there, along with a burnt/bitter aroma. The head was less than I expect from Guinness, but no widget, so it is par for the course. The taste seemed pretty harsh for a Guinness--no, the alcohol wasnít the problem, it was the burnt/bitter taste. A bit rough at times. Nevertheless, its a more than drinkable heavy, ígo-slowí beer. Barring taps, I prefer regular (widgetted) Guinness for the flavor.