beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark black in colour with thick creamy toffe coloured head. spicey coffe flavours, peperry aroma. Can notice the difference from big brother is more carbonated and not as thick.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Poured a black coffee like color with a medium light tan head. Aroma was a tad smokey. Flavor was the same with a semi sweet taste at the end. This was very different Guinness not as good but okay. "
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 33cl bottle from Sainsbury. Black in colour with thin beige head. Attractive roasted malt aroma with choc/coffee and roasted raisins. Grainy dark, bitter choc. Bit of heat from the alcohol. Bit of sourness and liquorice. Nice finish has dry burnt flavours. Overall a pretty good strong stout
gdub171 (30) - USA - JAN 4, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little dissappointed. A decent stout, but nothing extrodinary. It lacked the form of the draught guiness.
oldrtybastrd (3367) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark brown color. Aromas of chocolate, espresso, and a scattering of hops. Flavor is bold bitter roast malts with a smooth chocolate like finish.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nearly opaque black/brown. Thin beige head that hung around. Very roasty aroma...lotsa maltiness, mostly burnt and bitter. Flavor is no different with even more "burnt offerings" like coffee and chocolate. The abv is slightly noticeable, but not by a bunch. Better than the draught....but again, not by much.
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ll prefer the draught version to this, a bit to "thick" both as the flow of the beer and the flavor. Not as much of a "meal" beer as I find the draught to be. A bit more malty than I care for as well.
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Found this in Russia, canned, in a 6.5% version. Not sure if this is the right FES to rate it as, and I forgot to check where the can was from, but I’ll put it here for now.
Pours an opque black, with a foamy, medium sized brown head.
Aroma of roasted, almost burned malts, burned sugar, and bitter dark chocolate.
Rather sharp and somewhat sour flavor of heavily roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, strong coffee, and hops, with a tangy, bitter alcoholic finsih.
Fairly smooth palate, but nowhere as creamy as the standard draught guinness.
A good guinness, but a bit too sharp for my taste. Goes well with dark chocolate though.
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2012 Guinness is a very good stout, though not better than Murphy’s. It has a very strong chocolate, ashes and coffee aroma.
Drink it along a piece of meat with a strong sauce, or maybe a salted cold fish like herring.
tplindler (37) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this in Yerevan, Armenia from a bottle. Dark as the common draft, with a browner head and a sharper taste. High alcohol (the bottle said 8%). Thick and chunky as a Guinness should be. Quite good overall.