Fashawn (179) - Montesarchio, ITALY - NOV 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ottima Stout. Buona interpretazione, completamente nera con una testa al colore del cioccolato fondente. Si lascia bere, perché in bocca non è cremosa o densa e l’alcool è nascosto bene. La carbonatazione è lieve, e porta alla bocca orzo e liquirizia, qualche richiamo di vaniglia ad in finale secco e amaro, addimicato e tostato. Buona birra.
HIGHB4LL (655) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford City. Appearance: 2 fingers dark brown head that lasts, dark brown-black color, great lacing, opaque. Aroma: roasted grain, chocolate, molasses, light grassy hops. Palate: medium-full body, soft carbonation, creamy and oily texture, bitter and dry finish, decent booziness. Taste: sweet malt, into boozy notes, then into a full bodied malt profile that turns roasted and slightly astringent, finishing with bitterness and light alcohol. Overall, palate is awesome, big tastes and aromas, very well balanced.
furthur (211) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, black need with light cardboard colored head. Aroma is oats and yeast, faint raisin. Taste is dark roast, raisin, bittersweet chocolate, molasses, faint metal, black coffee, malt vineager, finish is faintly dry, but not strongly. Palate is smooth, not thin, good carbonation.
BierMeHoos (154) - Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. Aroma and flavors of roasted coffee and chocolate. Probably my favorite Guinness they make.
eduardovl (940) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 650ml bottle served in a tulip.
A: Pours a deep black color forming a nice and huge beige head. Fizzing carbonation going up and some lacings left around the glass. Medium retention but the head never disappears completely
S: Good. Roasted malts. Coffee notes. Wood. Ginness hops. Alcohol
T: As the nose, roasted malts, coffee notes, wood notes, dark chocolate notes, earthy hops. A sweet upfront and a roasted bitter (considerable) aftertaste
M: Creamy body. Good carbonation. Sweet upfront. Molasses sensation. Aftertaste is dry and bitter
O: Absolutely drinkable. Great beer. Recommended
[ BA Review @ 6/23/2012 ]
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating on 11-21-2012 (Bottle) The appearance is a large frothy tan head that mostly diminishes, dark brown opaque body, very little carbonation observed, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, hint of hops, semi-sweet, dark fruits, and molasses. The flavor is molasses, roasted malt, bitter, hops, and a dry roasted finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is most quaffable and the ABV is well masked. I like how the flavors come together to make an enjoyable tasting beer.
jamesie1857 (1475) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Asda - Opaque, pitch black body with a huge pale tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and slightly bitter dark fruit. Medium body and medium carbonation. I like this, but having said that, I do most stouts of this strength.
GuideDogSaint (480) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. This is the 6.8% version specially brewed in Ireland for the Chinese market. Pours black with a dissipating beige head. Roasted aroma of chocolate and toffee. Bitter sweet finish. Will be going back for more.
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JimmyBoy74 (287) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl från Guinnessbryggeriet. Delar denna med Linda. Svart färg. Doftar rostad malt, kaffe, choklad och rostat bröd. Smakar bränt bröd och lite mjölk.
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"i’m not the type who thinks any form of Guinness is the be all end all of dark beer. quite the opposite usually. i think the average guiness i have rated is about a 3, with the best being a 3.4 (which is an "average" rating for me). that said, this one is hands down THE best Guiness I’ve ever had. More flavor, more hops, more balance. Just a good, high quality stout. Lots of roasted malt, chocolate in more abundance than usual, and a bitter hoppiness that a few friends thought was "off" but i enjoyed. my new favorite, easily. 2nd time - just as nice.