eelbasher (189) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours jet black with a mocha colored head. The aroma is huge roasted malts, bitter coffee, earthy hops, and some chocolate. The flavor is somewhat bitter and astringent. Coffee and roasted malts steal the show, but lingering chocolate in the finish. Nice brew and easy to drink
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft from guinness factory, dublin. pours black with tan head. aroma of coffee, hay, leaves. tastes of chocolate, coffee, cherries, bread, hay. elegant roast. palate is full, silky, and chewy. best guinness and stout i’ve had.
DylansDad (290) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full flavoured and full bodied. Just the right amount of bitterness poking through the roasty malty body. Well done.
patxa (160) - MEXICO - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Mexico. You know we all always complain about big companies and their capacity of making great beers. Well this is the exception to the rule. Great roasted hops aroma. Very good looking, thick and solid in mouth. Nice smoked taste and palate even if there is a léger alcoholic kick back there. Some standard chocolate and coffee notes also. For winter yes, but good for all seasons.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
creamy yet roasty somewhat acrid aroma -- not unpleasant, just assertive. some bread-like notes. color is black, with a thick, rocky tan head. bitter roast flavor. dark roasted coffee flavor. fairly heavy on the tongue. bitter and rich. bitter finish. bitter aftertaste. not easy to perceive anything beyond the roast and bitterness. a very special brew.
dnicolaescu (404) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 33CL Irish.
Head: coffee, big, frothy, avg. retention. Colour: virtually black.
Aroma: fairy rich, roasty, slightly smoky/peaty, coffee, malty, some alcohol, sweet, licorice, vanilla.
Taste: pretty dry, even slightly salty, raosted with a decent bitterness.
Delicious, dry and roasted stout with and intense aroma and taste.
wimpyjoe (2265) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black with a small head. Full-bodied and heavy in the palate. Has a light aroma.
kapusil (437) - HUNGARY - AUG 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33l bottle. Pitch black body, light brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Taste of chocolate, coffee, cream, reisin and some vanilla. Medium-full body, very nice creamy texture. The finish has a nice hop bitterness.
AbbeyRoade (188) - Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alcohol is too noticeable and body could be thicker to me. Smooth, yes, but a bit lacking in chocolatey and/or coffee (typical stout flavor) for me. Not as good as the regular Guinness Draught.
Dacrza (409) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: August 1, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Guinness pint... OCCASION: watching scrapbooking with Shan--sweet memories... APPEARANCE: velvet black body, dense and appreciable; thick brown head that laces beautifully, as a doily,, almost symmetrically around the glass... AROMA: nice lactic impact; hops are less profiled--oat, peat and sugars are prominent... PALATE: high and hard, warming and medium-bodied; full at the throat...TASTE: slightly chocolaty and pleasantly milky; unlike the draught, a hardened smoky finish that demands attention; hops are well-placed, coupling with the malts to present a substantial, complex stout... OVERALL: the less-requested Guinness again reminds me why the road less traveled in beer circles often makes the more rewarding difference...this beer delivers with a welcome heft and an ABV that belies its enjoyable sip. A shame this beer does not accompany the "three beers strong" mix pack--trade the Harp for this? In a heartbeat...