hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Trinidad version brewed by Carib and drank, lots of them, by the pool! Poured a black color with brown edges and an off white head. Roast, chocolate, some brown sugar sweetness, dark fruits, and a lighter coffee finish ... extra points for drinking by the pool in 90+ degree weather in March.
alcamp99 (68) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Roasted coffee notes with a bitter finish. Sort of like Extra's big brother.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
terrybail (555) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 12 oz bottle from Steve consumed St Patricks day 2014
Pours dark black as night with a giant frothy chocolate head it looks like a beer float
The aroma is awesome strong spicy malt chocolate and coffee
Wow nice and smooth lots of taste in between a stout and an imperial stout
Steve was right this is fantastic
And why can we not get this in Canada?
MartzMimic (72) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin foamy head. It doesn’t stay for long, and there’s little lacing on the glass. Smells of chocolate, malt and bread. Big taste of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and licorice. A bit of bitterness. Medium mouth with some oil. Just a nice solid stout.
traak (73) - FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
C’est vraiment autre chose que les cannettes en fer sont goût caféinée est excellent un bonne brunes
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sessionable like the dry stout, but quite a lovely beer. There is some nice honey, molasses and caramel along with the coffee and chocolate you expect in a stout. I’m surprised I don’t have a rating for this one already.
edsspoon (302) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 Pours completely black, with a big brown head which very slowly disappears. Aroma of alcohol, coffee, cocoa, caramel and smokiness with some spicy and orange notes. Tastes of coffee, followed by roasted malt and a strong bitterness. Medium smokiness and hints of paprika.
I find a lot of strong stouts overpowered by taste of alcohol, this is, however, incredibly nice.
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Deep, thick, & black, almost like used motor oil with only a hint of deep ruby shining through the very edges, topped with a creamy tan head that recedes over the course of a few minutes. Aroma has toasted malts & barley, very faint toffee sweetness, & a little bit of red wine. Taste has a bigger combo of roasted malt & dark fruit; prunes, raisins, & some bitter roast. Light caramel & toffee flavors in the finish along with a slight floral bitterness from the hops. Surprisingly dry finish. Decent, easily accessible beer from Guinness, though I still prefer the weaker Draught for its drinkability.
wabahoye (37) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is a reason this beer remains one of the most recognizable in the world...and one that can be found more places in the world than any other beer I know. In Asia, where light lagers rule, this is the one other style that is available. The one I’m drinking now came from a 7/11 in Bankgok...the only non-light lager on the shelf. Just sayin...
alobar (2715) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours tar black with a soapy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee. Roasted malt flavor with dark chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, and hint of Belgian sugar. Very nice beer.