kaosmax4u (3) - California, USA - APR 10, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a persistent coffee colored foam ... Chocolate and coffee in the nose and a malty hoppy taste without any thick molasses creaminess ... Long refreshing finish
Cuso (2654) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost black color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dried black fruits. Taste, roasted malt, milk chocolate, coffee, licorice, dried fruits, toffee, biter hops, alcohol. Bitter hoppy finish. Tasty.
MaltOne (146) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an entirely different ballgame. Pours opaque black coffee brown with a massive and sustained caramel-beige head - like stiff whipped cream. Nose is coffee, treacle, brown sugar. Flavors carry through - the slight sour note associated with Guinness - near burnt toast finish. Chewy beer with a mouth coating viscosity. The nose and appearance are the notable features. The flavors is just fine just doesnít add many layers to the experience. And the fact that this sheds a whole new light on Guinness
suurjuust (605) - ESTONIA - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle as Guinness Original
Black beer, brown head. Bready, malty nose with some roast and licorice, smoke. Taste is pretty close to the nose, but with more bready malts and roast. Simple, but decent.
hens (197) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,33L bottle. Sour smoky, too much alcohol on taste. Dirty , filth. Stranger Guinness. Sour mead with alcohol. Not so good.
dredmond (148) - Long Island, New York, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
drank from 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle at Zane's house, potent aroma, strong color, smooth palette, barley notes complements the hop blend
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hfmejias (352) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured Deep, Black with a beautiful frothy tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma of coffee and toasted malts combined with some dark fruits. Very well balanced taste tangy hops and malt sweetness, the ABV is noticeable. some chocolate notes. Very good beer, loving it.
chinchill (585) - South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 ounce bottle from Ireland served in a snifter. As almost anyone reading this already knows, this is a near black brew with a towering, creamy, beige-hued head with very good retention and attractive lacing.
Smell: Sweet caramel and dark roasted barley nose with hops, mild alcohol esters and a hint of coffee.
Taste: Richer than I remember, this has a load of dark, roasted barley with a bit of dark fruit and toffee, a hint of coffee, and a touch of smokey molasses. Eventually, some earthy/herbal hops join in, making for a good sweet/bitter balance.
Mouthfeel: Medium+ body; medium-light carbonation; nicely soft and creamy
O: Surprisingly satisfying and flavorful given the standard/common Guinness.
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This pours jet black with little or no head. This is a sweeter version of the proper guinness.
This doesnt have the creamy complex taste of the original Guinness.
This is a pale copy of the original.
radio_nowhere (417) - Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from winter variety pack into pint glass. Dark black color with a finger of fluffy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt sweetness with some coffee, dark fruit, earth and chocolate notes. Taste is a more intense take on the aroma with a pleasant hop balance. Rich body, creamy with roasty finish. Tastes like pushing Guinness to the next level. My new go-to Guinness, good stuff.