hohops (126) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark appearance with a frothy head which diminishes steadily, some lacing. Aroma of chocolate, liquorice. Taste is sweeter than expected, with roastiness you would expect. A very good stout.
cagou007 (250) - FRANCE - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark color with a medium tan head. Nose is dark fruits. Aromas are roasted malts, coffee and caramel. Long and bitter finish. Rather drink the draught (lighter and more easy-drinkable) version.
WillemsUrenkel (311) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good looking 0,33 l bottle. Pours black and oily in the glass. Creamy light brown head. Dark berriefruits and toffee on the nose. Starts first with this fruity elements, shortly followed by dark creamy chocolade. Tastes only light alcoholic. Smooth dark malty, fruity sweetness. Yes!
kaser (2109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells and tastes like whiskey. Not like the guiness I'm used to. Heavy beer to get down probably from the off taste. Didn't enjoy this. Had from draft at Los Amigos in Jaco Costa Rica
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle date: unk
One in a three part Guinness-off
A: Pours a dark, nearly black-brown ale with a three finger head of mocha color and loose meringue quality. This falls to a thick quilt of the same leaving spotty lacing.
S: Vanilla, clove, sweet and dark malts, maple, brown sugar, hints of cinnamon and butter. This has the best nose of the three IMO. Complex and nearly like a Dubbel.
T: Roasty, toasty and leaps and bounds ahead of the other two offerings from Guinness. This beer is yummy. Caramel, toasted bread, hints of bitter hops, nicely integrated hazelnut flavors. Finish is long and strong with the flavors.
M: Medium body with low carb. Dry finish. Nothing special here.
O: By far my favorite of the Guinness offerings here in the states. I dig it. Well balanced, great nose and flavor.
Serving type: bottle
radve (2) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great stout. Aroma is coffee and roasty malt. Taste is very dry and balanced.
Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Better than their extra stout, this has a little more depth to it with a rich coffee taste that doesnít have a lot of bitterness to it.
BeerViking (2085) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, black with a fine thin beige head, light red fruit tartness and coffee on the nose, umami dryness, burnt-bitter, hints of gravy and plum, some roast coffee and a sourish almost acrid bitter finish.
anthony850 (208) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good mix of hops and barley very easy to drink.
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ruigo (862) - PORTUGAL - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black beer with a tan head. Very thick and creamy body, like a complete meal. Some coffee, dough and malts in the aroma and flavour. A bit bitter taste, but a very nice beer.