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 (411) - 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...
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/08/2011: Guinness Foreign Extra Stout... Aroma: Smokey; roasty malt; just a hint of butter. Appearance: Very dark; average dull tan-colored head. Flavor: Roasty, slightly meaty smokiness; tinge of alcohol poking through; herbal bitterness in the finish. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth. Overall: Wow, this beer was nothing like I expected and is really pretty good, if not great; I look forward to having another one soon!
11.2 fl. oz. bottle (Best before L0244GF001 08:19; 7.5% alc/vol.) enjoyed at Peaches in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Rating #1000 for this beer.
cards04 (1202) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a thin black with off white head. Aromas of lactose and chocolate. Some nice bubblegum too. Chocolate and milky flavours. Coffee finish. Good stuff
northropfrye (1710) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Cards04 for sharing this, even though I brought it from Ireland to share with you. Well, anyway, have you ever read James Joyce’s Ulysses? Neat book. Long, though. This beer is dark black with off-white head, but hell, what stout isn’t? Sweeter, a bit hoppier, and more flavourful than regular Guinness. Nice, but not world-changing, just town-changing, I’d say.
Dan269605 (136) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the best offering from Guinness, similar to the regular Extra Stout, roasted malts, coffee, fuller body, perhaps a little sweetness in the finish.
estpiwo (1161) - ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black body, creamy head. Smoky and coffee aroma. Smoke in the aroma, coffee also, full. Nice bitter aroma. Good.
rodenbach99 (2801) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une bouteille de 330ml meilleure avant le 26/01/14. Une superbe robe noire avec une mousse beige collante. Un nez fort invitant de malt grillé, de rôti, de chocolat. C’est riche et agréable. La bouche est agréable avec ses notes de mélasse, de malt rôti, de malt grillé, c’est très rôti. La texture est riche. (Bue à Paris).
NikkTwist (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Fado. Billed as a "Product of Ireland" so presumably a proper St.James? Gate brew. Dark pour but without the cascade. Lots of lace. Noticeably higher ABV. Bit more dark syrupy caramel. More liquorice too. Otherwise, what I would call, a proper Guinness. Bizarre that after the millions of Guinness drafts I?ve had, I somehow missed this. Definitely a bigger mouthful. Good stuff, but ultimately feels like a a syrupy Guinness.
xblanchard29x (15) - Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20