mrjaxson (200) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flat out tasty. Pours to piles of fluffy foam. Releases a grainy scent that suggests the hop addition to the standard malt. Mostly sweet taste. If they served this on tap at my favorite Irish pub, the regular Guinness would never be ordered again.
grsing (2) - Mystic, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unexpectedly good for a Guinness. This is a bit of a taste of history, recipe isnít supposed to have changed much for a century+. Roasty, malty, but with some hops. Bitter chocolate/coffee flavors, but very smooth. If you gave me a glass of this I would not think that it was a giant macro, but something very crafty.
Osprey87 (531) - London via, WALES - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apr 2012. bottle at room temp. Strong, tangy, syrupy little bit ashy but not as much as the usual stuff. OK overall.
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is the most disappointing thing about it, a little coffee, chocolate and roastiness in general, but faint. Spicier and thicker than the standard Guinness, which is a welcome change. Combined with the higher ABV, this has a nice strong presence, a Guinness for hardier drinkers.
sjohnny (257) - - MAR 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Earthy aroma. Pours dark with thick, lingering head. A little fuller bodied than standard Guinness. A little bit of bite to it. Not bad, nothing to write home about.
BierFiend (76) - Theisberstegen, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown, with creamy thick tan head. Smells of roasted malt, coffee, yeast, and a slight sweetness. Tastes a little sweet on the front end with coffee and bitter on the back end. Creamy texture a full bodied on the tongue. The alcohol is well incorporated. Delicious beer, Guinness never fails.
Hercamund_Hops (29) - Rooster Poop, Nebraska, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 3/16/13 7.5% LOOK: very dark brown with mocha head NOSE: a little funk at first, then strong burnt coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, chocolate malted milk shake, just a hint of sweetness TASTE: VERY dry and bitter dark chocolate, cocoa powder, chocolate milk, very dark bitter coffee, almost like Iím chewing coffee grounds, strong tangy bitter coffee finish thatís lasts awhile FEEL: dry and bitter OVERALL: pretty dang good!!! ...Room temp ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bigguns22 (400) - Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the best beer Guinness makes to me. Pour is black with a huge tan head that is full of peaks and valleys and it sticks to the glass.aroma is sweet,malty and to yes hops.full flavored with a ton of butterscotch and caramel flavors.
ESBob (248) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. From a neighbor, so not sure how old the bottle is. Pours a nearly black with tannish cream head. Aroma is roaste malt chocolate. Taste is interesting mix of dark fruit, burnt chocolate bitter, but smooth in the finish. A nice stout.
beerman89 (35) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought at Asda. Aroma is raisin, mild hops, roasted malts with a slightly commercial gassy smell. The taste is dark dried fruits, sweet cream, roasted malts, and it has a gentle chocolatey bitter finish. It is full bodied, has a thick & creamy mouthfeel, but also has good carbonation and a lasting thick foamy off white head. Much better than the regular Guinness and good for a supermarket beer. I canít believe this has been under my nose all this time!