yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
27.5 cL bottle. Pours black as it should, creamy white head, as it should. But rather quickly disappearing. Aroma is only vague malty but sticky sweet. The do produce cane sugar on the island, I assume a lot of that has gone into this brew. Slight earthy aroma as well. Not the most pleasant aroma imho. Flavour is honestly just bad: sticky sweet and sour bitter at once with a sticky bitter finish. This is FAR from the normal Guinness, but it seems to be popular on the island - itís available everywhere. I guess the Barbadians find this a good match to the sweet cajun food.
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Turks & Caicos airport. Very sweet and syrupy. Dark, bitter. Good malt/hop balance. Itís like the Extra Stout available in the USA, only on steroids.
Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a bubbly, not creamy head, with a good bitter aftertaste, and a kick at 7.5% alcohol. good for the hangover.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated 5/6/07: What an enjoyable stout, I wasnít expecting it to be this good. Poured a thick black with a decent head and ample amounts of thick sticky lacing. The aroma was bitter and filled with nice roasted malts. Thick mouthfeel that is full and satisfying. The flavor is chock full of dark roasted malts and a strong bitter quality, slightly nutty with decent traces of coffee and chocolate. A wonderful find for an unseasonably chilly spring night.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2007 330ml bottle. Aroma is mod/heavy burnt molasses and coffee. Large rocky, creamy, mostly lasting light brown head. Black except for dark red/amber just at the edges. Moderately bitter and salty with an average finish. Palate is light to medium body with a soft carbonation. A very good stout that surprised me since I canít stand American draught Guinness. After a week in Curacao drinking polar and amstel this was an awesome find on the last day. Why canít I just find this stuff in the states!!
garthicus (2712) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2007 I just cannot rate this beer on its own merit, pours flat, aroma is tasty but the taste and aftertaste is awful, I cannot see anything positive about this beer
Malt and coffee nose, initial sour bite which soon melts into a coffee finish, small but stable head, very enjoyable
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet compared to regular extra stout... very similar to Dragon Stout from Jamaica
theisti (3276) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at csbosox KC tasting 4/14. Bottle provided by csbosox, thanks Chris! I had wanted to try this one for awhile, and I pretty much begged Chris to pull it out of his cellar. I owe you for this one! Pour is black, with very thin tan head. Aroma is boozy, with some roast coming through. Taste is sour, with a bunch of carbonation, which surprised me after the pour. Throughout the taste, this one is hot alcohol. The finish has some tangy sweetness. A very unique brew, this one had a flavor profile I hadnít seen before.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Extremely dark brown pour with a thick and creamy light brown head. The lacing is solid and thick. Aroma is decent with lots of chocolate syrup and licorice. The body is fairly creamy. Has subtle dark chocolate flavors upfront. Middle develops lots of licorice and salty flavors. Some metallic flavors are evident as well, leading to a roasty, bitter and salty finish. Overall itís extremely salty, and not too quaffable.
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours the typical black with khaki head. aroma roast, expresso, black currant, and a hint cocoa. taste is much the same with a hint of the guiness tang and bit spice to the finish. this is better and more bold than the extra available in the states.