Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought in Ireland. Dark malty aroma, nuts, oak, coffee. Dark, dark red-brown, with a recognizable head. Taste of bitter nuts, chocolate. Nice.
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Marianne and Kenni from www.g2b.dk for this one. Itís pitch black with a nice brown and creamy head. The aroma has notes of toasted bred, roasted malt and prunes. The flavour is delightful and the mouthfeel is oily. It has notes of bitter chocolate and licorice mixed with prunes, a bit of smoke, sweetness and oak bitterness. Itís a complex and utterly delightful stout!!
JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It is the best Guinness. Smells malt and smooth coffee chocolate. Real good brew. Drink this beer.
Ace81287 (10) - ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, bahamas, very dark beer, very strong robust flavor, coffee like flavor
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best of the Guinness range IMHO. More robust than the extra. Coffee, liquorice. Smoky finish, almost sour, warming aftertaste.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby highlighted black, lumpy thick tan head. Molasses aroma, bran muffins, dates. Full, lightly roasty flavor. Rum, kind of a chewy chalky quality. Alcohol apparent, but not aggressive. Iíve never met an FES I didnít like.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Purchased in Ireland at a local corner store. Pours a jet black body with a large, foamy dark tan head. Decent lacing. Nice winey (merlot), roasted malty, molasses aroma with some deep lying dark fruit scents. Starts off very bubbly. Bitter, roasted mocha, coffee flavor. Smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel. Alcohol can be slightly felt, but doesnít take away from the beer. Great finish. Very nice stout from Guinness. Much different than all the other IMO, I just wish I had brought back more than one home.
axelmonster (1) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 27, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Very rich, bread, chocolate, coffee, roasty.
Apperance: Pitch black with a tan head.
Flavor: Medium to heavy bitter, small hint our sourness, a little sweet. Excellent.
Palate: Pretty smooth, not as silky as other guinness brews, very lively carbonation and a long, bitter finish
Overall: One of the best beers Iíve tasted, definately a favourite. I recommend trying it with a bit of dark guinness chocolate (available at the storehouse or at the online shop).
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2007 Drank several of these on my recent Caribbean vacation. Dark pour with oddly bubbled head. Strong roasted flavor that seemed a bit different from regular Guinness. Taste was a bit sour, but pretty good once I got used to it. Stronger than regular Guinness for sure, as I got a very quick buzz. Overall, not bad, especially given the nasty Caribbean alternatives........
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle from ASDA] Black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, berry fruit, liquorice, some vanilla. Full bodied, some sweetness with a dry, roasty finish.