beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This foreign stout pours an eclipse black color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized tan foamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. A medium bodied Foreign Stout. Malts are roasty malts, chocolate and coffee. Lots of burnt malts, a touch of smoke and some vanilla. Smooth taste. Nice beer. Hides the 7.5% alcohol well. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
labologist (56) - Disley, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A strong dry malty stout, with a pale beige head. Tasted in Kenya on a cool evening.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (Ireland). Dark brown, almost black, large rocky tan head. Big chocolate and roasted malts, bit of alcohol too. Flavour is very bitter malt, alcohol. Harsh on the palate, little thin and bitter.
mabjork (669) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botteld. (Cameroon version). Black in colour. Medium sized beige head. The aroma is that of roasted malt. The flavour is stron ag consists f burnt malt. It has a sweet and malty aftertaste as well.
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2009 Bottled (Cameroon version). Dark brown colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is sweetness meeting toffee, roasted malts and some coffee. Very sweet flavour, with caramel and roast a long way under the sweetness. Alcohol is also to be noted in the sweetness. Quite different Guinness FES, and definitively different than the Nigerian version. Sticky palate. 6 5 5 3 11
Canned (Mauritius version, 7.5%). Quite much deep amber colour with mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is rather sweet malty, grainy as well as some mild roasted notes. Flavour is also quite much the same. Not very pleasant 5 3 5 3 10.
peterbier (6) - st. martin, AUSTRIA - AUG 5, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
i realy enjoyed this version of guinness.
it´s a good alternative to a coffee in the afternoon to some cake´s.
it´s fully of dark malt aroma and coffee, also tastes very fruity, a real full body.
great beer with a lot of tast in it!
TBone (12535) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled Cameroun version (BB 10/2006).
Opaque black color, creamy tan head. Weird sweet, sour milk mixed aroma. Condensated milk flavor and then typical FES roasty malty flavor. Quite different to Nigerian version, much sweeter and much less enjoyable.
Now two beers from Cameroun sampled and rated but still lacking the country :)
MarkoR (504) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious stout. Very nice color, creamy head. Somewhat chocolaty, hint of coffee. It helps, of course, that I bought the bottle at the Guinness Storehouse, in Dublin, while on a superb trip to Ireland.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewed in Lome, Togo. Very week aroma, somewhat chocolatey. The color is a dark brown, with a nice light brown head. The flavor was that of a dark roasted coffee with some hints of a Mexican mole like spice. The mouthfeel was lighter than I expected. Not bad.
konair1 (66) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed locally. Bottle. Pours dark black color. Creamy long-lasting tan head. Notes of hazelnuts. A very good crafted beer that has a nice balance to it.