alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2008 Small off-license in Dalston, London E8.
St James Gate Brewery, for export to UK or Belgium/Holland judging by languages on bottle. For me, better than the Nigeria version, the increased subtlety leading to a deeper and more complex feel. Dense and moderately sour.
I have grown to prefer the nigerian version, over the course of the last year.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, dense, heavy head. Almost tarry. Dark roasted flavors. Quite rich. Good stuff.
obguthr (4585) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malt and molasses aroma. Black color, thick tan head, good lacing. Coffee, bitter grass, and sour cherry flavors, which donít go so well together. Smoky finish. I like my stouts sweeter, but this is a classic.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/7/08. Bottle Costa Rica. Very few notes. Denser stronger fuller bodied. Less dry. Sweeter.
kapusta (88) - Dover, Delaware, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island. Strong roasted flavor, but much winier and stronger than expected. I tasted raisend and a roasted flavor, which I really enjoyed. The 7.5% abv made a relaxing nite-cap.
cjw163 (109) - hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle from at the Nassau airport... wow what a surprise. this was actually brewed in NASSAU!! good start and then the aftertaste was horrible. left a very heavy iron taste in your mouth. Was very disappointed that this was called a Guinness.
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from ASDA. Opaque black with a decent tan head. Powerful roasty aroma with a touch of sweetness. Flavours of coffee, charcoal with a long, bitter finish and some warming alcohol. Very good.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Pours black with tan, tight frothy head. Aromas of coffee, malt, and caramel. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, some chocolate and hops with a slightly bitter finish. Very rich smooth palate. One of my favorite stouts from Guinness.
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straight black pour with the lightest ruby reflects. Fat, lasting tan head of irregular shaped bubbles. A rather complex fruitiness develops in the aroma which hints at blackberries and black cherries along the usual coffee and liquorice suspects. On the tongue, liquorice grows to take more room, making the fruits more subtle and the whole thing less juicy than expected whereas soft coffee roastiness comes along for the finish. A rather solid offering, perhaps feeling a bit fatty and certainly very sweet as its bitterness comes only from the malts apparently. The constant alcohol presence is also not something I dig particularly.
dwyerpg (4869) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A sugary light coffee aroma. Flavor is dry and hoppy and bitter but also has a light sourness to it as well, shich isnít good. Still, pretty good stuff.