TheBeerGenius (154) - Pittsburgh, PA, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a good beer with a lot of flavor. It has a nice coffee aftertaste that lingers a long time.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - MAR 12, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 8% alc, brewed in St.James Gate, Ireland. Light brown thick head, glass sticking and mostly lasting, black colour. Very wide and complex aroma, cookie, molasses, toasted wood, coffee (coffee grain, dark coffee drink), melted licorice, vinous. Roasted grain, coffee (espresso fullness), woody-oaky charachter in taste. Creamy and full mouthfeel, full body, moderate bitterness, finish lightly astringent.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Totally black with firm beige head.
Fruity aroma with tones of fruit bonbons.
Sweet flavor with raisin tones an heavy bitterness.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby colour, almost but not quite opaque, with a light off-white coloured frothy head. Roasted and almost smoky coffee and chocolate aroma. Lots of roasted character comes through in the flavour, with coffee and a caramel and smoky bitter finish. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well there lads and lassies, let me tell you a tale of going to St. James Gate and having a private dinner with the Siklver Fom himself. Now you may wonder who indeed this may be, but let me tell you that all SO many years ago in the winterland of the eighties Guiness and Bass came upon us on draught here in this netherland and noe other that he Silver Fox from Said brewery was here to promote the affail; Not only that but many free pints were pouredd and my former wound up in the lap of said Fox. So I roll forwarsd to 1989 and I'm there at the brwwery and having dinner and who should sit next to me but himslef? Amazing. I decide that after drinking Guinness ALL DAY w/o a buzz I wil try the FES, To which the Fox say yes. I enjoy most completely ... and then want a nap.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
My version had something wriong with it I feel. A very metallic bitterness that it just not pleasant. The nose is great with good earthy chocolate overtones but the taste is a real disappointment. Must try asnother elsewhere in my Asian travels.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick pour. Had a rocky head. A bitterness from the roasted malt rather than hops. A lot stronger alcohol taste than the regular Guinness and more flavorful.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like chocolate syrup with a creamy, brown, rocky head like the crema of a good espresso. The first note in the aroma is a rich, coffee-like malt, followed by a burnt caramel bitterness. Very full body - not at all watery like Guinness Original or Draught - with warm malt flavours and a slight sourness. A strong bitter character grows into the long finish.
Gr0ve (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intensely black. Sour, smokey, roasted coffee. Bitter Chocolate. A great beer to end a cold chilly day with.
presario (4423) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly sour smokey aroma. Strong, almost sour, dry licorice flavour. Very dark. Average head.