IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Haha. American Guinness sucks. This pour was thick dark black with a full tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt and chocolate. Full body with strong flavors of roasted malt, cocoa, slight coffee, and a slight bitter finish. Very good. Would buy again.
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 Dublin brewery.Yes, this is much better than the draught style, much more character. I poured this one a little on the cold side, so I am having a hard time with the aroma- after swirling a bit I am getting some creosote, faint hop background, malt wort. Taste is bitter and dry, strong roasty presence, a bit like old coffee grounds. Finishes out with some astringency. Pretty good for such a commercial beer, just crosses over into the territory of beers I will drink with regularity.
*addendum- after closely inspecting the bottle, I found that this was actually brewed in Canada, in spite of the Dublin , Ireland claim in larger print.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK
Creamy and soft palate. Some alcohol but well hidden in malt and coffee notes
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Josh: Pours a silky black with thin white head. Aromas of sweet chocolate, cream, and oak. Taste is of strong chocolate, cream and that classic "Guinness" flavor. Finish is dy with that same "Guinness" flavor. Thanks Josh.
LeopoldT (90) - Lazarevac, SERBIA - APR 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís a great stout ok. Strong coffee flavor and coffee aroma. Dark colored head,bitter finish. Overall a great stout
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely frothy head,light chocolate coloured head,dark opaque ale.Aroma crisp cocoa coffee.Smooth roast coffee and chocolate flavours,almost velvety.Made the bottle last out,had a grittyness,finish roasted bitter coffee,chocolate.Great stout to be sure.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blackish color with a hint of amber topped with a thick tan head and quite a bit of lacing. Roasted malty aroma. The flavor is that of burned chocolate and malts with a rich, bitter mouthfeel. Itís OK but I prefer the standard Guinness
anders37 (23005) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Best before í05. Pours a black color with a tan head. Roasted malty and a slightly fruity aroma. Smooth roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a malty roasted finish with some fruity hints in the aftertaste.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4/07 tasting. I picked up several of these while on port on a Carribean cruise. I had the Irish brewed version on the ship and it tasted the same. Aroma is roasty, with an acidic sour tang. Taste is sweet, roasty, tangy. Reminiscent of regular Guinness with more sweetness, more body, and a nice tang. Wonderful.
ElGaucho (2391) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle aboard Celebrity Galaxy cruisliner originating in Civitavecchia, Italy. Sweet, malty stouty aroma. Very nice. Sweeter and richer in the nose than regular Guinness. Dark, large, rootbeer float-like head. Quite different than the cascading, tight bubble appearance of regular Guinness. Excellent lace. Molasses and higher alcohol. Definitely sweeter than regular Guinness. Pretty good. A little dry, but the best beer on board the ship.