larsga (7293) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big brown coarseish lasting head. Black body goes dark brown at edges. Burnt licorice aroma, quite faint. Deep dry burnt licorice and coffee taste with a sweetish background and chocolatey, peppery notes. Traces of pine needles. Quite sharp. Some alcohol heat. Mid-bodied. Long, dry, burnt minty aftertaste. Easily the best of the Guinnesses. (0.33l bottle, SuperValu, Dublin.)
patricks110 (2419) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hnads down one of my favourite beers. HArd to find on tap. Kilkennys Irish Pub Calgary. Nice jet black colour.. Firm and dark white head. Great beer.
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ home. pitch black colour, brown creamy head. very malty nose, very fizzy and sticky, coffee and treacle flavours with a bitter finish.
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very rich flavour of chocolate and roasted malt with almost a burnt quality to it. It was almost too much for me but by the end I really enjoyed the smooth richness of it.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was fizzier than I like my beer to be, but itís very tasty. It has a rich, deep, spicy, oaky taste. Not as good as Thornbridge St. Petersburg or Brewdog Riptide, but very enjoyable in its own right nevertheless.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a foamy brown head. Aroma of burnt barley, chocolate and malt. Flavors of roasted barley, malt, coffee and soured guinness come out in this one. More depth than regular guinness, but not as nice as the foreign extra.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Togo. Thick and sweet smelling, with almost no head. Tastes like burnt toast, sugar, prunes. Slighty odd metallic/ hoppy finish. Could be that the malts donít cover the alcohol well.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in London, UK, imported from Ireland. Pours black with a reasonably persistent tan head. Strong aroma of cream and chocolate malt. Full on flavour of roasted malt, coffee, blackcurrant and dark fruit. Very smooth on the tongue. Coffee comes through more strongly on the finish.
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours near black with a thin, tan head. roasted malts, barley, raisin, expresso, treacle, ashy finish.
charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a light tan head. Has a malty aroma with some coffee and chocolate notes. Also a good bit of diacetyl. Taste is similar with some dark fruits. A bit too roasty for me, though and has a an ashy finish.