ciaranc (388) - Dublin, - DEC 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, purchased in Dublin, brewed in St James Gate. Pours thick coffee black with a big frothy tan head, excellent lacing. Sweet roast malt on the nose, along with some grain and notes of plum. More roast malt in the flavour, some oats, with a mild twist of hop bitterness. Quite thick and slick in the mouth. More carbonation than the draught, but still quite soft. Not overly complex but very enjoyable.
Beersiveknown (1660) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Guinness storehouse, Dublin
Had this a number of times pre rating
Thick, dark ruby brown with fluffy tan head. Fairly sweet, full bodied, roast barley, burnt toast, umami richness, hops and chocolate in nose, smooth, low carbonation. Slips down far too easily. If only all Guinness was like this.
danlo (392) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours a black colour, with frothy foam beige head leaving some lacing and aroma of roasted malt & honey. Taste is sweet molasses, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits with a lingering bitterness. Initial milky mouth feel, medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry roasted bitter finish. Quite OK.
mtwhitney (135) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JUN 7, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cannot get this; where I live we get Canadian Guinness. Having it in England and it is brewed in Ireland. Wonderful. One of the best stouts ever. The aroma in the glass the next morning is like waking up to an Elizabethan garden. I kid not. Amazing next morning aroma.
Pizd (78) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle): Pours deep black with a tan head. A sweet, chocolate and coffee aroma. A great balance of bitter and sweet in the taste, almost like a chocolate coated coffee bean. Has a malty, bready, licquorice finish and a long lasting bitterness on the tongue. Prefer this to the draught guinness.
ads135 (1728) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not particularly different from the special export at least that I can tell from memory. Sweeter than I remember, though the sweetness is more molasses than chocolate.
PerMo (5) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very malty aroma. Fantastic Black colour. Nice smooth bitterness. Great thick mouthfeel.
zvikar (2068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, nuts, honey, caramel, some coffee, flavor of chocolate, malt, some coffee, medium bodied
kerenmk (1241) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black, opaque, beige head. Wine, a little roast, a little fruit, a little sugar and coffee aroma. Roasty, coffee, bitter taste. Full body, fizzy, roasty dry finish, less creamy than the usual Guinness.
DSG (3978) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, dark fruits and light roastiness. Sweetish and slightly acidic flavor with some chocolate, light roastiness, a bit of fruity notes and a drier finish. Medium-bodied.
djroehler (175) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with foamy off white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is slightly sweet, molasses, citrus, rich fruit, fig. Taste is roasted chocolate, prune like deep fruit, some toasty malt, smoke and bitterness on the finish.