Theydon_Bois (12870) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home (BOE) 11/10/12 (birthday beer #2 !).
Irish brewed bottle.
Mid black with a big frothy coffee/tan head that subsided after a few minutes but retains well. Decent lacing ensues.
Big roast malt nose backed up with a good dose of barley, some toffee notes, slightly medicinal/TCP, a little wood and a puff of smoke.
The medicinal and smokey tones immediately hit you in the taste. Roast malts are more secondary.
Medium bodied with a little spritzy carbonation leading to a slightly smokey dry finish. The alcohol is fairly well disguised.
Better than bog standard bland Guinness but wouldn’t actively seek this out in the future.
arcraw (20) - - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It ha a taste of litte small lepricon that jump around in your mouth. Really pleasant. A good brew!
altonbrownd (3953) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in France. Dark brown body big tan head. Nose sweet and roasty and malty. Taste is chocolate, malts, cocoa, roasted. Vanilla in the finish.
guzgorog (483) - FRANCE - AUG 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noire, mousse chocolat.Nez chocolat au lait et café. Bouche café et chocolat, malts grillés. Amère , corps onctueux, légère acidité. La réfèrence ...
Senka (921) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 8, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
FTA. This is a reminder to self not to purchase it over and over again. Only Guinness I can drink is the one that comes form tap in at least England. All others are equal to Corona and other similar trademark names.
DwarfeD (1673) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at our holiday home in France. Dark brown with a small tan head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet and bitter tones. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, ripe dark fruits and herbs. A tasty stout.
SangreSani (218) - Głowienka, POLAND - AUG 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing beige head and perfect lacing.
Black coffee and chocolate in aroma.
Chocolate flavor. Sour and sweet taste.
Medium to high body.
Very good stout.
jredmond (6384) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled in Ireland with Linh, Scarlett and family. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thick tan head. Mouthfeel is medium with notes similar to other Guinness variants - light cocoa, soft roast and faint lactose/milk character. This seemed to have a bit more sweetness behind it.
SeniorZozo (303) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brussels. Interesting but kinda old school but I guess that should be expected with an old classic. Full bodied, creamy roast coffee and barley.
weordie (367) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a really thick tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee and a little chocolate. Taste is of charcoal, peat, roasted malt, toffee with just a hint of bitterness.
kjoannak (31) - - JUN 24, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Just excellent strong rich stout!.......................................