Theydon_Bois (5318) - The íSham, Surrey, - 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 wouldnít actively seek this out in the future.
anthony850 (88) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good mix of hops and barley very easy to drink.
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ruigo (633) - PORTUGAL - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black beer with a tan head. Very thick and creamy body, like a complete meal. Some coffee, dough and malts in the aroma and flavour. A bit bitter taste, but a very nice beer.
Davhgbrew (731) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Finally had this brew in bottle at wob cap hill. Big malt up front. Way more than reg guinness. Still full bodied and smooth, but with a slight skunk taste which Iím not crazy about.
wvufisherman (2) - Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
coffee, toast, black, cloudy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, thick feel, lively,
jinroh (74) - ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330 ml bottle from Shinanoya @ Shibuya. Pours dark brown with a nice brownish head - and that head stays. Aroma is completely unbelievable - sweet dried dark fruits, roasted bread, melon. Love it! You get the same flavours also in taste - plus many more. There is some burnt bread, dried fig fruit - ending up in a long, bitter and dry aftertaste. I like this on much more than usual Guinness, too bad this one is not so easy to find! Will definitely drink it again!
lachrymalisis (331) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
good. thick body, lightly sweet on the finish and mid-palate. classic flavors, creamy and tasty.
MrHangover (1793) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown beer with a medium sized, beige head on top that leaves fairly quick and leaves little lacing. Aroma is light coffee, chocolate and molasses. Flavour is bitter with chocolate notes and has decent carbo going on. Flavour lasts long and bitter. Thick, creamy and oily mouthfeel. Quite ok.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can from Bohemia shared thanks to hornydevil. Pours dark with a tan head. Big roasty aroma. Tastes like ash. A bit too roasty for me.
Philym (338) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black with 3 finger thick tight tan head.
Aroma: Toast, grassy/hay, caramel/toffee.
Taste: Low sweetness and sourness, high bitterness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, light/medium body, low carbonation, very astringent and very bitter lingering finish with tobacco like taste.
Comments: Tasty and nice glass lace. But extremely bitter finish.
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. aroma was of over roasted and burnt malt withnot much else. Flavor was of feet, and very bitter over burnt black patent. Hard to chocke down.