Dacrza (693) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: August 1, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Guinness pint... OCCASION: watching scrapbooking with Shan--sweet memories... APPEARANCE: velvet black body, dense and appreciable; thick brown head that laces beautifully, as a doily,, almost symmetrically around the glass... AROMA: nice lactic impact; hops are less profiled--oat, peat and sugars are prominent... PALATE: high and hard, warming and medium-bodied; full at the throat...TASTE: slightly chocolaty and pleasantly milky; unlike the draught, a hardened smoky finish that demands attention; hops are well-placed, coupling with the malts to present a substantial, complex stout... OVERALL: the less-requested Guinness again reminds me why the road less traveled in beer circles often makes the more rewarding difference...this beer delivers with a welcome heft and an ABV that belies its enjoyable sip. A shame this beer does not accompany the "three beers strong" mix pack--trade the Harp for this? In a heartbeat...
Nick998 (5) - Southend on Sea, Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours black and oily with a lovely deep tan head like a good gypsy tart. Muscovado sugar and liquorice aromaís, malty and chocolate flavours with mild bitter finish, medium dry. Excellent stout.
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little sweeter than the draught. Bit of the licorice flavor. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
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SteveOrz85 (137) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle served in a tulip glass. Slightly chilled. One finger medium tan head, Plenty of lacing. Beer is dark. Aroma has malty notes of toast and hay. Beer is robust with light sweetness and medium bitterness. Primarily roasted malts with light notes of chocolate and coffee as well ass nuts and toast. Medium bodied beer with an almost oily texture and average carbonation. Lightly bitter finish. Overall great stout. Didnít even know existed.
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma is liquorice, coffee, chocolate. Taste is similar, with roasted malts, some milkiness, surprisingly watery for this ABV. Surprisingly high carbonation as well. A classic, but not my favourite.
hatzer (37) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good stuff this dark choclatey no bitterness smooth creamy head.
Cadburys choclate with espresso nice
GenkiGonzo (776) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. black pour with a coffee coloured head. Aroma is milk chocolate with caramel and hops. Very smooth and rich, nice complexity.
Johnsense (1080) - - OCT 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black pour, huge head. Sweet taste and aroma of Molasses, wood, black liquorice. Fairly bitter, thick body with a dry mouthfeel.
Flanfl (362) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - OCT 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body, small lasting brown head. Aroma of molasse, chocolate, liquorice, light roasted malt and coffee. Flavours of roasted malt, coffee, light dried fruit notes, some liquorice, Good bitterness overall. Medium bitter finish, slightly dry.
haukur (1517) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a brown head. Aroma is molasses, chocolate, cereal. Palate is a bit too dry, loads of coffee and dark chocolate. Decent but a bit all over the place.
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->English pint. Black with massive tan head. A: choclate malt, lite nuts, grains. T: chocolate and roasted malts, underlying hop bite, grains. Good. Not as smooth as standard Guinness, but more interesting.