Dacrza (448) - 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...
traak (69) - FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cíest vraiment autre chose que les cannettes en fer sont goŻt cafťinťe est excellent un bonne brunes
bitbucket (2155) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sessionable like the dry stout, but quite a lovely beer. There is some nice honey, molasses and caramel along with the coffee and chocolate you expect in a stout. Iím surprised I donít have a rating for this one already.
edsspoon (59) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours completely black, with a big brown head which very slowly disappears. Aroma of alcohol, coffee, cocoa, caramel and smokiness with some spicy and orange notes. Tastes of coffee, followed by roasted malt and a strong bitterness. Medium smokiness and hints of paprika.
I find a lot of strong stouts overpowered by taste of alcohol, this is, however, incredibly nice.
tectactoe (1067) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Deep, thick, & black, almost like used motor oil with only a hint of deep ruby shining through the very edges, topped with a creamy tan head that recedes over the course of a few minutes. Aroma has toasted malts & barley, very faint toffee sweetness, & a little bit of red wine. Taste has a bigger combo of roasted malt & dark fruit; prunes, raisins, & some bitter roast. Light caramel & toffee flavors in the finish along with a slight floral bitterness from the hops. Surprisingly dry finish. Decent, easily accessible beer from Guinness, though I still prefer the weaker Draught for its drinkability.
wabahoye (18) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is a reason this beer remains one of the most recognizable in the world...and one that can be found more places in the world than any other beer I know. In Asia, where light lagers rule, this is the one other style that is available. The one Iím drinking now came from a 7/11 in Bankgok...the only non-light lager on the shelf. Just sayin...
alobar (2595) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours tar black with a soapy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee. Roasted malt flavor with dark chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, and hint of Belgian sugar. Very nice beer.
hockeybeerguy (578) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
She pours a pure dark black color and leaves the same colored body with a two and a half finger tan foamy head. The head must have lasted at least a good three minutes. What a show I had just watching the intricate bubbles pop out from the sides of the glass into the head while a light foamy lacing appeared as the head dissipated.
The smell has a great combination between the chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and barley.
The taste has all of the previously mentioned smells in the flavoring combined very nicely.
On the palate, she sits a medium on the body with a slight watery feel. It still felt pretty good on the tongue.
Overall, Iím pretty much blown away because I didnít think this was going to be this good.
ElectroMod (76) - - FEB 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Asda Queensferry. Pours completely black with a thick tan head. Strong malty chocolate aromas which carry on over to the taste. Also picked up a hint of demarra sugar in the taste too. Soft carbonation and oily mouthfeel which goes down nicely. Horrendously overlooked as the best beer Guinness produce, very nice.
SHIG (3405) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a black with tan colored head. Sweet strong caramel malt aroma. Nice roasted malt, caramel and molasses hints.
AKORN (79) - Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark pour with good head. Malty, chocolate with a mild sour aroma. Similar to aroma. Good beer