Dacrza (837) - 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...
Tjomleif (110) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl. Bottle. 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.
abirres (58) - Salamanca, SPAIN - AUG 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vierte negra opaca con espuma cremosa de color beige de muy buena retención. En nariz destacan granos tostados, malta chocolate, en un fondo con ligeros toques a vainilla y crema de whisky, ligeramente ahumada, tabaco. Sabores de entrada a malta tostada, agrio característico sin ser muy prominente, de final seco y ligeramente amargo con cierto retrogusto a palo de regaliz.
g_georgiou (473) - CYPRUS - AUG 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, caramel. Taste is sweet and light bitter. Light roasted coffee.
CraftBeerNick (1880) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home in Barbados, 17th August 16. Can’t believe I have not rated this before. Pours a thin black ale, some visible carbonation. Aroma is roasty, ashy, slight metallic. Taste is complex from the start, ash, tobacco, cocoa, roasted malts, liquorice. Really nice stuff.
Saeglopur (1670) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Meinl am Graben, Vienna, bb 04/02/17.
Black body, with a big, creamy, lacing, brown-beige head.
Aroma of tiramisu, caramel, coffee, cocoa powder, some vanilla, slight dark fruits.
Tastes of coffee, caramel, cocoa powder, vanilla, some wood, some liquorice, slight dark fruits.
Medium, very creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes roasty-bitter, quite dry, with coffee, cocoa powder, liquorice, wood, subtly sweet, a bit alcohol warming.
Tasty. Quite sweet, but well balanced, with enough roastiness and a lovely coffee/caramel combination. Great smooth, creamy palate. Very good style example, fully aromatic, but really quaffable at the same time. Another proof that this is one of the very best macro breweries.
Cajun (346) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours black, creamy tan head. Curious aroma of coffee, burnt pancakes, chocolate syrup, and funk. The flavor is better, and somewhat typical of stout, maybe a little on the sweet side.
alexmate (59) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has similar roasted flavours to Guinness original, but a less bitter lighter fruitier taste. Flavours are of blackcurrant, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, malt and some mild brandy type flavours. Good stuff would try again.
Price paid: £1.89.
peponi (1430) - Mainz, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: roasted dark malts, red dried fruits.
Appearance: jetblack and brown head.
Taste: smoky notes, roasted dark malts, red fruits, bitter chocolate, bonfire, semi-dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, roasted finish.
Overall: Great FES, really smooth and balanced.
Mishnok (73) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 330ml bottle. Black with big head. Tastes of liquorice, malty, raisins and chocolate. Good body and much a much nicer stout than Guinness Original
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Alex60 (185) - - JUN 14, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur marron trouble, texture épaisse, farineuse, mousse légére et onctueuse beige, odeur sur le grain de café, goût sur le café, le caramel dur, amertume présente en fin de bouche, pas trop fan