Dacrza (571) - 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...
loubar (136) - Los Gatos, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2015 12 oz bottle. Clear, dark brown color, medium beige head. Nose of char, roasted malt, coffee grounds and a bit of sherry.Taste has some roasted barley, black coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Fresh carbonation, medium mouth feel. Some sweetness perfectly checked by the bitterness. Loads of flavor, yet balanced and somehow drinkable. Alcohol completely hidden. Strong and good.
beertholomeus (1041) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a khaki head. Roasted malt, earthy hop, caramel, toffee and a sweet funk aroma. Chocolate, earthy hop, sweet funk, caramel, toffee and roasted malt flavors. Medium full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate, malt and herb finish.
danielecamo (632) - ITALY - MAR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In bottiglia da 33cl. Aroma di torrefatto e liquirizia non molto intensi. al palato corpo rotondo, alcool percettibile e sentori di liquirizia e torrefatto puliti ma non molto intensi.
blackflag321 (545) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting but kinda old school but I guess that should be expected with an old classic. Full bodied, creamy roast coffee and barley.
boyntonliquors (19) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a world class beer using an old Irish recipe which has the wort/mash exposed to wild yeasts. This along with the use of high quality barley malts and enough hopping to please an American palate makes this beer a surprise find from the Guinness Brewery which is owned by the Diageo Group (read Smirnoff). The beer is made to transport and because of this cellars very well and even bottle conditions which producing a great Irish stout.
MattyDTD (1) - Ormskirk, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The way Guinness should taste!
I pick up a hint of dark fruit such as cherry or raisin in the aroma along with a slight peatiness. Very full bodied and creamy. Gorgeous beer.
Moravius (703) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flasche (33 cl) vom Asia-Mekong-Supermarkt, Berlin. - Pechschwarz; dunkelbeigefarbener Schaum. - Nase dunkelmalzig (Mokka) und sirupartig süß. - Antrunk süßsäuerlich dunkelmalzig. Die Röstaromen sind etwas flach, das breite dunkle Malz dominiert, aufgelockert durch deutliche Säure, lakritzartig. Hopfenherb aber wenig hopfenaromatisch. Mild rezent, weinig schwer, weich im Mund. Im Abgang noch mehr fülliges dunkles Malz, durch genügend Hopfen im Hintergrund bitter abgerundet. - Sehr malzbetontes, schweres Stout, weniger gut gehopft und weniger komplex als bessere Stouts.
DIBBLE (41) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 330ml bottle. Roast malt and licorice aroma and flavour with some caramel. Thick medium longevity tan head coats the glass marking each sip. Mouth feel is dense, carbonated, mildly bitter and dry.
redders1974 (98) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok stout not as dry as regular Guinness strongernin alcohol and flavour coats the tongue not a session beer but nice as one of two at home
leebotton (272) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet caramel aroma hinting of burnt sugar and super sweet dates. Lovely thick cappuccino mocha head and extremely dark ruby liquid. Flavour is burnt grains and dark fruits, otherwise quite clean. A little watery but easy going for its strength and satisfyingly nutritious seeming.