punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, with a tall, rocky, tan head. The aroma is roasty and dry with some slight raisiny sweetness, a touch of brown sugar, oatmeal, a little semi-sweet chocolate and some peppery noble hops. The flavor is mildly sweet with a sort of muddled blend of dark fruits, semi-sweet chocolate, and oatmeal with a slightly bitter roasted malt finish. Very smooth a creamy body but a little on the thin side and the carbonation is soft but plentiful. Vast improvement over the terrible Draught.
Maxbier (361) - Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark nearly black with light tan head. Aroma is light roast coffee and ethanol. Roasty burnt-bitter flavor. Acetic bitter in the finish. Are these inconsistent? Did I get an "off" one? Perhaps if someone else is serving one of these Iíll try it again, but Iím not giving Diageo any more of my money. I remember it tasting better than this. Nice glass bottle, Iíll save that one for homebrews.
Garrold (1613) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Asda. Nearly black. Thick tan head. Dark fruit. Black treacle. Some woodiness. Light sour notes. Taste is metallic, tangy bitter, that lasts an age. Quite dry, too. Viscous palate. Finishes tart, dry, and very bitter.
tomer (1755) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, stable dense brown head, deep brown head with some red hues, aroma of dark chocolate with brown bread and cocoa, flavor of dark chocolate with some roasted notes, cocoa and chocolate cake, light pleasant bitterness, extremely smooth, medium bodied. Highly enjoyable stout.
davidtjm (515) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is with a head, aroma is caramel, malt, sweetness. Taste is malty, alcohol, toffee, bitterness, some sweetness, light bitter finish, body is medium, carbonation is soft. Good
Trystan148 (18) - FRANCE - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I would say I prefer "classic" Guiness from Ireland, but this one is also good and reminds me the true one. Crafted is from far better though
Fashawn (168) - Montesarchio, ITALY - NOV 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ottima Stout. Buona interpretazione, completamente nera con una testa al colore del cioccolato fondente. Si lascia bere, perchť in bocca non Ť cremosa o densa e líalcool Ť nascosto bene. La carbonatazione Ť lieve, e porta alla bocca orzo e liquirizia, qualche richiamo di vaniglia ad in finale secco e amaro, addimicato e tostato. Buona birra.
HIGHB4LL (636) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford City. Appearance: 2 fingers dark brown head that lasts, dark brown-black color, great lacing, opaque. Aroma: roasted grain, chocolate, molasses, light grassy hops. Palate: medium-full body, soft carbonation, creamy and oily texture, bitter and dry finish, decent booziness. Taste: sweet malt, into boozy notes, then into a full bodied malt profile that turns roasted and slightly astringent, finishing with bitterness and light alcohol. Overall, palate is awesome, big tastes and aromas, very well balanced.
furthur (196) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, black need with light cardboard colored head. Aroma is oats and yeast, faint raisin. Taste is dark roast, raisin, bittersweet chocolate, molasses, faint metal, black coffee, malt vineager, finish is faintly dry, but not strongly. Palate is smooth, not thin, good carbonation.
BierMeHoos (144) - Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. Aroma and flavors of roasted coffee and chocolate. Probably my favorite Guinness they make.
eduardovl (925) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle served in a tulip.
A: Pours a deep black color forming a nice and huge beige head. Fizzing carbonation going up and some lacings left around the glass. Medium retention but the head never disappears completely
S: Good. Roasted malts. Coffee notes. Wood. Ginness hops. Alcohol
T: As the nose, roasted malts, coffee notes, wood notes, dark chocolate notes, earthy hops. A sweet upfront and a roasted bitter (considerable) aftertaste
M: Creamy body. Good carbonation. Sweet upfront. Molasses sensation. Aftertaste is dry and bitter
O: Absolutely drinkable. Great beer. Recommended
[ BA Review @ 6/23/2012 ]