mikeschuld (52) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good thick head and a dark almost black appearance. Starts out with some great roast aromas with a light hint of chocolate and toffee notes. Flavors include the same but with a slight added root beer flavor as well. Very good dark sugar flavors and very complex. Leaves a slight malty lingering bitterness.
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle date: unk
One in a three part Guinness-off
A: Pours a dark, nearly black-brown ale with a three finger head of mocha color and loose meringue quality. This falls to a thick quilt of the same leaving spotty lacing.
S: Vanilla, clove, sweet and dark malts, maple, brown sugar, hints of cinnamon and butter. This has the best nose of the three IMO. Complex and nearly like a Dubbel.
T: Roasty, toasty and leaps and bounds ahead of the other two offerings from Guinness. This beer is yummy. Caramel, toasted bread, hints of bitter hops, nicely integrated hazelnut flavors. Finish is long and strong with the flavors.
M: Medium body with low carb. Dry finish. Nothing special here.
O: By far my favorite of the Guinness offerings here in the states. I dig it. Well balanced, great nose and flavor.
Serving type: bottle
radve (1) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great stout. Aroma is coffee and roasty malt. Taste is very dry and balanced.
Hiero (80) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Better than their extra stout, this has a little more depth to it with a rich coffee taste that doesnít have a lot of bitterness to it.
BeerViking (1825) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, black with a fine thin beige head, light red fruit tartness and coffee on the nose, umami dryness, burnt-bitter, hints of gravy and plum, some roast coffee and a sourish almost acrid bitter finish.
anthony850 (91) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good mix of hops and barley very easy to drink.
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ruigo (649) - PORTUGAL - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black beer with a tan head. Very thick and creamy body, like a complete meal. Some coffee, dough and malts in the aroma and flavour. A bit bitter taste, but a very nice beer.
Davhgbrew (752) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Finally had this brew in bottle at wob cap hill. Big malt up front. Way more than reg guinness. Still full bodied and smooth, but with a slight skunk taste which Iím not crazy about.
wvufisherman (2) - Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
coffee, toast, black, cloudy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, thick feel, lively,
jinroh (88) - ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330 ml bottle from Shinanoya @ Shibuya. Pours dark brown with a nice brownish head - and that head stays. Aroma is completely unbelievable - sweet dried dark fruits, roasted bread, melon. Love it! You get the same flavours also in taste - plus many more. There is some burnt bread, dried fig fruit - ending up in a long, bitter and dry aftertaste. I like this on much more than usual Guinness, too bad this one is not so easy to find! Will definitely drink it again!
lachrymalisis (331) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
good. thick body, lightly sweet on the finish and mid-palate. classic flavors, creamy and tasty.