grsing (2) - Mystic, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unexpectedly good for a Guinness. This is a bit of a taste of history, recipe isn’t supposed to have changed much for a century+. Roasty, malty, but with some hops. Bitter chocolate/coffee flavors, but very smooth. If you gave me a glass of this I would not think that it was a giant macro, but something very crafty.
beeard (5) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you ever thought Guinness would be nicer if it were concentrated down, this is the drink for you. Spicy, nutty and absolutely delicious.
IvanMoscow (13) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 30, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin foamy head. It doesn’t stay for long, and there’s little lacing on the glass. Smells of chocolate, malt and bread. Big taste of coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and licorice. A bit of bitterness. Medium mouth with some oil. Just a nice solid stout.
goofy34 (66) - Saint jean de vedas, FRANCE - MAY 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Au nez chocolat et café, plus complex au goût qur la guiness des pubs français. (Plus de café?!) Terreux et amertume parfaite. Sucré et alcoolisé...perfect
SlovakSniper (4716) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle from DuffMan. Thx Tony!) Une présentation quasi impeccable. Un nez de mélasse brûlée, de légère réglisse, de café, de charbon de bois et de vanille avec une timide touche citronnée. Un goût de malts noircis, de café vieilli et de chocolat sans sucre. Un corps arrondi mais souple. Une finale amère de torréfaction. Bien content de boire cette bière. Une surprise des plus intéressantes.
ianwelby (987) - SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black beer with a brown head. Richy, bitter malt smell. Chocolatey malt taste up front but there’s a dash of tangy, fruity hop in there to balance it a touch and some dark chocolate which comes through slowly just when I thought the flavour had petered out. Rich, tasty stout.
I_LUV_BEER (84) - - MAY 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served in a snifter from a 330ml bottle. Pours almost black opaque colour with a thick dark beige head which is slowly diminishing leaving nice lacing in the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, smoke, dark chocolate and molasses. Taste is ash, dark chocolate, molasses, smoked prunes, slightly sour finish. Oliy texture with soft carbonation. Extremely nice stout!
andrepintado (2479) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Color is dark. Head is medium and brown. Body is thin to medium. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter. Aroma is liquorice, caramel, chocolate, roasted.
BlackBeerPG (245) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste: rich toasted malt, slight fruit and spiced licorice notes with gentle hop in background. Dry toasted aroma.
Black and opaque, with a dark creamy head.
Hanoi (768) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Stunned it’s not rated, it’s often the only decent beer in a local shop. Nose is dark chocolate, toast, roast malt, light smoke. Taste is slightly sour, ash, chocolate, hint of blackcurrant and licorice, caramel, hint of yoghurt, prunes. Mouthfeel is oily.
It’s one of the few drinkable beers from St James’ Gate these days.
dchad56 (283) - - MAY 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - dark and dense with large frothy tan head. Only faint aroma - good mouthfeel, thick and silky, full of flavour with good bitter finish.