bigguns22 (695) - Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the best beer Guinness makes to me. Pour is black with a huge tan head that is full of peaks and valleys and it sticks to the glass.aroma is sweet,malty and to yes hops.full flavored with a ton of butterscotch and caramel flavors.
eduardovl (865) - 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 ]
hotstuff (4139) - Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating on 11-21-2012 (Bottle) The appearance is a large frothy tan head that mostly diminishes, dark brown opaque body, very little carbonation observed, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, hint of hops, semi-sweet, dark fruits, and molasses. The flavor is molasses, roasted malt, bitter, hops, and a dry roasted finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is most quaffable and the ABV is well masked. I like how the flavors come together to make an enjoyable tasting beer.
jamesie1857 (1422) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Asda - Opaque, pitch black body with a huge pale tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and slightly bitter dark fruit. Medium body and medium carbonation. I like this, but having said that, I do most stouts of this strength.
berlinmany (224) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big, darkly roasted and burnt aromas above a heavy and very sweet malt base. Chocolate, coffee and alcohol take the stage. Some hints of fruit pop in here and there. Huge hop bitterness balances things out somehow. This beer is completely different from "regular" Guinness, so much so that they should name it something else.
GuideDogSaint (350) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. This is the 6.8% version specially brewed in Ireland for the Chinese market. Pours black with a dissipating beige head. Roasted aroma of chocolate and toffee. Bitter sweet finish. Will be going back for more.
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JimmyBoy74 (240) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl från Guinnessbryggeriet. Delar denna med Linda. Svart färg. Doftar rostad malt, kaffe, choklad och rostat bröd. Smakar bränt bröd och lite mjölk.
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"i’m not the type who thinks any form of Guinness is the be all end all of dark beer. quite the opposite usually. i think the average guiness i have rated is about a 3, with the best being a 3.4 (which is an "average" rating for me). that said, this one is hands down THE best Guiness I’ve ever had. More flavor, more hops, more balance. Just a good, high quality stout. Lots of roasted malt, chocolate in more abundance than usual, and a bitter hoppiness that a few friends thought was "off" but i enjoyed. my new favorite, easily. 2nd time - just as nice.
Cerbier (233) - - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,3l Flasche. Schwarzes Bier mit bräunlicher Schaumkrone. Angenehmer Duft nach Röstaromen. Schmeckt nach Röstaromen, Schokolade, Vanille undgeröstetem Getreide. Vollmunig und ausgewogen.
Bork (241) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tremendously rich flavor of coffee and roasted malt with some sour-sweet fruits intermingled. Long, deliciously bitter finish.
tedvard (26) - - SEP 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, one finger tan head. No swirling carbonation like normal Guinness.
Dark fruit, fruit cake mix, dates, molasses/brown sugar.
Sweet molasses, rich fruit, hint of peppery spice.
Rich, thick, well carbonated but not too lively. Longish bitter finish.
Lovely, complex stout. Much richer, sharper and flavoursome than standard Guinness.