TomTron (391) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear, deep amber with pretty much no head. Aromas of wood and some yeast. Flavor is a bit more on the malty side, but also leaves a bit of funk on the tongue. Some caramel malts come through as it warms in the scent but the flavors arenít changing too much. Is the secret ingredient chalk? Not a big fan of this one.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tried this on a whim. The bottle may be the best thing about this beer. 330ml bottle poured a nice reddish hue, off white fizzy head. Aroma of cardboard? Sweet, malt, caramel, bitterness lingers at the end.
scooterbub (864) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from variety pack. Pours a dark brown with a two inch tan head. Taste is of malt, caramel, hops, pine, some citrus and the normal Guinness flavors are there. Similar clean aroma. Has a mostly full body and a slightly bitter and dry finish. Easy to drink, satisfying and quite enjoyable. Well worth having again.
Nephilium (1392) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild sweet caramel aroma, pours a reddish amber with a thin off-white head. Mild caramel taste, with a hint of spices, very thin mouthfeel. Not much going on here, itís a drinkable beer, but Iím not going to pass up the myriad of better Christmas ales that are out now.
mrjaxson (306) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Maybe I got a bad bottle, but nearly everything on the label is the opposite of reality. The only part of the description thatís accurate is the color. This is not full-flavored, has minimal body and no roastiness, and has no vanilla notes. Maybe the next bottle will be better, and Iíll have to rewrite this entry.
elad (12) - - DEC 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good beer! Nice roasted barley flavor with a hop taste at the end. I dig this beer too bad itís only available in a variety pack. I would love to be able to buy it in a 6 or 12 pack!
Bricktop86 (582) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear ruby red with a cream head. Aroma is earthy and slightly fruity. taste is inbetween the black lager and extra stout.
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bold aroma and deep brown pour with a strong roasted barley taste and lingering mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Lukaduke (2326) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep caramel color with a couple fingers of eggshell foam. Aromas are pure maltiness with an ever so slight cardboard stale hop presence. On the palate its alot of the same, nothing overly off putting just a stale malty beer without any great flavors. Touch of bitterness on the finish cleans up the caramel sweetness.
DMLINAZ (301) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tolerable but not especially good. To me thereís something off about it, or just uninspired; I was expecting more from Guinness, especially considering the brewerís description. OK as an amber ale.