Pershing (477) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours Dark Brown into an English Pint Glass. Small tan head that dissolves quickly but a little lingers around. Sweet Malt aroma. Medium body with some slightly bitter roasted barley. Dry Finish.
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.
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TomTron (382) - 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.
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Itís like Guinness Foreign Extra Stout that has been kicked in the balls. The obligatory Guinness creamy mouthfeel is replaced by a fizzy, meandering consistency. There isnít that special pop from the Extra Stout, either. The Generous ale comes off as more of a seasonal phone-in than an artisan offering. Still, itís perfectly mediocre rather than awful.
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.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark amber red color. Thin off-white head. Aroma of malts and bread. Flavor is watery malts. Not much character. Like a thin red ale. Thin in body. Not much there for me, but not terrible.
mrjaxson (298) - .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.
Velkyal (296) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a beautiful rich mahogany with a half inch of off white head. Aroma is a lot of sweet caramel with a grassy note and a background of spiciness. Taste wise, the sweet caramel again comes to the fore, with a touch of toastiness and some honey, finishing off with a nice noticeable but unobtrusive hop bite. Nicely balanced and medium bodied, smooth and tasty, surprisingly good.
COMRADEJOSH (294) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A dark brown ale characteristic of the guinness look. Taste vaguely of spices with the toasted malt. Good beer both nothing that makes it outstanding for a holiday beer.
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
English pint. Dark chocolate with some head. Hint of coffee and chocolate in the nose, has a sweet smell. A hearty beer, roasted coffee taste but the after taste is a bit watered down.