BobbyAnalog (327) - 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.
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.
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 (290) - 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.
mrjaxson (289) - .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.
DMLINAZ (284) - 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.
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.
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A foul aroma with a slight bit of malt, but mostly chemicals, corn, water. Taste is rather neutral, neither noteworthy nor offensive, with a fair bit of carbonation and a little sweetness. Watery palate, nothing lingers. Would not buy again.
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.
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I was able to try this as part of the Winter Sampler pack. First off, why is this beer, or any of the other Guinness brews stuck in a package with the disgusting Guinness Black Lager, I will never know. This has a nice vanilla taste, strong roast, and a hint of toffee. This is a great beer, and worthy of the Guinness name, unlike a earlier mentioned brew.