FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Danís. Pours the classic Guinness black/cream head combo. Aroma is Guinness again, with creamy coffee grain, chocolate and maltyness. Taste is identical. Feels a bit dead in the mouth, though has a good body for the ABV. Decent.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
In can, thanks Craig. A black beer with a thick and creamy light tan head. An aroma of chocolate and roasty malt. Similar flavours of chocolate and roasted barley with lingering caramel also. Very easy to drink. Thin compared to the regular version with a creamy mouth-feel.
cgarvieuk (12237) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at home ... deep red black ... thick cream light tan head ... metalic roast malt nose ... creamy body ... soft mellow malts ... light roast ... low bitterness .. light fruityness ... little thin but not as much as i expected ... soft toffee roast ... hint of chocolate ... again think metalic hint ... its ok.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Criminally, cynically overpriced 4 pack from Hinckley Tesco- the only tick Iíll be getting tonight. I do still occasionally drink Guinness- had a case left over from my wedding, and I enjoyed its chilled brainlessness. That said I made most of it Jamaican with a shot of Appleton. This tax-evading, lower alcohol run-off is in even greater need of a slug of rum to lively it up; vapid, indistinctly mocha-hinting like the milkiest, most watery coffee imaginable. The pour foams and swirls like a mad wizardís potion. A distant sniff of coffee through that thick, unmoving Gillette collar. Mild-like; oddly mouth-filling. Donít really miss the alcohol, or the flavour because its no more or less bland than standard Guinness. In summary, Guinness- but 2.8%.
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
can with a nitrid bomb, brand new beer because of new low law duty for beers until 2,8alc.(I thing) little bit caramel aroma, but not strong. Nice avalanche effect and afterwardsstable 1cm brown head. quite dark. light sweetness, lightly to medium dry bitter, light body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long strong caramel finish, not a bad light beer. might find a space on the market
omhper (18329) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at OíNeills, Dublin. Near black, rich creamy head. Mildly roasty nose. Dryish, creamy and light bodied. Some roasty coffee - a bit diluted compared to Guinness Draught, but still functional. Good for a low alcohol.
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2010 Black body with big, lasting white head. Smooth but not as full-bodied as regular Guinness. Was actually comparatively watery and thin. Aroma of roasted malts. Tasted very bitter. There was also a heavy coffee taste with caramel and chocolate notes. Finish was bitter. Average.
pumpmaster (1052) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at the 5th floor bar at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin Ireland. Too watery, they call it 5 & drive.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On nitro at the Guiness Store House. Opaque black with creamy nitro head. Aroma is sweeter roast, fruit nuttiness, a little milky. Flavor is sweet roast, a little bit more watery, coffee, tobacco and ashy Guiness flavor. Watery, light body. Not as good as actual guiness, but fresh and nice.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2194-20090523] Tap. Mild roast grains aroma. Black body with a thick very long-lasting creamy mocha head and some lacing. More coffee up front in the flavour with bitter roasted grains and nice toast notes. Medium-full body is a tad watery. Nice, a little more bitter than the regular.
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