maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2012 Canned 26/04/12. A dark mahogany coloured beer with a widgeted thick creamy off-white head. A dry roasty aroma like its big brother. A similar taste too; maybe a bit more watery. Itís not obviously only 2.8% and is actually quite pleasant all things considered. Score 2.9
Subsequent ratings scored 2.7 and 2.9. Average becomes 2.8
jb (2153) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice sub for the real thing on a day with a long drive where I was not ready for much beer. A bit thinner and lighter but very good for 2.85%
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berkshirejohn (4396) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
440ml widget-can from Tescos. Pours deep ruby with a dense cream head; aroma of chocolate malt; thin and watery with a mocha flavour, grainy body; and a neutral finish. Not bad as an alternative to a real Guinness.
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Black, thin creamy head. Smells like hot chocolate with a slight savoury touch. Tastes bland to slightly unpleasant, mocha gets drowned out by a too watery mouthfeel. Not fantastic for me.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at home, thanks cgarvieuk! Deep brown/black pour, thick creamy nitro head. Nice nose of dark chocolate, hint of vanilla, big roast. Thin front, hints of dark chocolate, some coffee, some roast. Nice mouthfeel, nice roast dark chocolate linger, itís just a bit thin at this ABV.
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 (14062) - 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 (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, 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 (1246) - 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