MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
My Bottom Line:
Roasty edges become mild acidity and fruitiness in this anemic Dry Stout.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the brown-edged black.
-Leafy hop bitterness can be found if you wait for it.
-This is a great example of what nitrogen can do to a beer. Drink this non nitrogenated Guinness and then try the tap version on nitro. Same base beer, except the conditioning. This one lacks character at best. Yet carbonate it with a generous helping of nitrogen and it becomes a more-than-passable whipped cream version of a Dry Stout.
-Drinkability remains high because of the dryness.
Bottle, as Extra Stout (in Ireland).
PintjeFritz (116) - Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Industrial beer, no information about the malts, hops or drinktemperature on the labels.
A black beer with light brown head, smell is roasty, light bread, flat carbonation, light bitter, light body, oily,
(I have 0.33l bottle with batch L1304F11000 and best-before 01.17)
Majek (678) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUN 8, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown colour, medium stable head. Moderate aroma of dark malts, roasty and slightly chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and slightly sour. Over medium carbonation. Low to medium body. Average stout.
mithe (1454) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(can 0,5l) (brother brought from Ireland)
Aroma: Light malty, light roasty, light coffee.
Appearance: Black color. Medium, light brown head.
Taste: Light sweet, roasty.
Palate: Light-medium body. Long dry finish.
Overall: Average stout.
Tokyo9 (250) - GERMANY - JUN 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hop, spicy, roasted and sweetness in aroma
Very thick, firm bubble
Hop and mint in flavour
But dry, less sweet finish
Thatís Guinness. Unique.
ArtificialCyst (413) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAY 28, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank as Guinness Extra Stout. Aroma: Dark chocolate, roasted malt, pumpernickel, light hoppy spiciness and metalic notes. Appearance: Not very dense head, quite high, quite durable, body is black. Taste: Watery, mineral, some pumpernickel notes, chocolate, caramel. Palate: Body is medium-low, finish is semi-sweet, carbonation is medium.
Patrickctenchi (5851) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby-black with a big, frothy tan head.
Scent is mild chocolate....grain malt.
Taste is light chocolate roast.
Mild, light....but malty.
deanso (8424) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from Sainsburys.
Thick creamy off white head. Clear black pour. A decent stout
Wim (3551) - Weelde, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At my home along with Yves black colored body with a white head and a coffee malt hops aroma a coffee malt hops bitter herby taste with a slight bitter finish
Avetixz (90) - GERMANY - APR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, butterscotch, liquorice and some floral hops. Pours opaque black liquid with a finger-thick soapy head. Sweet taste with an initial flavour of dark chocolate and some cocoa bitterness, followed by notes of liquorice, spruce, coffee and roasted nuts. Medium body with a creamy texture, average carbonation and a bittersweet finish. Overall I really like the initial bitter cocoa taste, although it fades away after a while and the beer becomes sweeter and more bland, but still makes for a decent stout.