thewolf (11643) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from Hamburg. 4.1 %. Pours pitch-black with soft brown edges. HEad is quite small for a Guinness - probably because of the way I poured it (too slow). Aroma is mild, but quite roasted. Low carbonation, but more than the draft version. Quite dry flavour balanced with some degree of roasted malts. Not as great as the draft, Iím afraid.
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black body with a large creamy tan head.
Aroma of chocolate coffee and smaller notes of smoked malt.
Flavor is mostly of roasted and smoked malt, has notes of coffee and some bread to.
Palate is dry ond smooth, very mouthfilling.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2008 Must be drank "off the shelf", ie at room tempature. Pours black with a large rocky head, much more attractive than the artificial look of nitro stout IMO. The roasted flavours are a little subdued but this beer is genuinely dry. Unfortunately the body is disappointingly thin. If you expect stouts to be big, bold and flavoursome this may disappoint but its soft elegance sold me.
Wobbler (46) - IRELAND - JUN 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím a big fan of this stuff. Itís got a very untrendy old manish image in Ireland. Most people who drink Guinness at home either go for those nasty nitro cans or worse those bottles. Anyway, to compare it to the the keg version (with nitrogen) itís fizzier, oakier and (crucially) Gunniessier. It lacks the smoothness of the draught version though.
garthicus (2823) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint bottle - Pours black with fluffy head, has a slight burnt malt aroma. Smooth tasting with chocolate and malt flavours, a very enjoyable stout, totally opposite to Guinness on tap.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a nice crteamy light brown head leaving a good lacing. Aroma is a bit sweet with plenty of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. The mouthfeel is smooth. The flavour is soft and bit sweet with roasted malt and caramel, chocolate, some coffee. Bitter roasty finish. Great brew!
Russo (1936) - Hemhofen, Baden-WŁrttemberg, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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One of the best dark beers, Guinnes original has a aroma like some Coffee and chocoloate, same to the flavor and bitterness at finish, the color is balck with some brown touch and dark beige head creamy. Amazing beer!
Cerveja com aroma de cafť e chocolate o mesmo para o sabor forte e amargo.Cor negra com marrom que vai tornando a espuma bege e cremosa.
AndrewC (338) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
No beer Iíve had thatís this widely avaliable is anywhere near as good. The initial flavours of smoaky burnt malt are hard to beat. Perhaps Goachers Crown Imperial Stout has better smoaked malt but, hey, I canít buy that in any supermarket in the country.
Capa (2416) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with brown highlites and a dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee and milk chocolate. Flavor is bittersweet coffee, and roasted malts. Medium body with a little too much carbonation. Overall, a solid stout.
Rune (9661) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - APR 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml screw top bottle (English edition, 4.2%). Served at the right room temperature. Almost opaque, black coloured body. Rocky, off-white head, most of it lasting and leaving lacing on the glass. Rounded, but vague smell of roasted malt. Dark coffee beans with roasted barley in taste. Short tail. Easy to quaff, but not too watered (Thanks to Eva, 01.04.2007).