downender (7760) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled from Sainsburys. Almost black with a billowing but short-lived tan head. Slight, roasty aroma. Light mouth feel with some sweet malt followed by a hint of coffee. An abrupt, dry finish was disappointing. A lot more enjoyable than draught Guinness but still a poor stout.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle- Deep, dark brown, almost black, with a thick and frothy mocha cap. Nose of toasty, roasted barley with woodsmoke and coffee, leading to dark chocolate and vanilla extract. The taste is bitter dark chocolate covered coffee beans with vanilla and oak, lending a hand to a herbal, sharp hop bitterness towards the finish. Quite a full mouthfeel for such a light beer. I like this one.
wheresthepath (2059) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle from Asda, High Wycombe] Manages to capture much of the flavour of the draught stuff: caramel, coffee, malt; plus also the smooth texture. However, has a very off-colour and frothy head, and a slight fizz that just doesnít sit well within Guinness. Still pretty decent stuff though, especially considering how big a global brand it is.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth palate that suits the coffee dryness from the roasted barley
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(IRELAND) Nice black color with a dissipating med-tan head. There is a roasted malt / smoky chocolate aroma with a nutty bitter taste. I enjoyed this more than Guinness Draught. This is a full bodied brew that is BRILLIANT...... lol
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned from the republic: Black, beige head. Mild aroma with roasted malts and notes of smoke. Uncomplex flavour with more roasted malts and faint notes of coffee. Moderate bitterness. Low carbonation and watery palate. Very drinkable. Good with salty food. Though uncomplex this is a prototypic dry stout. Enjoy the crack...
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
...pretty damn good, next best thing other than the real deal. Goes down so easy itís ridiculous. no head due to the lack of nitrogen, but itís still a nice roasty, slightly smoky, brew.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAR 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apart from slight mild sweety roasiness other aromas are very faint. Froth is brown foamy to frothy, medium carbonated body, off-brown, smooth, coffee, chocolate, wallnuts and peanuts, cigaretts, tobacco, roast, palate nice, essential and focused, interesting but not as full as I expected.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at an Irish Pub in Paris. Pours with a finger thick brown head that can best be described as milky. Unreal lacing. Aroma is bitter of malts. Taste is pretty bitter out back, but the mouth feel is amazingly syrupy and good. Best to have on tap.
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 malty, coffee, roastiness with a slightly ashy texture and dryer finisher than it’s more common brother.