OwainTurner (299) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, dark, fruity malt aroma. Thick dark pour. Flavour of coffee and bitter chocolate. Sweet finish. Not of drinkable as the Nigerian.
decaturstevo (4958) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Dublin. Brown/black pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma is dark chocolate with hints of coffee. Roasted malt with coffee and a good bitter finish. Light bodied and watery but an ok beer.
Vighals (1007) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tykt flott svart øl, med tykt skum som ligger hele vegen. Lett kaffe og fløtelukt. Samme i smaken, med behagelig kremete følelse i munnen. Lite bitterhet, men den sitter bra igjen.
alkolas510 (574) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Svart med mellanstort skum! Doft och smak är mestadels malt och lite rök! Blaskig för en stout!
achaja (10) - Lancaster, Lancashire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
There’s always time for a Guinness! I prefer Extra Stout to Drought tbh, because of milder taste.
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Black with a thick beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee with a smooth dry finish.
lusikka (6066) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Thanks P & J.
Pours a black colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of coffee, some mildly sweet berries and maltiness. Surprisingly rich flavour of roasted malts, coffee, berries, nettles and some hay. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation. Finishes lingering roasty and sweet with mild coffee notes. Mild, but good.
HoppyBudgie (690) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle on RCC Cruise. Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Light roasted aroma of fruits and caramel. Light roasted flavour of caramel, peat and fruits. Light roasted finish
northropfrye (2150) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as good as regular Guinness, noticeably less flavour. Dark, but not quite as dark, and somewhat tasty, but not quite as tasty.
Brigadier (2900) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle
This release is better than many of the other beers you are likely to find with the Guinness label. Somewhere along the line though it transforms into mediocrity. On the plus side the US version is still one of the better default beers you can find at almost any bar.
Aroma / Appearance - The sandy white head has the same texture as Guinness everywhere. Black coffee, roasted walnuts, and a smokiness are also very similar though perhaps a bit more defined.
Flavor / Palate - Smoky with traces with black olives this has some great and distracting elements at the same time. When it calms down into liquified walnut brownies it is a great dessert beer. When the slightly olive texture comes up it is almost undrinkable. This is almost a Jekyll and Hyde beer. Maybe it tastes better when drunk in Ireland.