gururyan (526) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a big stout fan but this isn't terrible enough to pour down the drain.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
WillRunForBeer (180) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can to glass. Pouts dark brown with an off white head. Shows red in the light. Aroma of grains. Very sweet caramel with a bit of pine hop. Not really very good.
Gription79 (1897) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Poured from a pint sized can. Notes of toffee, roasted malts, leathery. This is easy drinking. A tasty beer with highly roasted malts, toffee notes, creamy mouth feel, cacao, beady.
JustPlainLogan (45) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I broke my rule about beer in cans for this one (it was the only way that I could find it), and Iím sure glad that I did. Itís easily one of the most beautiful beers Iíve ever seen once poured into a glass. A deep, deep red with a massive, long lasting cappuccino colored head. Aroma is faint, but what is there smells delicious: malt and raisin. The flavor is like a roasted chocolate milk with barley and malt, and it fills the mouth like hot cocoa. Absolutely delicious. It wouldnít do for me to be able to get my hands on this year-round haha
NomDeGuerre (1) - - NOV 29, 2013 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Very faint sweet malt aroma. Looks like a slightly lighter-colored version of the standard Guinness with a two-inch thick head that doesnít go away. Tastes like a 70/30 mixture of water and Guinness, but a little sweeter and without the coffee notes of the original. It has no body or mouthfeel at all- you might get a bit of foam on the first few sips, but the liquid is essentially water. Carbonation is negligible- on a scale of 1 to 10 itís a 2. The finish is quick except for a lingering unpleasantly earthy/bitter taste in the mouth.
This is an exceptionally disappointing beer. Iím actually embarrassed for them for putting the Guinness name on it. On the other hand, given how light it is and the relatively low ABV, itís great for when you want to order something with a brand name and drink something that looks like beer without any of the inconveniences of a worthwhile product.
0/10 would not buy or drink again.
thegreenrooster (2971) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour is a dark brown with a large creamy tan head. Aroma is almost nothing. Some sweetness is about it. Flavor is a little better. An ok roasted malt but nothing really to back it up. Thin as thin could be. No real body to this one. Donít know what they were going for here. The color of the beer is even thin.
wvbeerdad (2) - Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
As you can expect from a Guinness, great appeal from the pour. Unfortunately mediocrity takes over from the taste. Certainly drinkable but much too bland for my expectations of a stout.
Westchesterco (662) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from a can it is a cola brown with a nitride head. The aroma is Malthus maybe dome citrus. The taste is thin watery with a stronger after taste of malt.
Iphonephan (2206) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a pint can. Pours a clear cola brown with a thick ecru, nitro head. Malty nose. Flavors of raisin and light toffee. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Crisp, dry finish.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can. deep brown with red and the beige nitro head. milky, crystal aroma with raisin. some caramel and nuts with chocolate milk flavors and base malt. less roasty than a guinness, but with definite similarities like body and palate.
unclemattie (3901) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml, widget can. Mahogany color, creamy nitrous foam. Very light nose. Flavor is thin, watery. Distant tastes of sweet grains, light roast. It is different from "original" Guinness, missing Tue deep roast & chalk characters. And like Guinness, I wish it were a wee bit heavier! (3886)