tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Can (nitro): deepest ruby body with some slight clarity; beautiful, creamy head that cascades up & takes forever to form then lasts for the entirety of the brew. Aroma is very soft & subtle... barley, lightly toasted with some roast & a little bit of sweet, steel-y caramel. Almost a little fig & anise happening in the back-end, too. Taste is like a lighter version of Guinness Draught...less roast & a little more blanketed, toffee & caramel sweetness. Still a little bit of roasted barley in there, though. Thin body, dry finish. Light metallic notes in the aftertaste. Not bad, but I prefer regular Draught to this.
RevBFG (59) - - AUG 27, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not a stout. Don't believe the label, it is an Irish Red Ale and a particularly bland one. Not happy with this at all.
dlovell2 (885) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a ruby tint and a creamy tan head. Nice roasted malt and sweet caramel malt aroma. Flavor is roasted malt and chocolate with caramelized sugars. Finish is smooth with a slight citrus bite. Silky smooth mouthfeel.
NeoHippie2 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can, deep red nitro pour. Settles with thick nitro head and ruby hued beer. Aroma is watery malts and the flavor is pretty much the same. Not a whole lot going on here. Really bland.
Darkmagus82 (1816) - - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-14-13-
Poured from nitro can into a Guinness pint glass
Appearance- The beer pours a reddish tinted cola color with tons of cream colored carbonation/nitro bubbles suspended within. The bubbles can be seen cascading up through the brew, producing that wonderful look of nitro tap brew. As the carbonation/nitro streams up through the brew, it produces a wonderfully thick and creamy looking cream colored head that has a fantastic level of retention. The head very slowly fades leaving a nice level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell Ė The aroma is rather light overall and consists of some caramel and a bit of roasted malt. Along with these smells are some notes of grain and a little bit of a cocoa and fruit smells.
Taste Ė The taste begins with a creamy roasted malt flavor and a bit of a light fruit sweetness. As the flavor moves on the sweetness initially fades with some more toasted malt flavors coming to the tongue. Flavors of toast and a bit of coffee come to the tongue more toward the end, combining with a very light resurgence of sweetness to produce and overall dry and lightly roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel Ė The body of the beer is on the creamier side with a carbonation/nitro level that is slightly lower. Both are what would be expected for a nitro driven brew and make for a nice creamy and smooth feel.
Overall Ė A decent stout, but doesnít live up to the original. Itís a bit sweeter and a bit less roasted. Still it is rather nice, none the less, and very easy drinking.
BrewBoxer (2126) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a deep black that fades to a little red tone. Same consistency as Guinness. Taste is similar but maybe a little lighter. Decent
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slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"I didnít read the can and donít get the point of this beer. As I am less a fan of the original Guinness, draft, etc... And this seems like a slightly lighter in color and roast version of the regular beer. Nice malt backbone, smooth but watery, like a nitro amber stout hybrid. Once will be enough for me."
ghawener (1472) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can @Hard Rock Hotel: a slightly better selection at the complementary bar. Very light body, watery mouthfeel, thin taste. Food Pairing: Cheese Plate.
SODAK14 (294) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - OCT 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Funny, I looked at most recent reviews and slowrunner77 has pretty much the same views as me. Not a big Guinness fan and really donít think this one is that good. Oh well, Iím hoping for a beer from Guinness that is more pleasing to my palate...Guinness Blonde, which I will try soon!
maxwelldeux (3791) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, nitro. Pours a very clear dark reddish brown color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose has a lot of grains and a slight bit of bread to it, but I donít get much roasting to it. Taste is slightly dry up front, then descends into a moderately sweet finish. Feels super creamy and smooth from the nitro, though just a tad thin. Decent.
TXBadger (1512) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice dark amber color with white head. Roasted malts on the nose with just a bit of caramel on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes very roasty. Not bad.