omikr0n (414) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown to black with thick tan head. Aroma is roastiness, coffee, licorice, sundried fruits. Flavor is malty, roasty, caramel and slightly hoppy. A bit too sweet.
Yves (1831) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Malty coffee sweet roasted aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is malty roasted ending sweet bitter.
Douberd (629) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought in the Netherlands, poured from a bottle of 300 ml. Colour is a very dark brown, almost black if not against light. Pours a thick beige head, which is leaving heavy lacing around the glass as it goes down. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. The taste follows the aroma, bitter chocolate with a sweet finish. Tick in body with average carbonation. The high ABV is there but it goes unnoticeable until you think about it. Overall a great dark beer!
JefVerstraete (412) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with creamy foam. Low carbonation, alcohol is hidden. Coffee bitter and some chocolat, but also a bit watery.
AleTsar (1331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe 131112
Black, big rich fluffy tan head, good lacing
Aroma - rich dark malts, hint of treacle, slight hint of soy, hint of dark chcocolate, mellow rich dark sweet malts
Taste - rich sweet mellow rich dark malts, velvety chocolate and soft treacle toffee, complex dark malts, so smooth, alcohol well hidden, big dark malt flavour
Palate - soft carb, full body, oily, silky smooth. Finish as main flavour, rich luxuriant dark malts, slight dry mellow bitter linger then smooth dark malts
Overall - I though this was only going to be a bit bitter than the Guinness Foreign Stout - Itís a lot better, lots more body and really smooth dark malts. Excellent!
Beersiveknown (1619) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home from drinkstore
Dark brown, milky, malty rich sweet, christmas cake, medium carbination, thick bodied, boozy toffee.
dado93 (50) - ITALY - NOV 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2013 This beer has one beautiful dark brown colour, with one cappucino head... the aroma is roasted and the taste of coffee and liquorice... the final are extremly long and bitter....
MOARBEER (74) - BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 For me this is the best offering from Guinness. Typical stout. Pours black with good crema coloured head. Usual suspects on the nose. Taste is superb, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, bitter finish. Slightly more carbonation than you might expect.
zacgillbanks (957) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Intermarche supermarket, Budens, Portugal. An inky black stout with a sweet strong, rich, red fruity (blackcurrants) and chocolate flavour and an oily mouthfeel. It has notes of leather, roasted coffee and liquorice and has a and dry, powerful alcoholic finish.
KingCecil (1806) - DENMARK - NOV 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home.... It pours black with a small creamy tan head.....The aroma is light roasted malt, chocolate and brown sugar......The flavor is roasted malt, bitter sweet, coffee, and chocolate....... nice creamy mouthfeel....