Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark almost black colour, creamy off white head. Sweet coffee-like and some chocolat malty aroma, medium body, full palate. Finish is herby and nice malty. Creamy with a light coffee-burned touch
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle for St. Patty’s day. from Super De Boer (the only Dutch supermarket with guiness). Poured into my duvel glass almost black with a thin tan head. Malty coffe heavy aroma. Flavor is well blanced between sweet raisns and bitter coffee/choclate. long dryish finish. Maybe I’ve jsut been too many sweet belgians lately, but this
chriso (7355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the White Horse, Parsons Green, August 2005. Very dark brown, almost black. Distinctly fruity on the nose, with the emphasis on dried fruit - raisins and sultanas. More fruit, with touches of burnt malt and soft chocolate on the palate. A found it a bit sweet and short of bitterness, which detracted from the mouthfeel somewhat. Some woody edges. Nice enough. I just wish the old bottle conditioned Guinees that used to be made for the UK market was still available.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Great Guiness Taste Test with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/guinness-foreign Standard FES and <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/guinness-foreign Nigerian FES.
Reddish hints to the colour more wispy head. More muted aromas. Some liquorice perhaps chocolate also a lot of alcohol and slight mustiness. Much sweeter than the other two. Short bitter roastiness. Quite light but drinkable and smooth. I might have liked this more but the alcohol was too prominent and the sweetness seemed uneccessary.
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Very dark brown colour with a fluffy and stable brown head. Dusty and dry roasted malt aroma with cacao and notes of coffee. Sweetbitter flavour, dry-ish roastmalty taste with caramel and a touch of raisins, dry finish with a nice roasted bitterness and well-integrated warming alcoholic note.
mike4aker (27) - USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this while in the Bahamas. Not a bad beer, malty and coffee-like. A little more bitter than Guinness Extra Stout. Wish it was easier to obtain.
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle from www.belgianshop.com. Pours near opaque, still, with a medium creamy and rocky tan head, lined lacing. Port, raisin and bitter dark chocolate malt aroma, alcohol nose. Yeast (sweat, leather) and dark bitter chocolate, coffee flavor with caramel, toffee notes and port, alcohol throughout. Dark and full body, slightly creamy and yet slightly fizzy.
Quinten (1043) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2009 my bottle says: special export stout "the genuine guinness stout strong and dark beer brewed in ireland" the label don’t look the same (its only a circel) but the rest is unique,...(8% "special")
Very dark beer like coffee, bitter taste, full yeast very nice and complex one.
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black, thick brown and creamy head, which vanishes quite slowly, nice lace. Aroma is soft, very malty, roasted, coffee-like, sweet, creamy, somewhat sugary aroma, and has notes of licorice and alcohol. Full, softly carbonated body. Flavor is very malty, very roasty, dry, coffee-like, creamy, somewhat sweet, slightly alcoholic, warm and strong with notes of licorice. Dry and roasted long finish.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark colour, light brown head. Aroma of chocolat, caramel, malts. Sweet flavour, coffee, malty finish.