KnutAlbert (6363) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2006 Rounder than the Foreign Extra, more like a barley wine. I miss the complexity - here all the edges are rounded off. A bit too sweet, too. Note: I bought my bottle in the Netherlands. The labes sasy clearly that itís brewed in Ireland FOR John Martin.
kopestes (164) - Braine líAlleud, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l bottle at home. Aroma of roasted barley. Quite bitter in taste but thatís what you expect of this beer. Good stout.
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2006 This is the best Guinness out there, no contest.
It has substantial off-white head which fades quickly and leaves little lacing.
The roasted, creamy taste is strong but not overpowering and the hints of coffee, chocalate, vanilla and black hash donít dominate but blend into a rounded whole instead. Itís bitter & the alcohol is very noticable but that adds to the beer - with some beers its a problem, but not with this one. A very well-rounded and tasty brew, with a nice alcy-kick as an added bonus. One of the best foreign stouts, for sure.
However: the quality seems to be going down recently. The bottles and labels were changed and the beer is alot less deep & complex as it used to be - the last +-10 bottles I had were all somewhat mediocre, not bad, but very dissappointing.
Fin (8181) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. picked up at SH Jones Bicester 28-09-06. Black in colour, with a lovely smokey, woody aroma. wonderfully bitter with nice oakiness, and bitter coffee flavours, truly great beer.
SHIG (3879) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich deep black brown with a thick creamy head. Sweat caramel coffee and candy aroma. Rich sweet caramel taffy flavor with a malty finish.
howazzo (6) - ITALY - SEP 18, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
chocolate, coffee, licorice, alcohol, black, cloudy, brown foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, full body, oily feel, lively, bitter, long finish,
Theis (14290) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Almost black - offwhite head. Funny swet vanilla aroma (koldskŚl). Taste: burned malts, sweet, light licorice, light hoppy. Light bitter finish.
DruncanVeasey (7439) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Licorice-black snifter humming of smoky malt and booze. Psychedelic swirls of filthy tan froth. Burnt toast and mouth-filling dark chocolate. Claret-like creamy palate. More intensely bitter coffeeish roastiness than you could shake a stick at. Everything thatís great about draught Guinness, but more so.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2006 From a nightshop in Brugge - Pours black with a thin, mostly receding foamy tan head. Aroma of smoke, pepper, and toffee. Taste is sweet, spicy malts, hints of smoke, tar, fusels, and whiskey. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a slick oily texture and lush carbonation.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ditto everything zeswaft said. good surprise. will try again if it comes my way. also tastes almost nothing like other guinnessís.