OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
What hits you right away with this one is that while the appearance is very similar to the regular draught (although the head didnít seem to last quite as long) it is a very complex stout. Bigger more complex aroma than regular draught. Significant festive character, caramel, malty sweet, chocolate, fruity and doughy yeast, plum pudding and even faint cola, aroma. Palate is wider and more dynamic, and flavours are more complex and stronger than regular draught version probably to hide higher ABV which it does well. Flavours mirror aroma nicely resulting in smoother finish and an aftertaste that is much less bitter and more alcoholic than the regular draught Overall better than the regular draught except for the major disadvantage of having to drink fewer to remain upright (could be an advantage for some). More research needed.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of chocolate cookie with a certain vinous note that stops just short of red grape juice. Exceedingly dark red-brown/black with a nice and lasting head. Flavor has more complexity than any dry stout Iíve tried so far. Thereís pumpernickel, a hint of molasses, currant, a burnt, grainy aspect, some lightly roasted coffee and a slight, musty yeast flavor. Finish sees some roasted sweetness, but aftertaste and mouthfeel are indeed dry. Some alcohol present in finish and into the aftertaste as well. I really wish I could get this all the time, Iíd love to explore the inky depths of a 6-pack of this.
Ernest (6018) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially large, frothy, rocky, light brown, fully lasting. Body
is black (but not opaque). Aroma is lightly malty (roasted grain, mild
coffee, dark bread), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, dough), with light notes
of licorice and alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter,
lightly acidic. Finish is moderately bitter, lightly acidic. Medium to
full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. The
aroma is perhaps a bit too demure (albeit pleasant), but this is
terrific in all other respects and easily the best Guinness Iíve had,
including the draught I had in Dublin. Alcohol is a little overstated
in the finish (hence the mouthfeel not getting a 5).
senjiro (35) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
rich and earthy, black as the plague, this is the best guinness iíve had. Much more complex than the standard, with a perfect head. a magnificent stout.
Margalev (14) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caesar (4629) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Iím not that familiar with guinness or other stouts, but i figure this one is pretty complexed. Heavy taste, bitterness, but sweet bitterness. Burnt malts indeed. You probably have to learn to drink this stuff...
confusedboy0 (99) - BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
it seems that this beer is very different from the other kind. In bottle it is not that good...
To sweety, specially for us...But not the same.
mattcolo99 (27) - USA - NOV 13, 2001
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
hey micky your so fine, your so fine you blow my mind, hey micky.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2003 Aroma is coffee, roasted. Black color, light brown head, good lace. Sweet, licorice, roasted, full, hint of vanilla. Long lasting finish, bitter and coffee.
motelpogo (6126) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
chunky, ripe, smoky. much better than normal guiness