henrikb (1260) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body, huge staying light brown head, no laces; Quite big soft nose, that could be deeper and more complex: mostly buttery malt, soft English licorice, very soft coffee, very pleasant but lacks complexity; Nice carbonation a little sharp though, soft and quite bitter body; Into evolving bitter medium full finish with coffee, licorice and candied sugar, quite bitter a bit thin, becomes dry with length.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Daek brown/black in color with a large light tan head. Aroma of chocolate,coffee,sweet malt and caramel. Fruity, bitter/sweet flavor.
hopscotch (10133) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2007 Bottle... Black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Chocolaty, smoky nose with coffee, caramel, molasses and alcohol. Chocolaty, burnt flavor with mild sweetness and medium bitterness. Full-bodied and creamy with medium carbonation. Finishes chocolatey, bitter and dry. Thanks go out to Brian at Westridge Liquor in Frederick, MD for providing the bottle!
spporras (259) - FINLAND - MAY 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle BB 04/07/07) Roasted malty, caramel and slightly hoppy aroma. Black colour and large, light brown, mostly lasting head with fair lacing. Roasted malty (even burned), moderately bitter, liqueur and slightly fruity flavour. Slightly carbonated, light alcoholic, warming and medium to full-bodied palate. Very good stout but slightly too alcoholic! 12/05/06
ironryan22 (52) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Top beer. Strong dark flavours, bitter toffee chocolate aftertaste. Really enjoyed this one
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Saarlander for bringing a bottle back from Europe and sending it my way in a recent trade!!!
33cl bottle, and no annoying little nitro ball. almost black on the pour with a big frothy light brown head. lace that lasts to the bottom of my snifter. aroma is of dark roasted malt, raisins and a bit of alcohol. mmmm... this is more full-bodied than the Guinness served here in North America. flavors are more roast malts, licorice, raisins and some chocolate and nuts thrown into the mix. very nice, I could get used to this! Thanks a bunch for the gem Aaron.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Criterion, Leicester 18/03/2006
Black and slightly rich on the palate with some fruit and roast aromas. Bitter and slightly dry. Lasting coffee roast flavoured finish.
Bart (2938) - 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. Pattyís 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 Iíve jsut been too many sweet belgians lately, but this
chriso (7513) - 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.