diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2003
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brownish head. Dark, brown colour. Malt, sweet aroma. Water-flavour, little sweet. The aftertaste reminds me of 'drop', a disgusting sort of candy.
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2005 2005-05-21, 6-4-8-4-15=37
Black color; nice creamy head. The aroma is quite cheap, roasted malt, both metallic and Madeira (?). Very strong taste, good structure, good roasted malt, plus malt, caramel, pretty good hopping. Very enjoyable, forget classic canned Guinness.
Dark color, beige foam. Quite light nose. Interesting body structure, some sweetness well hidden by loads of caramel, followed by the roasted and hop.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fat toffee and roast, thick and rich. Very long roasty finish, quite bitter. Some mollases and raisins aswell, very thick mouthfeel. Beautiful rich, bitter chocolate finish.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick dense beer. Pours with a tan head. Lots of flavor in this one. So much better than the draft USA version. Tastes thick and sweet with lots of roast malt.
minguimore (17) - SPAIN - JUL 16, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great. Regular Guiness loses all its flavor if you don´t drink it on tap but this one is good in bottle. Its like a powered version of Guiness, with an even more complex taste. I could drawn in this wonder.
jerohen (2010) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2003 This one actually turned out to be quite ok. Appearance is black with a creamy light-brown head. Smoked, malty and coffee aroma. Bitter flavour and palate.
Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is black with a fine light brown head. The flavor is licorice, slightly smoked, and sweet. The flavor is very sweet and slighty smoked. A good Guinness but too soft for my liking of a stout.
madsberg (10309) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at the Danish Beerfestival 2003: Very black coloured with a beautiful chocolatish head. This is a very nice looking beer. Aroma is roasty and hoppy with destinch coffee notes. Roasty and coffeish flavour as well that ends up in a huge bitterness. A bit sharp mouthfeel, but not in any way unpleasant. Good stout.
JorisPPattyn (7976) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Colour: nearly full black. Dark brown, very thick head, going down as lace. Nose gives burnt malts, black coffee, roasted nuts. Bitter, and in the same breath malt-sweet taste, again overtaken by roasted malt bitterness and caramelisation, constantly fluctuating. Retronasal flavour of coffee-covered cookies and cured ham. Rich mouthfeel, little carbonisation, seems to have been knocked out by pouring. The little carbonation notwithstanding, there's a sourness from the CO2. This is a very strange beer, very balanced with sweet, bitter and sour collaborating to create a rich beer. I have problems with its qualification as "sweet" stout. Somewhere between a classis Irish stout and an Imperial ditto, I'd say.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with giant, frothy, tan head. The clasic Guinness yeast aroma (sweet and creamy). Smooth, mellow start with a very bitter finish.