alethol (78) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Black beer. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts. Taste the same plus some bitterness. A very good beer, just short of outstanding.
MrHangover (1787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black beer with a nice, two finger beige head on top. Aroma of milk chocolate, malts and little roast. Flavour is way more bodied than the regular Guinness, more sweet and full flavoured. Full of chocolate and light roasty notes as well. Really suits the aroma. Aftertaste keeps hanging in there for quite some time, delivering a nice, subtle bitter taste to. Great brew!
laiti (4546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2013 33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 23.02.2010
Aroma has roasted notes, some coffee and cocoa. Flavour has very well roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and hints of cocoa. Finishes dry and slightly ashy. Too roasted and dry, the drinkability is not very great here.
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 12.05.2013
Aroma has cocoa, vanilla ice cream, some ash and red wine notes. Flavour is somewhat acidic and stinging with red wine, some cocoa and hay. Also a feeling of aging (moldy cellar tones?) on some sips. Tart and acidic finish. The tartness harms the drinkability of this.
Filipbeer (49) - - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color with yellowish medium head. Dark and dry fruits aromas (plum and black currant) with a light metallic taint. In mouth has an very intense equlibrated bitter sweet taste. Medium body. Coffee, roasty and chocolate flavours appear in mouth. Dry and very long finish. It is a curious version of the classic Guinness. Interesting and quite nice but I rather the classic one
Shaney (2356) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Neben dem Röstmalz deutlich mit Kaffeearomen gesegnet. Vollmundiger, röstmalziger Antrunk. Zartbitter, Röstkaffee, Kakaonoten im Geschmack. Im Abgang etwas spritig geraten, was die Süffigkeit leicht schmälert. Nichtsdestotroz ein Charakter Stout. Nichts für Weicheier.
MichaelBruch (2184) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Pours in nearly black with a more and different carbo than the others from Guinnes. Nice aroma of espresso, coffee and some roasted nuts. Definitely a good one but far from being a rocket.
McTapps (2317) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Deep black colour, with creamy and steady head. Smooth texture. Taste of strong espresso coffee with a small hint of brown sugar. Very malty. Surprisingly bitter and therefore refreshing finish. Great Guinness.
ShivanDragon (988) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
zeer mooi zwart bier met schuimige beige/bruine kraag.
aroma van zoete kandy, caramel en gebrande mouten.
smaak: alcoholisch, volmoutig, caramel, zoet, lichte toffee tonen. gebrande mouten en koffie.
redelijke body, afdronk is lang bitter.
bluejacket74 (1129) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle, 24-11-13 00:49 printed on back label. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head. Head retention is decent, and there’s a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, licorice, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and some caramel. I think the taste is mostly like the aroma, but there’s the addition of some burnt/charred malt. It starts off bitter, but gets sweeter as the beer warms up more. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. The 8% ABV is well hidden in this brew. I think it’s a good overall brew, I liked it.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers Of Europe.Black beer with creamy tan head.
Dark roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate and treacle.
Rich roasted malt taste with the chocolate and treacle evident in taste too.This particular style Guinness takes me back to the bottles i used to drink in UK in early 70’s which had the sediment in the bottle.Nice tasty drink.