leaparsons (8036) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black with an beige foam. Aroma is sweet coffee and something slightly off. Flavours are typical of a guiness - sweetish coffee, some chocolate. Quite bitter on the finish. Better than the draught.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
30 c bottle. Sweet flavor with licorice and hints of smoked herring. No chocolate flavor. Bitter finish. Mouth feel is nice and oily and carbonation too powerful.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Great Guiness Taste Test with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/guinness-foreign Standard FES and <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/guinness-foreign Nigerian FES.
Reddish hints to the colour more wispy head. More muted aromas. Some liquorice perhaps chocolate also a lot of alcohol and slight mustiness. Much sweeter than the other two. Short bitter roastiness. Quite light but drinkable and smooth. I might have liked this more but the alcohol was too prominent and the sweetness seemed uneccessary.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to hopscotch: Pours to an opaque deep brown body with a small tan head, quickly fading. The aroma is chocolate, prunes, light cinnamon, cola. Taste is light cloves, chocolate, burned coffee, roasted malt, mocha, though itís all a bit less intense than I expected. Medium bodied, moderate-light carbonated, finishes with some sweet prunes and plums.
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour with a medium creamy fully lasting light brown head. Aroma and taste of malts, coffee and chocolate. Good palate.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, ordered a while ago from belgianshop. Black with a thick khaki head. Sweet roasted malt and coffee aroma. Fairly big roasted malt flavor, some bitter chocolare in the finish. very tasty; easy to drink. As soon as i popped the cap, i realized that i should have sampled this side-by-side with the North American version. Maybe next time...
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home, tasted along side Foreign extra (Nigerian)... There definitly different beers... Deep red black ... smokey fruity malt ... deep roast malt ... caramel sweetness ... fruity ... roast malts .. light smooth bitter linger ...
rakkasan (142) - Bresso, ITALY - JAN 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - pours nice and black with a flash of ruby when held to the light. The aroma is fruity with a touch of chocolately caramel and a hint of smoke and soy sauce. The taste is roasted and smoky with a bit of soy sauce which finishes bitter.
Abio (1569) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2013 Very dark, a little red inside, brown, but almost black. Brown big head that holds good. Weird aroma for me, coffee, chocolate, roastiness, smells a bit weird. Something inside the smell that doesnít seems to fit in. A bit of fruit maybe? Chocolate, roastiness, coffee, not a bad taste. Dark fruits, caramel. Good biterness. And some nice aftertaste, wich is better then the actual taste. Some kind of drop-candy in the taste.
tlind2 (1126) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black-brown color, brown head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Roasted malt flavor with espresso notes. Full body, high carbonation. Not bad, but Iíve seen many better stouts at this ABV.