Demise (57) - Wellington, - MAR 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Coffee and roast malt aromas dominate, with caramel and dark chocolate notes and a hint of alcohol on the nose. Roasted malt and coffee flavours hit immediately, moving though to the sweeter characters of caramel, dark chocolate and an almost syrupy alcohol taste. The finish is very bitter, however, with burnt malt and a smokey finish giving the beer a real kick to end. Unfortunately, the aftertaste is a bit unpleasant, with the mix of alcohol and bitter malt leaving a syrupy-burnt flavour lingering for quite some time. A lot of flavour and a smooth texture make this stout very enjoyable and surprising, the aftertaste just leaves a bad impression.
zvikar (2040) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours black with a huge beige head, aroma of fruits, chocolate and alcohol, flavor of malt, chocolate, coffee and dark fruits, medium bodied
kerenmk (1214) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond.Black with big tan head. A little milky, fruity, rich chocolate aroma, bitter chocolate taste, a tad bit dry. Medium body, fizzy, long, chocolate finish.
erickok (2292) - Tours, FRANCE - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown body with nice tan coloured, pillowy head. Cereal, cheese, roasy yet not very expressive. Certainly different from the normal tap Guinness. Sweet caramel malts, not at al what I expected, but quite nice actually. Bitter aftertaste. Did not expect this... It’s a Belgian ale! (33cl bottle from Bierparadijs)
Kosmokrator (291) - ITALY - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi-limpido color caffè con un velo di schiuma beige non molto persistente. Malto tostato, caffè e cioccolato amaro dominano aroma e gusto, al naso fanno capolino note più dolciastre di caramello e frutta passita mentre al palato il lato "caffettoso" lascia spazio ad un finale luppolato e amarognolo piacevolmente persistente. Corpo medio, discretamente strutturata e piacevolmente effervescente; una muscolosa e più saporita versione della celebre stout irlandese.
Xstream (100) - - MAY 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
More like the old guinness. The normal one (Draught edition) is a weaker version of the classic i remember. This one is more thick and oily with more flavor, like it should be imo :)
SVD (96) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33CL bottle at my student home, very dark almost black beer with a brown head. Aroma has Liquorice (confectionery) in it, taste has a bit of sweetness in it. very good beer, cant remember what Guinness tasted like so I can’t compare.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/IV/13 - 33cl bottle from Delhaize @ proeverij bieren uit de supermarkt, Gentse Biervereniging - BB: n/a (2013-308)
Very dark brown to black beer, creamy beige irregular head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: some caramel, dairy, hay, grains, stable. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: some caramel, grains, dark chocolate, mocha, bit cheesy, stable. Aftertaste: cocoa powder, mocha, bitter hops, bit sourish, cheesy touch, more dark chocolate, coffee.
Bozo_skeleton (147) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nectar noir !
Une bien belle stout, que ce soit dans le verre ou dans la bouche. D’un noir intense avec toujours une pellicule de mousse protegeant le nectar. Les aromes sont essentiellement sur le cafe. Un leger retour sur le cacao. Une longueur moyenne mais l’equilibre et la rondeur sont bien construit.
Osprey87 (540) - London via, WALES - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Room temp bottle. Jet black with a cm of foamy head which lasts about a minute. Smells sharp, yeasty - not very inviting. Flavour starts malty, finishes smokey with a bit of yeast. Mid body and foamy in the mouth. Usual coffee/chocolate/roasted barley flavours are absent. It’s an average stout.
graziano85 (175) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black colour with a dark brown, thick head, long lasting. Smells roasted malts, coffee and burnt bread. Taste too, but is a strange bitter/sweet together. Round finish, less dry than usual Guinness. A background taste of smoked a nd burnt, coffee bottom also. Full bodied, and low/medium carbonation. Alcohol completely hidden. A nice beer, interesting, but a smoker would like it better than me :) anyhow, a good beer.