Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks a like like Guinness but doesn’t taste anywhere near as good. Has a funky aftertaste.
Cybercat (3224) - Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a rich sable with a very thick, fine-bubbled tan head, very Guinness-like. Aroma has strong, mouth-watering tones of roast malt mad molasses with a hint of coffee. Flavor echoes the roast malt and coffee tones of e aroma, though not as strongly, and adds a snip of caramel. Texture is fairly smooth and thick, dusty and not too fizzy. If not Guinness, still a good brew.
Westkyoto77 (503) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Barracuda Tavern, Boston. Not much nose at all on this, though it looked the goods, a tar black body topped with a creamy head of whipped cream. Palate was surprisingly thin, and quite dry. Flavors of dark chocolate, rich dark malt, and espresso. A bit hoppy in the finish? A little underwhelmed by this, probably because it was a surprise, but still went down nice with my lobster roll.
Bebum (279) - - MAR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro, flight. Dark brown, clear, forever lasting head.
Medium body, austere, simple flavor profile, below avg length, watery finish.
Dry, medium bitter but enough to brighten mouthfeel which would otherwise be flat, bitter aftertaste.
Dark roast flavor and that's it.
Nothing in it for me.
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anthony850 (241) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap a lighter stout. Easy to drink.
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williamstome (839) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark brown with a milky head.
Cocoa aroma, mild roasty flavor. Quite thin. Sigh.
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with tan head poured from a tap. Decent but a little flat and bland. Decent beer but expected a little more.
AirForceHops (2980) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Deep Ellum, Alston, MA. English pint shows a perfect Nitro pour. Nose is light chocolate malt and coffee. Flavor is exactly what I was expecting, Guinness wannabe. Light roasted notes, weak chocolate, light roasted coffee and light ash. Yes the nitro helps in body and texture. I knew what this was when I ordered it. It delivered on what Harpoon was aiming for. For style, ok.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at Boston brewery. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Roasted malt, very light smoke, low bitterness, quite dry. This was all good. But there were also some lightly tart, fruity notes that didn’t quite fit. Body a bit too thin too.
dlovell2 (673) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Harpoon in Windsor, VT. Dark brown with thick tan head. Roasted malt aroma with hops. Roasted malt flavor with some chocolate notes and hop finish. Silky smooth. Nice brew.