hotstuff (4921) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at J.K. O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House. Small tan head with poor retention, opaque, one ring of lacing, and a dark brown-near black hue. The aroma was malty, semi-sweet, lightly roasty, hints of soy, and a hint of coffee. The flavor was malty, semi-sweet, lightly roasty, some chocolate, lightly hoppy, and a dry finish. Smooth mouthfeel and light-medium in body. This is a light aroma, light flavored dry stout, easy to drink, and not your typical Guinness. Thanks J.K.’s for being able to get this beer here locally so many of us here locally could try it and for a fun event!
Cavie (4336) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has several elements present in the Extra Stout. However, the smoky finish and toughness are absent, so it is a beautiful stout with no repercussions. I like this way more than any other Guinness I have had previously.
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark pour that some rays of light seap through. Big tan head. Aroma is actually skunky. Some coffee, some soy, some roast malt. Flavor is some chocolate, some sweetness. Lightly hoppy, but the hops tast salty. I also get smoke and bacon. Very fizzy mouthfeel. finish is long and flabby. meh.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with a one finger head. Aroma is coffee, malts, soy, some dust, and smoke. Flavor was smoke, bacon, peat, and light coffee. Decent lasting head and some good lacing. Thin mouthfeel for a stout.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle poured into a shaker. 250 pours black with a large linen-colored head that leaves nice lacing. The light aroma consists of malt, toffee and roasted grains. The body is much lighter than I expected and not nearly so smooth as the original Guinness stout. The flavors are muted but the triple hops make their presence known as compared to other G. recipes. The carbonation is quite high and the finish is dry. This is a very middle-of-the-road stout. I think I’ll stick with the original.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a very deep dark brown/black with red hues, very nice tan head. Aroma of some dark roast and faint coffee, some faint hop presence. Flavor is nice, some dark roasted grain, faint bakers chocolate, some coffee, there is a slight hop presence. Mouth feel is medium body with medium carbonation. Seems like a nice mixture of nitro for creaminess and C02 for tingling, but still some what watery. Over all, seems like a Guinness with a different gas mixture.....Still interesting and I am glad I tried it......tasty!
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2nd rating. Bottle. Pours with a largish, off-white head over a very dark brown body. Aroma of coffee, light lactose, bread, and some grainy malts. Taste is leather, light smoke, roast and some light lactose. Pretty similar to regular Guinness, but with a bit more leather or earthy character. Medium to lively carbonation, finishes very dry.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle, from Whole Foods Austin. Pours dark brown, nearly black, with a chocolaty-tan head. Aroma somewhat bready. Flavor is lightly sour, actually, which mixes with the medium hop bitterness pretty well. A little roastiness is present, but overall it’s lacking a lot of stout character. Lively carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Not really to style, but overall not bad - the sourness was pleasant.