Braudog (6517) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Why did I get so excited to see this ... something different from Guinness. But in the end it comes across as just another macro, albeit dark and roasty. Drinks with a sweet, malty edge, and lacking any serious bodily strength. So-so at best. (#4356, 11/17/2011)
arminjewell (9494) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours dark black with nice lacing tan head, aroma brings notes of some weird vegetal, touch of roast, hints of grain maybe? Very fizzy and thin on the palate, taste is thin as well with hints of slight roast, some odd metallic notes, hints of grain, very slight hint of roast, leaving an unpleasant metallic and sweet combination at the end.
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Pours a very dark brown color with a rocky looking brown head. Aroma is of roasted malts, anise and light ash. The taste is of roasted malts, brown sugar, hints of smoke, mild nuts and metal. Generic sweetness lingers in the finish. Light in body. Pretty much exactly what I expected from Guinness. Not too bad.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a lager glass, black in color with frothy head with a little lacing on the glass. Aroma is decent beer with a hint of citrusy smell. Taste is clean, crisp, palate is thin and watery, good lager flavor. Lively CO2, good Black Lager.
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle served in a Guinness pint. Black in color with a medium-large khaki head. Short retention, decent lace. Aroma is tinny, lightly roasted malt. Flavor the same. Light-medium, body, thin creamy texture, and a soft, short finish. Easy drinking, not very interesting.
jsmerig (1523) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
aroma is a bit sour. pours dark black. Highly carbonated in a bubbly sort of way. Taste is a bit thin. not a big fan.
Guinnessman (102) - VACAVILLE, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW! This stuff did not taste like I expected it to, it was wayyyy better than I had hoped. Goes down smooth just like any other lager, but has that oaky almost German quality to it.
obguthr (6023) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Green bean aroma. Clear mahogany, medium tan head, nice lacing. Thin body. Dry cola and cardboard flavor. I enjoy Guinness’ stouts, so I had higher hopes for this. Such a disappointment,
kidmartinek (4988) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black and clean. Pours with a good but big bubble frothy head. Runny aroma. Good light roasty malt taste with a thinner consistency.
beerbill (3615) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the International Great Beer Expo in Uniondale. Pours black with a tan head. There is a trace of roasted malt in the nose and that is about it. The flavor is weak roasted malt and stale cardboard. Light-medium bodied. Thankfully, I was able to sample this at the festival so I won’t have to waste my money buying it.