adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle @ home. Deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasty dark malty, grassy, hay aroma. Deeply roasty malty, light espresso, hay, straw flavor. Light bodied. Pretty gross. Fuck I made some bad choices on my mixer sixer tonight.
DocLock (10458) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours thick jet black with tan head. Nose is like a hoppier regular Guinness. Tastes malty, with resiny hops, less malt character than regular Guinness, and a lackluster body. A disappointment that just might change the joke where Arthur Guinness, Pete Coors, and Augie Busch sit around discussing beers.
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
2012-11-16. Very dark brown-black body, small tan head. 3+ Mild dusty aroma, muted roast notes. 6+ Flavour is very mild, very light roast character lingers in the finish. Average to light bodied palate. Inoffensive, it is mostly just bland and not very exciting. I could drink more of it but would never buy it. Bottle shared by Radek
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Very dark brown to black pour with a light tan head. Aroma of roasted grains and a hint of sour fruit. Palate is thinnish. Taste is mildly roasty, somewhat metallic, and a grain theme throughout. Just okay.
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours brown to black, with a medium sized beige to tan head. Roast, thin malt on the nose, grainy toast. Thin and roasty. Basic shwarzbier. Grain and roast. Meh.
DuffMan (10070) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Very handsome pour: deep, clear mahogany with a chunky light brown head that shows nice retention and lacing. Aroma is so weak as to be almost nonexistent, even after lots of breathing time. Vaguely sweet and papery. Much can be said about the flavour too. In a blind tasting I’m not sure if I would actually be able to say that there is roasted malt in here. Amazing considering the appearance and pedigree of this beer. If they’re looking to capture the bland lager-drinker market, they’ve made a good thrust in the right direction. Watery and lifeless, with hard carbonation. A shadow of a schwarzbier.
gnoff (10045) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 fl oz bottle at Burger & Beer Joint, Miami Beach, FL. Sampled on January 22, 2012.
Dark reddish brown to black color, huge lasting tan head. Sweet, cream, a bit roasted scent. Roasted, malty, cream taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
I’d drink it again given the chance.
marcus (9970) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pitch black with a decent tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a modest roasted malt flavor with a rather nasty chalky finish. Guinness needs to fix this one.
alexsdad06 (9934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium sized beige head. The aroma is almost non existent; the little bit that shows up is light roast and perhaps a splash of herbal notes and thin watery coffee. The flavor has light roasted notes, light herbal notes, but is fairly bland overall as well. There is a hint of bitterness at the back. I would not revisit this again.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 fl oz bottle. Nearly pitch black color (some clear brown around the edges of the glass), minimal off-white head. Toasty malty aroma, more wheaty. light bitter coffee taste. Hint of hops. light bitter taste. Carbonation a bit too pronounced. A decent dark lager.