Marduk (7016) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle as "Guinness original 5%" brewed in Belgium. Pitch black color. Thin head. Malty, roasted and dry aroma. Rather weak. Metallic, malty, sweetish, caramel in flavor. Dry grainy aftertaste.
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rätt vag aroma, rostade toner. Tycket den var oväntat lätt och tunn. Bra balanserad, en viss beska på slutet. Svag kaffe hint.
esp0r (2837) - NORWAY - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget enjoyed at home
Pours dark with a big tanned head. Smells of roasted malts, hints of peat and alot of coffee. Light sweet, quite dry, some roast and coffee. Moderate bitter, earthy hops. Just a very good dry stout. Nothing fancy schmancy - just how it should taste like
smmaaren (588) - NORWAY - MAR 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle 5% ABV brewed in Belgium. First - I like the Irish version better. Second - Guinness should always be enjoyed from tap. This bottle-version is avarage.
thirstyrabbit (1798) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle as "Guinness Original", 5%, brewed in Belgium. Aroma has sweet dark malts with a hint of tar and licorice. You can’t smell that in the regular Nitro Guinness. Taste is quite watery like the regular version. Not much to add. I am willing to pay more for a less diluted but satisfying product.
argo0 (13874) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle, thanks PeterA. Medium tan head atop cola dark-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some coffee, light chocolate. Taste is Medium sweet, roast, some coffee, light earthy, bittersweet chocolate. Light-medium body, light effervescence.
Beerbarella (348) - - MAR 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
500 ml bottle. Pours clear very dark brown with a high brown head. Malty honey aroma. Wonderful full-bodied roasty malt taste with coffee and honey notes. Pleasant bitter roasty palate.
Christos (5355) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle, bought in Germany. ABV is 4.1% Poured into a big Guinness glass.
Black in colour, with a big beige, creamy head on top. Good retention, light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of roasted malts and a bit of coffee.
Taste also of roasted malts. Aftertaste is slighty bitter, with notes of chocolate and coffee, only stronger here.
Medium thickness on the body, light carbonation. Maybe it’s just my idea but I find it to have less of the creamy feeling on the body.
A good, old Guinness, never to let you down.
stevoj (4563) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Guinness is Guinness. Had on tap in Brusselsat Irish pub. Long story...Still one of the best, no matter where it’s consumed.
thomat (3651) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown with a medium tan head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee and bitterness. Medium body with a long bitter after taste.