elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012voyageurmike (424) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2017
Pours a viscous black-dark brown. When held to the light, traces of ruby red can be seen on the outline, but the beer is quite opaque. A tall, beige pillowy head dissipates eventually, leaving a fair amount of lacing. Aroma is rather musty, driven by wet grains. Taste is much better, however, and far more complex. Flavors of coffee, toasted malts, and slight stone fruits give the beer a sour-sweet quality, which gives way to a slightly bitter finish. As the beer warms, the malts assert themselves more and the other flavors give way. Alcohol is faint, but noticeable. Mouthfeel is thicker than water, but not by much. In sum, this is the beer by which all Irish dry stouts should be judged. Thatís not to say itís the best--a (select) few may be better--but this is the standard IMO, the exemplar of the style. Plain (nitro) Guinness is too weak, too watery for me, and Extra Foreign Stout too strong, too hoppy. But this is just right.
Bomber from Krogerís. Close to black and opaque, medium bodied. Roasted malt nose. Taste is bitter chocolate, malt and hops, with hops dominating the finish. Niko100 (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Rich black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, & some dark fruit; Flavor of roasted malt, hops, caramel, and some chocolate; Finish is slightly bitter; Overall, pleasantly surprised - pretty decent. coachd (800) - Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2017
A thicker Guinness. Slightly sweeter up front and more roast in the aftertaste. An upgrade over the original; I'm looking for this beer on draft, preferably nitro.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Westy1130 (87) - New York, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Opaque dark with thick frothy head, that refuses to dissipate. Roasted coffee/malt aroma and taste, with dark chocolaty aftertaste. A lot more flavor than the draught, but also much heavier. A definite classic, that has been my go to beer for many years. 60minuteman (1679) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle. Dark, malty, cacao and bittersweet chocolate. Slightly bitter taste and leafy.
Dal9000 (622) - Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2017
At BJs. Soft dry classic bbbbbbvvfgggggffgghhgffhhhggcdghbvcdghjvcfhhbvghjf via Beer Buddy MaltCaptain44 (2) - - FEB 6, 2017 does not count
Piana nie najladniejsza, szybko opadajaca. W aromacie dominuje przyjemna gorzka czekokada. Smak palonej kawy z wytrawnym finiszem i chmielową goryczką. Piwo poprawne i bardzo pijalne, choć mogloby oferowac mocniejsze doznania zarowno w aromacie jak i smaku. jgb9348 (6186) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Deep dark brown coloured body with a large, soapy light brown head, about two centimetres tall, that leaves a pretty ugly lace on the side of the glass. Aroma of cream, milk, lactose, light malt, nuts and very little else - mellow in the nose. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive cream, milk and lactose flavours throughout with a lot of nuts, earth and malt, but the lactose and cream are very evident, even on the end. Aftertaste shows a lot of milk, some earthy malt and toffee sweetness coupled with a touch of light cherry and fruit flavours near the end - nice and subtle. Overall, a smooth and very mild stout with a thinnish body and showing only a touch of complexity from fruit, compared with the majority of the taste - which is all about cream and lactose with some small malts. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased by my Uncle Larry on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 2016, sampled at home at his house here in Pungoteague, Virginia on the Eastern Shore in his honor on 15-January-2017 - RIP Uncle Larry. dmctaster (89) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Black with a yan head. Aroma is hops and roasted barley. Taste is slight chocolate and roasted barley. Slight slice aftertaste. KevinReddirt (150) - Midland, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2016
Flagship for stouts in my book. Certainly the first I ever had. Strong in most ways. Opens with a dark black appearance and a dark tan head that slowly leaves. Little carbonation. Unusual scent, sort of sweet, fruity and grainy. Heavy taste. Molasses. Raisins. I have moved on. Like the really strong, high alcohol content of the newer stouts I have recently tried. Actually I think Guinness is best as a black and tan. Now there you go.