wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle, Courtesy of Slothez. Had forgotten about this which is quite widely available and far superior to bog standard Guinness.
Black pour with a fair light brown head. Soft roasted malts mix with chocolate and light coffee notes. Smooth and creamy with a well rounded body and some bitterness in the finish. Not as good as the Belgian version but still pretty tasty. nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle in St. Croix. Poured a dark black with a two finger brown head. Aroma of liquorice and roasted malt. Flavor was sweet and nutty. Good but not great. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2009 Bottle. Dark black body with a tan 2 finger head. Nutty sweet and malty, bitter with lightly roasted coffee, more etoh then the original. evilsoc (191) - WALES - OCT 21, 2008
This was refreshing after a previous sub par stout I had. A complex blackcurrant and liquorice aroma blends with those lovely burnt roast aromas. follows through into an oily mouth feel thats full of flavour and enough hops to round it out. cracking stuff. mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Pours black with a small creamy light tan head. Smells a little fruity, with a good amount of roast and dark malt, and a distinct toffee aroma as well. The mouthfeel wasnt as thick as I thought it would be. The burnt malt and roast flavors were abundant with hints of dark chocolate coming through at the end. A touch of some hops comes through but not in abundance. Just decent, maybe could have used a bit more body.
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2008
Pours black with a brownish head. Aroma of butter and toffee. Flavour is a bit hoppy, with toffee and cocoa. JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Bottle provided by a friend after his recent trip to Ireland. Dark brown color with a dark bone colored head. Great lace. Aromas of rye and pumpernickel. Scents of treacle and mild oak. Hints of sour mash. Flavors match aromas. Nice stuff. Nice complexity. What I remember Guinness being years ago. GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Bottle in St Thomas. Pours jet black with a full tan head. Wonderful oak/vanilla aromas with some roasted coffee. Delicious complex flavor headlined by the powerful oak and vanilla, also has a bit of coffee to round out the roasted sweet flavor. Has a medium body, and a burnt woody finish. Wonderful beer, superior to the version found back home. alexsdad06 (11233) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Poured a dark brown color with a small/medium beige head. The aroma showed hints of dark fruits, roasted malt, and a light burnt note. Overall, a little light for a stout. The flavor is much of the same and also a little light for a stout. Dark fruit, slight roast, and light bitterness in the finish. There was also a sour note. Could this have been a little old? Anyway, I’m glad I got to try this one once. AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2008
nose is coffee, colour is dark with an off white head. Flavour is rich and smooth with a nice pronounced finish. Damn fine brew