joe19612 (3131) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle. I prefer this to the draught. Nice and easy to drink. Not sure why , better taste and finish to me.
Dogbrick (14316) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Thanks to Homerwantsbeer for sharing a bottle from his travels. The beer pours nearly black with a bit of amber around the edges. Medium thick and foamy dark beige head that dissipates steadily, and rings of lacing. The aroma consists of coffee, roasted malt and molasses. Rich, roasty body with coffee, chocolate and burnt malt flavors. Some bitter hops shine through as well. The finish is bitter coffee and hops with malty/chocolatey undertones. Leaves a hoppy aftertaste that lingers awhile. Miles better than the "regular" Guinness. JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2007
I like the Nigerian version better for its syrup qualities but this one has the complexity regular Guinness lacks such as a heavier cereal mix with more bitter tones, roastedness and well hidden alcohol. I would say this is better crafted than the Nigerian cousin I just sipped but it seems a bit overloaded as far as flavors are concerned. sickassmick (229) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 4, 2007
why can’t they put THIS in the nitro can? This is an awesome beer. Just had it a few days ago after some fat tire... maybe thats why i’m so crazy about it right now. Make 12 packs of this ... m SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 50cl bottle from russia, thanks to Chad. Black with a nice tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate and some alcohol. Very dark, roasted malt flavor, and a lot of alcohol mixed in, almost like a white wine. Slightly sweet with some bitterness from the malts. thick and smooth body. The alcohol is was too present in the flavor. Definitely not the better of the foreign stouts I’ve had. It’s like Guinness draught with more alcohol and body, and It’s not working so well, but not too bad overall. A little hard to finish though.
Russo (2013) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 Can 33cl. Black color with a brown and persistent foamy. Aroma is roasted malt and notes of chocolate and coffee, flavor is bitter and dry. Mouthfeel is bitter a lot!StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
Português:Cerveja escura com espuma marrom persistente. Aroma de malte torrado com notas de chocolate e café. Sabor amargo e seco, Retrogosto bastante amargo!
330ml bottle - pours near black, with a thick tan head. Aroma of coffee, heavily roasted malt, dark sour fruit. Slight alchohol in the nose. Flavour is very dense, heavy and roasty, lots of coffee and sour cherries, with chocolate rounding out the finish. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste. Very good stout, in many ways similar to an American imperial. Alcohol warms in the finish as well at the back of the throat. Really good. pamoja (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2007
So much better than the draught. It is not as smooth but easier to drink. does that make sense? DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2007
Nose of coffee and roasted malts. Pours a pitch black beer. Taste is coffee and has a nice smooth mouthfeel. very silky. alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2008 Small off-license in Dalston, London E8.
St James Gate Brewery, for export to UK or Belgium/Holland judging by languages on bottle. For me, better than the Nigeria version, the increased subtlety leading to a deeper and more complex feel. Dense and moderately sour.
I have grown to prefer the nigerian version, over the course of the last year.