omhper (24092) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2009 Bottled at PBF (Marutius version brewed by Phoenix Brewery). Near black, rich firm head. Lemon and licorice up front. Quite dry with tart notes. Medium to full bodied with lots of licorice and lemon. Solid, but a bit syrupy. Resiny bitterness. Powerful, but a bit rough.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found this one in the Bahamas. Nice bittering punch combined with a certain dusty and coffee-like roastedness. Velvety texture. Easy to drink when it is hot, but packs a decent punch as well. I think this one may have a little bit more flavor than the regular guinness but I think the texture of the regular is a bit more rounded. That said I think this one may "score" better, and is still quite tasty.
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JUN 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, Muddy Murphy’s pub, Singapore. sorry, dont remember anything, thats my story and im sticking to it.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a deep black with a hefty mocha head. Aroma of roasted coffee and malt, very small amount of chocolate. Flavor is very roasty, coffee, malt, light chocolate, barley. Maybe some oats. Personally I much prefer this to the regular Guinness as it has a thicker mouthfeel.
thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, deep, dark. Black in color. Taste of espresso. Nice and bold. Good stuff.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Two bottles both 7.5%. One brewed at Commonwealth Brewery in the Bahamas. The other brewed at St. James’s Gate in Ireland. The Irish beer is dark dark brown, red hints and a thin tan foam leaves only a cover. Aroma is burnt coffee, roasted malt. Taste is roast, burnt coffee, berries, lingering bitter malt finish. Rating: 7:3:7:3:14 The Bahamian beer is dark black with hints of red and a thick lasting light tan head. Aroma is sourish, chocolate, coffee, roasted barley. Taste is very sour in character, an astringent roast and light coffee and chocolate. Rating: 6:4:6:3:12
Davros (2944) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jet black pour with a large brown cream head showing reasonable persistence and lacing.
Aroma is a mix of roasted malt, port, rolled oats, sweet alcohol, liquorice and sultanas.
Flavours are roasted malt with some burnt notes, sweet caramel, more rolled oats and some alcohol. Powerful roasted bitterness. Quite a mouthful.
Creamy body and carbonation.
stfrancis (56) - Heffingen, LUXEMBOURG - JUN 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. surprise find at a club in foetz, Luxembourg. Lighter palate than the draught version, lots of dry roasted barley, but lacking compared to the Belgian Special export Guiness. A once off for this Irish man
Pinball (11981) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from a supermarket in crete.
absurdly huge head, light brown, smooth, thick. pours pitch black.
lightly sour sweetish aroma , i don’t like the aroma. roasted grains, booze also in the aroma.flavor is sweet, sugar, roasted stuff, chocolate, ends very roasted yet still mild. alc. well hidden. seems to me to have a little less complexity compared to ordinary guiness.
jonno (2617) - JAPAN - JUN 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Obviously better than guiness, but still pales to others of its type, such as Lion Stout. Macro taste permiates though the whole thing. Limited in complexity, but I will admit it has a nice malt body. Nothing out of the ordinary. Cheap though