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. Jamesís 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 (3001) - 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 (11984) - 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 donít 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 (2628) - 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
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Rustychiles Ė thanks Rusty! Pours midnight black with a 2 finger foamy tan head that leaves spotty lacing. The nose is charred malt and faint cocoa. The taste is coffee, burnt malt, ashy cocoa and even some hoppy bitterness in the finish. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Much better than the US version. Thanks again Rusty!
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2009 Bottle from Puerto Rico via rustychiles. Pours black with a decent-sized chestnut head. Aroma is more boozy and roasty than traditional Guinness. Taste is quite a bit boozier, roastier, smokey, and oaky. Hints of chocolate in the background of both the aroma and taste. It tastes quite a bit like they let it ferment at a much higher temperature than standard Guinness as well. I get some higher-alcohol phenols. Far less drinkable than standard Guinness, but really nice to try. The tannins and higher alcohols make it really difficult to drink an entire pint of this.
sm89walt (2014) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. A black beer with a fine, foamy beige head. A good combination of sweetness, subtle coffee tones, chocolate, roasted malts and toasted bread notes on the nose. The flavours are of roasted malt, bitter chocolate with some liquorice and some smokiness. Dry, burnt bitterness and a warming quality in the finish. Thick mouthfeel that envelopes the palate and lasts well.
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black into the glass with an beige head. Aroma is chocolaty with some coffee notes. Flavor is somewhat astringent with a lot of bitterness on the back end.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle I enjoyed when traveling for work. Pours a thick deep brown with a frothy lacing tan head. Nose is inviting with some bittersweet chocolate, oak, roasted malt. Entry is supper dry. A bold french roast coffee flavor follows and lingers a while with notes of oak. Mouth is full bodied and chewy. Alcohol pokes through the top at times. I am glad I came across this after talking about it in the Stone U Stout class! Way more complex then the usually available Guinness varieties in the US.