TaxiDriver (1847) - Stadland, GERMANY - APR 3, 2010
Bottle. The aroma is malty and bitter, later a little bit sweeter. The small beige creamy head has a long duration, the body is black. The taste is bitter, malty, the finish is light metallic. The body is very dry, a little bit creamy and medium strong with a soft carbonation. FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
A - Black with a deep ruby brown. Thick, creamy, and fairly sticky head. Beige-ivory color, decent retention and good amount of lacing.
S - Sweet toasted malts. Good amount of chocolate and some coffee as well as some caramel. Somewhat like the Original or the Draught but a bit sweeter and spiced.
T - First it starts with that roasted bitterness similar amongst Guinness beers. This is a bit stronger than the other "regular" varieties. Then a good amount of sweet and spice comes in. This has a milk chocolate, caramel, and some spiced dark fruit taste. Hint of rum-like taste accompanied by just the slightest taste of alcohol.
M - Medium body and good carbonation. Very smooth and velvety. Slightly chewey.
D - Pretty good. The mouthfeel is wonderful for ease of it going down and desire to drink more. The flavors are also good, but might be a little much after 2 or 3. That’s ok though since the ABV makes that number kind of the cut-off point.
Notes: Wonderful example of Guinness. Has some of those flavors that you think of when talking about "regular" Guinness, but so much more to that. Full and velvety body also helps. Good stout that is worth trying if you can, not amazing but a very solid beer. I wish Guinness made more of their stouts along this line. ClubGonzo (5683) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black, thick body into my tulip glass, creating an inch-thick caramel brown head. Looks very good, and the smell is also promising: coffee, leather, oak and a bit of booze makes me wanna dig into this one. The taste is well rounded, with coffee, leather and earthy tones in the front; hints of licorice and booze in the back. A dry and bitter finish which could have been backed a bit more by some of the initial flavor. A right good stout, regardless. This is what the weaker, commercial version should have been like - if that was the case, I would have bought it more often. SuperDave (2555) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Rusty. Thick black pour with a creamy tan head. Deeply roasted malt, with hints of coffee and chocolate. Really good stuff. Thanks RC! Ricask (1) - Blackburn, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2010 does not count
far superior to standard Guuinnes stout (being nearly twice as strong) - first came across when brewed at Liverpool c.1984 - high alcohol content with an oakey liquorice taste on the palate
with nice edgy aftertaste - nice bed time drink
Because of its strength and relaxing ambience I pour into a 330ml red wine glass - fills nicely with a deep creamy head - delicious! with dark chocolate
Nisse666 (8273) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2010
Provdatum: 2003-08-28, bottle , Göteborg
ArR smoked aroma, chocolate, malts
AP: black coloured body, light brown foam
F: honey, malty, bitter, fruity, hoppy Jerre (3865) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2010
Thx to Piet Salomez. 06.02.2010.
Very dark brown color.
Aroma roasted malts, dark fruits, coffee.
Taste stronger roasted malts, alc. character. ghawener (1615) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle: a commercial mass produced stout, tendd towards the lighter / softer sides of the style. Food Pairing: Smoked salmon. AGAquino (668) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2010
Bottle in Trinidad. Deep brown color with tall tan head and very long lasting lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet toffee and slight hoppy bitter. Flavor is more hoppy and more toffee candy sweetness than expected; it is less roasted malts than expected as well. Alcohol is noticeable, more than the normal Guinness as well. And here in Trinidad, Guinness is a local, costing half of what a Budweiser costs, so I will be having a few before I leave. Dfalken (45) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 24, 2010
The best beer that can be found in El Salvador. Much better than I expected a commercial stout to be and much better than any other guinness product. Strong stout flavor and noticeable alcohol. Smooth, full bodied beer.