jb (3155) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Irish session stuff through and through. Though really more of a Brit bitter actually. Reddish brown, malts dominate nose and taste, a bit of caramel malt helps. Okay.
mjg74 (3077) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Walmart. Nose is bready and somewhat sweet. Toasted malt dominate. Some breadiness, with some underlying sweetness. Lightly hopped finish.
Chudwick (3073) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2oz bottle - pours clear and dark amber with offwhite head and great lacing. Nose is floral hops. Flavor adds generic maltiness. Modately bitter with light sweetness. Decent overall but quite generic. I picture myself drinking this while eating fried fish and chips while halfheartedly caring about a rugby team on tv, as long as the price is right.
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle purchase from Famous Liquors. Slight oxidation under cap that goes away after pouring. Pours a big, non-Guinnessy head over a deep brown body. General caramel malt smell with a note of Scottish peat; not a bad surprise. Mouthfeel a bit flaccid and watery at first, then there an aggressive hit of malt. Malts get deeper further down the glass, leading to a slight note of phenol; well, if this is their holiday beer, I’ve found it a bit past its prime.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark nut brown with a ruby hue and minimal head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla and christmas spices. Taste is light bitter. Coffee, spices abd a little vanilla. Medium bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Nothing to seek out but drinkable.
bpreo (2779) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Guinness really ought to brew a batch of every beer style. Their approach to beer making is unrivaled, unmatched, unmistakably unique.
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a slight tan head. Slightly roasty with some caramel and toffee. Some bitterness. Decent beer.
robforbes (2228) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear brown with a medium off-white head, and great lacing.
smell is of malt, toffee, and a touch of spice.
taste is of caramel, a little metallic, malt back, a slight roastiness, and a little coffee. ends smooth.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours brownish with white head. Funky aroma of malts.. Taste is like a bitter brown ale gone bad..not a fan
ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brownish red with a one finger tan head. Smells of toasted bread, malt, and a little caramel. The taste is of toast, light caramel sweetness and a bitterness that has a slightly metallic touch that lingers in the finish. Low carbonation with a medium body.