Chudwick (3237) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - DEC 9, 2012
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. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Pours a deep caramel color with a couple fingers of eggshell foam. Aromas are pure maltiness with an ever so slight cardboard stale hop presence. On the palate its alot of the same, nothing overly off putting just a stale malty beer without any great flavors. Touch of bitterness on the finish cleans up the caramel sweetness. mjg74 (3116) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle from Walmart. Nose is bready and somewhat sweet. Toasted malt dominate. Some breadiness, with some underlying sweetness. Lightly hopped finish. DrnkMcDermott (3104) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
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
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 (2854) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2014
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
Pours amber with a slight tan head. Slightly roasty with some caramel and toffee. Some bitterness. Decent beer. milewide (2260) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
One of the better Guinness brews, Dark amber brown, clear, color. Good balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Like a ESB IMO. robforbes (2246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2013
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
Pours brownish with white head. Funky aroma of malts.. Taste is like a bitter brown ale gone bad..not a fan