Patrickctenchi (6628) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pours clear, wet copper-red with a full, frothy, off-white head.
Scent is malt, a little caramel.
Taste is slightly roasty caramel, a hint of vanilla.
Slightly metallic bitter..Creamy and smooth.
Truly not bad. 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. beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2013
English pint. Dark chocolate with some head. Hint of coffee and chocolate in the nose, has a sweet smell. A hearty beer, roasted coffee taste but the after taste is a bit watered down. Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3 feb 2013, bottle. Light ruby, clear. Nose is toasted granola, Christmas spices, fresh grain. Thin/med body and moderately fizzy. Some Xmas spice, roasted malt, slightly acidic. Meh.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 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.
DrnkMcDermott (3106) - 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. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2015
Pounder can from the winter 8-pack.. Pours clear deep amber with a short lived off white head.. Dark bread with an appropriate amount of English yeasty fruitiness showing.. Nutty/lesser earthy malts work well with the restrained grassy hops.. Obviously English.. Very well done.. Maybe a little tinny given the time in the can, but I would buy this if I could get it outside the Guinness 8-pack.
Fine and surprisingly drinkable. shigadeyo (3749) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2015
Guinness Generous Ale (Arthur’s Holiday Ale)... Dusty, toffee malt aroma with sine caramel and toasted bread. Reddish-brown color; thin tan-colored crown. Flavor is light caramel, moderately dry earthy malt, nice herbal hop presence. Medium-light body; smooth. This is a really nice beer that I’d drink more if it were available on a regular basis. hotstuff (5175) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle and rated on 11-17-2012. This beer poured a small, smooth ivory head that mostly diminished, fair amount of lacing, transparent body, slow-rising carbonation, and an amber hue. The Aroma is malty, caramel, notes of toffee, nutty, and vanilla. The Flavor is malty, caramel, notes of vanilla, and has a light hoppy finish. The Mouthfeel is lightly tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this is a quaffable Amber Ale and a beer that I would consider drinking again. puboflyons (3445) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2012
From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle stamped 05:40-L2245G00002. It pours mahogany brown with an off-white head that lingers for the entire session. The aroma has the infamous Guinness dark malt scent but toned down a little and a nutty note. The body is creamy and just below medium. The taste has a slight sweetness at first and then an explosive acidic bitterness on the tail end. A lot like the Foreign Stout with a slight punch. Nothing extraordinary about it but relatively easy to drink.