ralphdot (1094) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
4.5% very dark colour with a good head, burnt malt aroma, bitter roasted malt taste. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2011
(bottle from Ireland) black with generous tan head. Aroma of roast malt, coffee, hints of chocolate. Flavor is roast malt, coffee, hint of bitterness in the finish. Not as nice as draught Guinness in Ireland (the best way/place to drink Guinness - a properly poured pint in Ireland) Brandman (2950) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2011
Black body, light brown head. Light aroma of roasted malt. Some roasted and dark malt, metal in flavour. Poor version. yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2011
Can brought back by my wife. Pours dark brown to black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is smooth malty and dark breadish. Classic Guinness. Smooth mouthfeel. Rounded roasted dark breadish malt flavoured. Light bitterness. Smooth roasted malty finish. JorgeLee (2117) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2015 Bottle in England. Not dissimilar from the draught version, perhaps a bit more flavoursome as I didn’t freeze it to death first, slightly more roasty flavour, slightly less creamy. Nice enough, nothing special.
Re-rate, another bottle, suckered in by new packaging. My initial thoughts were broadly correct although my rating of 2.5 was overly harsh, some nice lactic mouthfeel - maybe I’m just more willing to give decent scores to smashable beers these days, and this certainly fits that bill!
YoungGunn (20) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 22, 2011
Resounding coffee on the nose, but a little bit mediocre for me. There were hints of earthyiness when the beer was agitated, with notes of chocolate also, but moreso like a powdered chocolate, that earthy textural smell. Little bit of sweetness too, maybe. All in all for a beer of this stature I would have expected a little bit more. The taste was again, coffee like, with those lovely dark malts toasting through. Lightly hopped, and will not turn your face inside out by any means. All in all it’s an enjoyable beer. I’d advise you, though, to perhaps save the extra few shillings and buy the equivalent of draught. mike_77 (6673) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2011
Genuine roasted malt aroma. Quite full flavoured. Some burnt malts a little smoke and a metallic edge. Medium bodied, light carbonation, slightly oily finish. Much better than the draught version! Lamagna (12) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
I recently had the pleasure of drinking this beer on tap, I saw the bar back cart up the keg from the basement and I got the first pour. The result was awesome, A dark, rich and thick beer with two fingers of creamy beige head. The flavor was rich with tones of coffee and bread. It was like drinking a beer milkshake, a very satisfying delicious beer for a reasonable price. mikkellund42 (852) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle (UK). Pours black with frothy beige head. Aroma is mild roasted malt and coffee. Taste is medium bitterness and mild sweetness. Palate is filling with good carbonation. Finish has caramel, coffee and malt. A legendary beer. GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - AUG 27, 2011
Botella de 330ml servida en copa Globo.Saboreada en abr´11.
Brota con color negro intenso.Coronada por espuma beige,túpida y compacta.Persistente con amplia capa.Bonitos anillos de encaje.Aromas malteados de intenso torrefacto y matices de café.Amargor extremadamente seco.Cuerpo medio y sabores equilibrados.Carbonatación media.Notas de café en el retrogusto.330ml bottle served in an Snifter glass.Enjoyed on apr´11
Pours pitch black in color.Headed by a beige,close & dense foam.Lasting thick layer.Nice lacing rings.Intense toasted malt aromas & coffee hints.Extremely dry bitterness.Medium body,Well balanced flavors.Medium carbonation.Coffee notes on the aftertaste.