Bullit (4559) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from Sainsburyís, 4.2%. Black colour, foamy tan head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee. Flavour of roasted malts, coffee, bit salty. Good drinkable.
MPA (997) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (from the november 2005 RB-tasting at Dixens place - notes have been damaged by flooding of my basement, but this was such an insane tasting for me as I was new to such massive tastings, so I gave up on the detailed notes quite early). Ripe fruit. All that was readable...
mansquito (6067) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had rated this a while ago, but ratebeer moved my rating to the North American version. Let it be clear that I did in fact have this in a bottle in Ireland in 2007. Here is the rating I wrote for it:
Thick off white beige head. Almost black as all night. Mild roasty aroma. A little less bitter than the normal Guinness. There is also a mild hoppy taste somewhere in there. Coffee and chocolate make their appearances as well.
rosenbergh (11374) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
440 ml can. 4.2%. London, England.
Black colour with big frothy/creamy tan head.
Mild roasted malt and mild coffee in aroma.
Mild coffee, mild dry hops and roasted malt in flavour.
More hops than in widget version? Short dry aftertaste. Waterish.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Uk can, 4,2% alc. light roasty and caramel aroma, dark colour, craemy rocky head, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, good taste, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, full-mouth beer,
stephencurran (30) - IRELAND - JUN 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The perfect pint of the black stuff is an amazing thing a popular drink with both young and old in Ireland. Itís a must have for every beer fan. Coffee cream and chocolate aromas. Best out of a large bottle
flying_pig (1526) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some coffee & nutty aromas coming through although it is lighter smelling that I expected but still okay with a little chocolate like aroma in the mix as well. Thick black colour with a couple of bubbles rising to the surface & forming a frothy brownish, white head that is small but has decent retention. Tasting of coffee & roasted barely, this is again lighter than I had expected. At some points the flavour is even bordering on cola but a flatter version of the soft drink. Medium to full bodied and quite smooth with the mouthfeel. It also gives off a very slight tang on the tongue but is easy enough to drink. Generally pleasant & quite drinkable but sadly not in the same league as the draught variety. - - - -
omhper (24619) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from Dublin. Near black, frothy head. Evident coffee and tar aroma. Dry and clean, light-medium bodied. Roasty with salty licorice and tarry bitter finish. Pretty good actually.
Martinus (4586) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black beer with a nice creamy brownish foam. More carbonation than the other Guinnessí Iíve tasted. Aroma isnít too pronounced, some roasted malts, some sweetness, some cardboard. Flavour of burned malts, cardboard, bit ashy, rather thin. Mushy finish. (from 33cL bottle)
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
tastes cheap, lagery, wet cardboard and plastics, not a fan at all, very easy drinker though, just way way too watery