tlind2 (1684) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black-brown color, brown head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Roasted malt flavor with espresso notes. Full body, high carbonation. Not bad, but Iíve seen many better stouts at this ABV.
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2013 Very dark, a little red inside, brown, but almost black. Brown big head that holds good. Weird aroma for me, coffee, chocolate, roastiness, smells a bit weird. Something inside the smell that doesnít seems to fit in. A bit of fruit maybe? Chocolate, roastiness, coffee, not a bad taste. Dark fruits, caramel. Good biterness. And some nice aftertaste, wich is better then the actual taste. Some kind of drop-candy in the taste.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Deep black with some ruby hues especially at the edge. Gigantic, thick, foamy, creamy, meringue-like, light beige head. Great retention with a good lacing left. Very nice looking beer.
S - A touch faint, but a good amount of licorice, some fruit, also some mocca/espresso. These go along with the general roasted malt and chocolate. Has a bit of a BSDA smell.
T - It starts off with a bit of a roasted malt taste. This quickly gives to a BSDA-like flavor. There is a good amount of licorice, dark fruits, and some Belgian yeast. Then more stout flavors come out. A bit more roasted malt, along with some chocolate, mocca, burnt sugar/caramel, molasses, licorice, a bit of earthiness, and some lactose sweetness. Somewhat bitter, somewhat sweet, and a little warming alcohol presence all mix throughout the sip.
M - Medium body with average carbonation. Smooth and rich taste. Not quite as full and thick/chewy as I would have liked, but not bad really, the rest of the beer just set the bar pretty high.
D - Easy to drink and makes me coming back for more. A large diversity of flavors that mix well, and are easy on the palate. Well balanced and is smooth. Only probably for drinking multiple ones in a sitting is the ABV, which is pretty well hidden.
Notes: A very nice beer, too bad Guinness doesnít make more beer like this, or at least have this beer distributed to a larger area. Taste like a mix of a BSDA and a stout. A lot of different flavors that intertwine and mesh nicely. Glad to have tried this (and on St. Patrickís Day too).
beerisgoodforu (992) - NÝrresundby, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours very dark almost black. But by holding it up to the light, you discover that it is a very dark red. The head apperas bubbly and tan. Aroma is of very roasted malts, some coffee and a hint of liqourice, but not the most powerful aroma at all. Flavour is very roasted, almost burnt, which i like alot. There is also notes of coffee, tar, charcoal, liqourice and some chocolate. It also has some bitterness and somewhat of a hop presence, and is also fairly sweet. The body is medium, and abit oily, deffinetly not as watery as the regular Guinness. Overall this in my opinion, is the best Guinness beer, and one you should check out. Especially if you are getting a bit tired of the regular Guinness Draught.
Hopgirl1980 (25) - Brussels (and Paris on summer), BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love Dublin and I always like to get a Guinness when Iíam in a pub. But the export one is also intersting.
It is not the most subtle brew on earth but effectiveness comes from its simplicity. A black coffee biterness to get when your tired of belgian brews (if itís possible) :-)
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - MAR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour with a lasting medium-sized beige head. The aroma of roasted malt and liquorice. The flavour is roasted malt, liquorice and coffee. Burnt aftertaste, medium-bodied.
rand (1670) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl from Casino in Le landeron (CH).
Black juice, foam coffee-cream. Smelll of roasted malt, liquorice and chocolate. At first rather neutral then marrowy with a little prickly acidity. Notes of burned toast, oily texture. Spreading out long, bitter, touches of tar.
mikkopen (1143) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Black colour, thich beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee; also a hint of alcohol. The flavour is roasted, rather dry, with coffee, dark chocolate and a warm, bitter, lightly burned finish. Nicely creamy mouthfeel.
TET (2937) - Kaarina, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with quite big and beige head. Aroma is roasted, liquirice, sourness and some alcohol. A lot of roastiness and some coffee in the flavour that turns a quite dry and almost burnt in the end. Quite smooth, medium bodied beer with balanced carbonation. Simple and roasted beer without other nuancees; now still easy and simple beer to enjoy.
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ah I was waiting so long to get this. It did not disappoint. Thank you Drink Store! Had a nice black body with a lasting tan head. Had a nice aroma of roasted coffee. Tasted of roasted coffee and caramel. Very creamy and a little sweet. I also found this to be a good deal more bitter than other guinnesses Iíve had. Was very thick and full-bodied and was also a little fizzy. A winner all-round.