Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - MAR 14, 2010
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 (1700) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2010
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 (1155) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
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 (2992) - Kaarina, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2010
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
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.
danielst (405) - AUSTRIA - JAN 15, 2010
33cl bottle: Very dark brown colour with a thick tan head and excellent lacing. Wow, the aroma is quite strong - heady, sherry-like alcohol mingles with tarry roasted grains. In the flavour, the roasted grain characteristics are pretty much overpowered by warming alcohol and sweet molasses. Reminds me more of bittersweet chocolate than coffee. A little acidity is noticeable. Some might find the alcohol a little too prominent, but I think itís great. garthicus (2925) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 13, 2010
With incredible thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: Pitch black with a small but sturdy tan head. Aroma: Coffee, mild winter fruit, toffee, bitter. Flavour: Tangy coffee, itís quite prominent and delicious, lots of chocolate, mouthfeel is quite light with a lovely long coffee finish. Lovely. HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2010
Bottle ( 330ml ). Shared with garthicus and gregclow. Best before Nov 08. Deep brown-ruby with an average frothy-creamy beige-tan head. Roasty dry caramel aroma, light treacle - sweet and oily. Taste follows, more dry herbal bitterness, still quite oily, moderate alcohol, not as sweet as the aroma. Slick, average body, a bit astringent (oddly), nice carbonation - interesting, quite dry and nutty in the end. dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2010
Deep brownish black pour, instantly dissipating head.
Hops and branded coffee aroma.
Intense hops flavour with hint of coffee, slightly bitter.
Ok beer, but not a favorite. rakkasan (142) - Bresso, ITALY - JAN 2, 2010
bottle - pours nice and black with a flash of ruby when held to the light. The aroma is fruity with a touch of chocolately caramel and a hint of smoke and soy sauce. The taste is roasted and smoky with a bit of soy sauce which finishes bitter.