Theydon_Bois (18424) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, thanks to an IP trade with Dennis, 02/02/13.
Light black/dark mahogony brown in the light with a thin tan head that dissipates and retains as a thin film and edgeing.
Nose carries roast malt, cardboard, mineral tones, metallic notes, dark toffee, hint of coffee.
Taste comprises roast malts, cardboard/paper, hint of chocolate, mineral tones.
Medium bodied, prickly carbonation - too much so, dry finish.
Better than standard Guinness but still nothing special!
BREWMUSKCLES (2637) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2017
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Worcesthire sauce in cocoa somewhat beery in taste and moreso in aroma. Chocolate i guess and velvety without being heavy. Kinda cocoa puff like.
charlotte (5267) - rÝdovre, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Dark brown colour with medium beige headAroma is roasted and malty with flavor of caramel and burnt bread,good medium body and hint of chocolate and roasted malt smooth light finish.
josanguapo (1434) - SPAIN - MAR 5, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
17 March 2016: From Hipercor. In Teku glass. Watching True Detective 2x03. Much better than the more common Guinness Draught. That one I cant finish. This one Ive enjoyed. Addictive aroma and good taste and mouthfeel. Avg 4.2
5 March 2017. In Ikeaís pint glass. This is the only one guinness it has sense to exist.
kramer (6528) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a one inch foamy beige head. The nose is heavy roast and sweetness with coffee and burnt malt. The flavor is fairly different than the typical Foreign Export, itís a little fruitier and thereís a heavier burnt malt finish than the regular. It almost gets to a slightly rubbery quality on the finish actually. Medium to full bodied with fizzy active carbonation and a lingering finish. Meh, I think that I just prefer the standard version.
eRock_2013 (448) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just finishing up a bottle of this under the US Antwerp Stout label; this light-yet-heavy roasty stout pours an exceptionally pleasant red and brown accented black hue with an eggshell white head. Aroma is some dark chocolate malt, and also some tangy tartness reminiscent of a sweet balsamic vinegar, interesting. Flavor is a disappointingly understated roasted chocolate malt, some licorice, and a bit of spiced jaegermeister woodiness. Overall a nice flavor profile, just not enough flavor intensity. Somewhat creamy, but also fairly thin. Some subtle alcoholic acidity a la balsamic vinegar again, but not too boozy considering the ABV. Enjoyable and Iím glad I tried it, but not something I would go out of my way for again.
puboflyons (3296) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 25, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 330 ml. bottle (US release) stamped L619OGF003. Deep a dark brown to black, heady pour. Looks excellent. The aroma is dark roasted malts, Guinness house yeast, sweet caramel, burnt bread, and a low to no hop profile. The body is light to medium and a little acidic. The taste has a lovely toasted roasted dark malt, Graham cracker, and milky character with a slight bitterness to finish.
BBHansen (889) - KÝge, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Hugos w friends/Mrs Schultz, Boilermaker & Hasselhoff. Appearance: clear black with good beige soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, coffee, light alcohol and chocolate. Palette: strong roasted malty aroma, light to average carbonation, medium to full body, average to notable sweetness, somewhat balanced by a medium bitterness, average to long duration and an oily texture. Overall: tasteful somewhat strong guiness version
mcberko (16242) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2017
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted bready malt and a little roast. Flavour is along the same lines, followed by bready malt, English malt and and light sweetness. Nothing very deep and with a rather light palate. Itís okay.
luttonm (5535) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2017
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Seattle. As Antwerpen stout. Creamy soft lace, dark brown stout body. Bitter grain, bitter chocolate and coffee nose. Deep rich body with some odd sour edges. Dusty yeast character. Deep bitter grain, reduced stout syrup. Odd bitter depths. Chicory, bitter greens. Oddly thin, vegetal. Some bright yeast character undermined by heavy bitterness. Interesting.
Desverger (10213) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
, Copenhagen - Black pour with beige head. Sweet chocolate malty, some caramel notes, light toasted malty nuances, some dark dried fruit, nice smooth mouthfeel, easy drinking for the abv.