hitemwitthehein (35) - - DEC 16, 2017 Lamacah (7) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 Very dark pour full bodied with a creamy tan head. Strong coffee flavor sweet and slightly bitter.
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2017 ABV - 7.5
.Appearance: Opaque black, dark brown head.
.Aroma: Powerful roasted coffee scent, espresso, raw coffee bean.
.Taste: Roasted coffee. Nice bitterness on the finish.
.Mouthfeel: medium body, slick, oily.
.Bottom Line: Coffee stout. Not complex. Pleasant.
migwell (368) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2017
Just keep those checks coming, ABInBev. No way I would write a review for a craft beer hating multinational conglomerate (and producer of crap) without a little jingle in my pocket. Anywho, I have lately been suckered in by several Guinness related PR promotions, namely by their Antwerpen stout as well as their 200 hundredth anniversary stout. Really nothing special in these two except for a higher ABV than the ordinary. I used to like Guinness decades ago, when it was practically the only player in the game... but nowadays, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of superior stouts in the world. I see that Mikkeller has secured the #1 stout position here on Ratebeer with this offering, and I do not dispute that at all. Someday, I hope to be able to sit down and compare a half a dozen world class stouts, but as of now, this one will do fine. Pours black, tiny head, I could care less about lacing. Smells of dark malt and coffee. Very smooth well balanced flavor, complex but well blended. Alcohol, a relatively mild 7.5%, not a factor. Great stout! zvsn (2320) - ISRAEL - NOV 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is very strong of coffee and burnt malt, notes of licorice, vanilla and prunes. Bitter-sweet, lots of black coffee, chocolate cake, dark fruits, licorice, nuts. Medium-bodied, smooth, oily. Easy to drink. Cool. rayaron (2012) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2017 #2000! Bottle. Deep brown with brownish head, oily. The aroma has lots of coffee, vanilla, some roastiness. Bitterish flavor with lots of coffee, roasted malt, sourish, dark chocolate, creamy and oily. Slightly dry, full-bodied. Great. emincems (123) - TURKEY - NOV 27, 2017
It pours opaque black color with small light brown head. Retention is not strong as I expected. Foam leaves a thin cover on top. It smells like a cup of espresso and aroma is fully dominated by coffee. Yeast, roasted malts and chocolate aromas are in background. Taste is fairly complex and bitter. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, slight vanilla and lots of bittering hops. Full bodied. Low carbonation. Smooth on the palate due to oatmeal. Dry and slightly warming finish. Well made coffee beer. It deserves its popularity.
Villyzzz (458) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2017
Bottle at pub. Pours black with a small light beige head. Aroma has bitter coffee beans, unrefined sugars, burnt oatmeal and some earthiness. Taste is bitter coffee, raw cocoa and oats. Almost no sweeness. Really nice. ChrisOfstad (367) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 Big Bottle from Total Wine Laguna Hills. San Diego version. Almost Black with big head. Coffee aroma and taste. Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2017
From Feb 2008 Kiezmar (855) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 2, 2017
I got this bottle in a trade with leftmindedrighty. Thanks Aaron!
It's breakfast time ! lol
It purs from 22.3 oz bottle an extremely dark brown with a nice 2 finger head of tannish foam that hardly shrinks during the session and leaves a lot of nice lacing.
The smell is of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel malt and at times, dark fruit and they started to hit my nose the second the cap was popped.
The taste is very nice. Notes of coffee and roasted malt along with nice dark chocolate and man, it has a great mouthfeel to it. The finish is a dark chocolate bitterness that lingers on well after the swallow and the alcohol s very well hidden. As I take more sips, I begin to notice that the roasted malt takes on more of a burnt malt flavour and that works out just fine for me...err..the strange thing is, each sip I take seems to be slightly different from the previous sip; it's almost like the flavours are on rotation. That said, this is one tasty and drinkable son of a gun and I'm very pleased that I got a chance to try it!
Bottle. Aroma: coffee, more like espresso, bit roasted. Maybe bit choclate in background. Taste: coffee, coffee, coffee. A bit dried fruits, and vanilla. Light body, a bit watery. Too strong carbonation. xavras (87) - - OCT 30, 2017
Ponoć najlepszy stout wg Ratebeera... Piwo niezłe, ale na az takie oceny moim zdaniem nie zasługuje. Aromat strasznie monotonny - kawa, kawa, kawa. Barwa piwa ciemna, nie pozostawia osadu, piana pierścienna, nieprzejrzyste piwo. W smaku gorzkie, czuć głownie kawę, ma dość mało ciała. Jest goryczka, ale i lekka slodycz w posmaku.