kevinsenn (2263) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2017
On tap. Roasty and slightly creamy aroma. Sharp fruity taste. Boozy finish. It's fine. ebone1988 (2071) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Bottle from Merchants. Extra green bottle smell. Aroma is slightly metallic, caramel, some booze, skunked, some toffee, maybe earthy hop, eh. Appearance is reddish brown, light tan head, clear. Taste is caramel, metallic, booze, industrial, unpleasant. Mouthfeel is medium , light carbonation, metallic caramel aftertaste. Overall, not good. higgsbison (261) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Just had a bottle but I am really buzzed. I think it's just wonderful. Will have to try again straight as a first beer
Nice complexity but overly sweet. Earthy. roasted malt forward with a slight bitter finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone pappabear (12) - Granbury, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2017 Smells amazing. Has a very malty taste with hints of caramel. Not bitter at all, but not too sweet either. Has a rich roast/toffie smell. Very enjoyable especially in cooler weather. DraftCaptain49 (42) - - SEP 5, 2017
For the price and ABV, it's hard to beat. This is likely my backup beer in case I was to drink two in a night. I like to open with a fruit based IPA, and then use this as reserve. It's only $9 and 7.6% ABV. You wish Guiness would put together a package like this for price and six beers, but alas. Mostly it's a malty slop of beer, which is what I want sometimes. It's also eminently drinkable.
Bacchus66 (877) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2017
12oz bottle at home. Dark brown with a fading beige head. Sweet dark malt, roasted notes, toast. Moderate carbonation. Thick, sweet malt finish. Very good. Drjohnrock (831) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2017
Twelve ounce bottle from mix 6 pack purchased at Ingles Supermarket in Lake Lure, North Carolina, tasted on July 24, 2017. Cola color, big roasted malt nose, good malty taste with some complexity but compromised by astringency. Maybe the megabrewer has changed this beer, and not for the better.