Dark, rosted, and chocolate notes. Heavy malts but still relatively light body. Hops are very mild but blend well for a balanced taste and aroma. Very sweet and bitter undertones to this beer, and perhaps a bit too carbonated. But one of my favorite black ales.
Ok so I admit I'm a little biased, Guinness is more than a beer to me. This is kinda like your son dating an ugly girl. You still love him, but, really...? Its not a bad beer, it does have some of the Guinness flavors, they just don't translate to a German-style lager.