Dragonblaze99 (353) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty and roasted, nice coffee and bitter taste, but a little thin-bodied to my taste. Yet better than Guinness.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Better than Guinness, just. Still too thin and burnt for my taste. Will not buy again
Northernbrewer (151) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Roasted coffee with a grainy edge. A mild body and low bitterness make this light and drinkable. I still don’t like nitro dispensed beers in can or on draft, but this is still a good session beer and a bit more interesting than the dominant Guinness
pilsnerrogge (2758) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, bitter-roasted & smooooth !!
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comparable to Guinness in appearance but without the strong aftertaste. One of my favorite stouts. Smooth flavor and a creamy head.
churchman66 (6) - Thurles, IRELAND - JAN 14, 2002 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Still has a way to go to surpass the experience that is a Guinness.
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A stout that isn’t heavy, like Guiness, but still has that amazing stout color and texture when poured from the can. Taste is a light roast (compared with other stouts) and seems thinner, but I can deny it goes down quite well. Good for those who find Guinness too demanding.
geofflilley99 (6) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 14, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Better off the tap than in the draught can, but a good buy nonethless. Malty, roasted flavors are abundant. Gets better as you go along.
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid performer as far as Irish stouts go.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: nice thick solid head atop an opaque body that seems rather thinnish when pouring. Nose: kind of weak, but nice smokiness, chocolate are noticeable. Flavor: dry, slightly smoky, bit of sugar and chocolate; nice but not distinctive. Rather thin in the mouth and a bit harsh going down. Certainly palatable, but Guinness and many others are better. (nitro can version)