Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good stout. Creamier than a Guinness and doesn’t have the strong coffee flavor. A nice stout in its own right though.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 22, 2001
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a nice irish stout
very similar to guiness.
maybe a little overpriced
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2004 Much better than I gave it credit for originally. Nice opaque color with slightly off-white head. Nice and thick on the palate with roasted coffe and chocolate overtones. Great for a slap on the arse!
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 15, 2001
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This stout has a wide array of flavors that can be tasted as the glass empties. Starts off with coffee and chocolate flavors, and becomes more smokey and bitter as it warms. One of my favorites. Also, about $15 cheaper per case than guinness (PDC). Could be just a little thicker and less watery.
hilladen99 (25) - Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
titan99 (24) - USA - AUG 5, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I did enjoy this and I continue to be amazed by the draft quality of these beers. However, I think I still prefer Guinness or Mackeson.
StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - AUG 1, 2001
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had the can ’draught flow’ version. Not bad..pretty good I guess. I had the luxury of having it beside a Guinness. No comparison. Guinness is the finest. Still, if I couldn’t find Guinness, this would be a nice alternative.
Osmin99 (120) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2001
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good alternative to Guinness, with more flavor and less palate.
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 19, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I must first say two things, one - this is not really my type of beer, two - I tried this after a heavier scottish ale. With that in mind I found this to be quite bland and watery. It looked very nice, and had a perfect creamy head. There was an obvious sweet/stouty aroma. As the glass warmed I noticed a bit of a nutty taste but nothing substantial. As for a verdict, the jury is still out, I want to try it again, but against some of its closer competitors. (Guiness for one)