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)
Bgoad (27) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2606) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2001
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had this beer on tap; I don’t think it comes any other way around here. My first impression was, ’what does that taste like again?’ I had to try it again, and again, just to remember what it tasted like. I believe this is due to it not having much flavor. It’s nitrogenated, so any conventional palate and carbonation immediately becomes a non-factor. Smooth. A little too smooth, and not quite enough maltiness or hops in this one for me. I like my stouts bold, this one is meek.
fraternie (815) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Better than most stouts due to a creamier body and less harsh of a coffee/chocolate flavor. Good stout.
Hoser99 (6) - Wyoming, BOLIVIA - MAY 13, 2001 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very similar to the big ’G’ with a touch more bitterness.
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A quality beer that you could opt for if you can’t get some Guinness. The after-taste is a little different but still very good.