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 (2662) - 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 (843) - 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.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 18, 2001
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Much better than Guinness and Murphy’s, but that ain’t sayin much, frankly. More chocolately and similar to American stouts than the other two Irish dry stouts. Also, not sour and unpleasant. Not a great beer, but probably the best beer out of Ireland. Try Rogue’s Shakespeare Stout instead.
Brianroz99 (123) - Mullica Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2001
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful Irish stout, characteristic of Guinness, but what Stout isn’t compared to Guinness?