kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very bland Stout. Typical stout/dark color. Not anywhere near as good as Guinness, but not bad either. I guess I’d rather have a micro-brew stout.
Sigmund (5989) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 Smoother than Guinness, very drinkable. A stout recommended for beginners. Rerate: ...which doesn’t in any way imply that Beamish hasn’t a lot to offer the experienced stout drinker as well. Aroma is better than Guinness, and the flavour is very nice too. I simply suggested that the prejudiced anti-stout drinker might find out that he/she actually likes it.
fatherpierre (62) - Leeds, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s nearly Guinness, but sweater. Easier to drink and cheaper! A good, full stout that slips down nicely. Give it a try instead of Mr G
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alot of pubs in London serve this instead of Guinness. Since Guiness in London is brewed in London, I guess that’s really not the end of the world. Actually once I started drinking local ales and bitters I found this to be kind of a waste of precious pub time.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pint can of this (complete with ’floating widget’) was my introduction to Dry Stout. This brew pours a muddy black with red highlights. The fully lasting thin creamy brown head is the color and consistancy of a chocolate milkshake. The nose is mostly malt with hints of cookie, straw, molasses, and of course coffee/chocolate. Balanced with slightly hoppy and yeasty aromas that hint of flowers, herbs, soap and sweet dough. The flavor is moderately bitter sweet with a medium finish consisting of chocolate and coffee overtones. The flat full palate is watery/creamy with a metallic feel to the finish. Solid.
ultralite3399 (18) - USA - MAR 24, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
flogging molly was down and i cant blame um, this is good stuff!!
Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Liquid toast. Drink this with a grilled cheese sandwich. Fabulous stout!
KiwiKid2199 (6) - USA - MAR 16, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very smooth and tasty stout but a tad under guiness
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2003 I've decided that these nitro stouts are not worth a comment. We all know what they are.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoother taste than Guinness, but not as thick or as rich, 2 qualities that realy hurt this beer. Same great appearance and gorgeous head though. Very good overall, half a notch below Guiness and Samuel Smiths.