BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I find very little separates the likes of Beamish and Murphy’s from Guinness and will drink all 3 interchangeably. Served from the nitro-taps the looks are outstanding. Easy drinking on the palate with a roasted maybe even smoke flavor with slight nutty and chocolaty tones in the finish. Not over-dominanant and pretty easy drinking. I could easily spend a night with this one.
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good stout that I may have rated higher in earlier years when I was more into Stout. First had this beer when I was in Dublin and later found it to be Samuel Beckett’s favorite in his lifetime.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a silky pour, a glass of umber-edged darkness; microscopic tiny bubbles make a foam as thick as grueyere cream. very toasty aroma, with hints of something between dark chocolate and licorice, tho very dry and not at all fruity. the palate too is creamy smooth, perhaps overly smooth. thin bodied, almost watery; slight bitter finish. fun, but more show than go. gimme a rogue shakespeare!
joshuapat99 (4) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoother than Guinness but not bad by all means. A very well crafted stout.
beerboy991979 (10) - USA - FEB 8, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So smoothe and creamy. I named my car after it. :)
BrainBug99 (12) - USA - FEB 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weak nose, nice creamy head, nice combination of coffee and bitter, however just a little too much bitter for me. I would have to go for Beamish Stout over Guinness.
Dragonblaze99 (354) - 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 (147) - 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 (2485) - 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 !!