boyd599 (9) - USA - APR 18, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best of the Irish stouts. Better than Guinness, but it doesn’t get as much play. It’s hard to find, since most pubs will favor guinness over it, but if you can find it, drink the keg dry.
fraasch (5) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of my favorite Irish stouts. It is much better in Ireland though.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good, but not as good as Boddington’s. Very Guinness-like, but not the same flavor. Overall, a good buy.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ehh, not bad but I prefer Murphy’s Irish Stout. Not too bad if you like cream.
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 (6382) - 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!!