Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2000
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2010 To be fair - if I could re-rate this today, I doubt that a 4.7 would the outcome. But once upon a time I loved it.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAR 25, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had it on draft in Dublin. Spectacular. Nice roasted flavor with some unlying malt sweetness. Very nice balance and polite finish. I was lucky enough to have a good barman run the glass under hot water before he poured the pint; the roast and smoke lept out of the glass. If ever in Dublin stop by the cobblestone and have a pint.
kateheller (3) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 13, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
great flavor, wonderful color. I had it in dublin at the brewery. I found their beers to be some of the best ever.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow - Guinness go home! This is one great stout. Deep, deep brown colour, light brown head. Lovely roasted aroma with plenty of chocolate. HUGE flavour: chocolate, dark fruits, and a massive dry, bitter finish. More complex and sweeter than Guinness I would say, but not too much due to the plentiful hops.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with red hints, huge tan head. aroma of rye brad, roasty malt, mocha, smoke and coffee. smooth mouthfeel with a flavour that’s roasty yet soft. bitter choclate and burnt sugar in the flavour with substantial roasty bitterness. very nice. thanks dave.
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 13, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
one of the best stout !
shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - SEP 25, 2000
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color, light coffee liquorice aroma and taste, full body, long bitter finish.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 21, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a nice big creamy beige head. Nice roasty aroma with chocolate and coffee. Flavour: smooth, roasty maltiness, chocolate, coffee, slightly fruity. Bitter finish. Very tasty stout indeed.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A beer doesn't get prettier than this.... Very dark almost totally black body with a tall fizzling dark beige head (the darkest head I have seen on any beer..!!). The aroma is awesome, though maybe a little weak. Lots of roasted malt, liquorice and bitter chocolate. Flavor is bittersweet with notes of liquorice, hops and pilsner malt (?). A very nice stout, but needs a fuller body to be great!