Palidor19 (3143) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2008 OK, I admit, When I first tried this beer at 18, I hated it!!
it was too bitter for me, then after developing my Beer palate I grown to love it!!
I love the way it our into my glass, the rich aroma of coffee. Iíll be drinking this more often now
drewdogg (62) - USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent appearance with a thick black color and nice creamy head. Although certainly not the best stout around, it is the best known and unlike Budweiser deserves its reputation and popularity.
Belly Full O Beer (57) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love to watch the cascade after pouring. Nice undertones and a crisp finish. Wish I could figure out a way to put the shamrock on the head when pouring from a can.
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a creamy head, goes down very smooth, but takes too long for the foam to go down.
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown, practically black hue, w/a creamy head, real smooth beer, really light coffee flavor....use to love it, now tastes like cold watered down coffee w/a hint of alcohol.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
While nitrogen may hurt the flavor, itís definitely great to watch. Slowly settling from the pale creamy appearance to an opaque reddish brown, and thick smooth silky head of foam. Malty, roasty, cocoa aroma. Dry roasty hazelnut malt on the palate, moderate roasted bitterness in the finish, fairly thin in body. Used to be a great beer before I knew better, still a pretty good choice when in an Irish pub.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2009 Guinness feels perfect in your mouth. The flavor develops perfectly. Itís certainly the benchmark to which all other stouts are to be compared. Smooth and creamy, coffee and chocolate. This stout has it all.
^ Does it? Itís water...man how much ive changed in 5 years. This stout has a wonderful palate, thatís about it. Itís weak, thin, lacks flavor and aroma. Itís not even close to a great stout, although it has itís place and itís own great qualities....mainly chuggability.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JUL 19, 2004
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very little nose to this beer, just a whiff of coffee and the flavour is the same way: a hint of coffee bitterness on the finish of an otherwise tasteless beer. Though I like the creamy mouthfeel and the appearance of the guinness cascade. I hadnít had this in a while and dinít realize how tasteless it was.
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - JUL 16, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
over rated. strangely, people seem to give this beer top marks simply because it ílooks goodí which is only one criteria to be judged. extra cold it is tooth numbingly tasteless, and at although at normal temperature, i am sure there is some flavour desperate to emerge but its totally quashed. this is not a reflection of the Guiness in Ireland which i have never tried, but of the poor representation in most british pubs.
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2005 Guinness what can i say. The king of stouts. Just looking at it makes my mouth water. How the brown turnst to black and the light head rises. The taste is great espically off tap. I always love "a lil drop of the dark stuff"