HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark "ruby" colored. Rocky head. The nitro carbonation adds a creaminess. Very dry finish. After about 50 pints in Ireland, this beer left an acidity in my stomach which made me stop drinking it.
IndianaRed (2865) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 I had to try this popular stout finally. My best analogy is like drinking a Halls mentholyptus cough drop. Prev review mentions "thin" I agree. I guess I am still learning why I like Porters more than stouts, in general. To strong.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2005 First few times I tried this beer I did not enjoy it and my ratings were rather low, but lately its been a pretty standard go to when I head out to the local bars for some brews. Just about every place has it which is nice, and it really isnt that bad. Dark roasted flavor that is nice and creamy with a good mouthfeel. Itíll get you by just like a girlfriend in high school Overall, pretty good.
temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2005 I canít say as Iíve ever had a worse stout. Is this a stout? How can it be? Itís so thin. Really, really thin. Where is the flavor? Like the guy before me said, overrated. I hate it. Serve a stout beer extra cold? What a joke.
Garrat (1309) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2008 If there is nothing else to drink,then this is ok.An under average stout but ok for a session.
gumshoe106 (4) - morehead, Kentucky, USA - JAN 18, 2004 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Guinness is life, life is guinness. millions of happy Irishmen since 1759 can't be wrong, you owe it to yourself to drink this stout!
auto (163) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very dark, nice looking. not as much flavor as i expected which left me with a bad overall impression..
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 Similar to many stouts. The only drawback is that it lacks body. Otherwise great flavor, could drink it all night
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 This beer pours a beautiful blackness with a nice brown head from the nitrogen "pint" can. Coffee, dark chocolates, and breadiness are all prevalent. The subtle palate in quite nice, but it canít hold up after having consumed anything with hops. Oh yes, by the way, this beer is much better on tap.
icanrate (22) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2004 Bottle. Pours a sort of thin but solidly colored black, with a really tightly woeven tan head that rises with the rest of the pour, rather than on it's own. Lots of nice lacing. Some sour smells, some roastiness and coffee, some sweetness. Some sour taste initially, followed by some roasty malts and coffee. A pretty good bitter finish. Okay, the creamy nitro head is kind of nice, but this beer has got quite a watery mouthfeel. The head is the creamiest before it actually settles. It's really not the most amazing beer, it's not bad either, but it's nothing to go apeshit over. No I didn't drink this extra cold or out of the bottle, it'd probably taste like even less if I did. For what it is, I'd say it's overpriced. Came with a solid bottle opener though.
:rollseyes: But yet, here I sit, using the opener. Ha!
Re-Rate, March 6, 2004:
I just took two overall points and a flavor point off. I had this at a local bar, and I though, y'know, maybe this would be better on tap, but blah, this shit tasted more mono-flavored than I remembered. Just sour, and bitter, and not really a pleasing bitter either. Also a point off for costing flipping 7 dollars and something for a pint. Can you say WTF? Overpriced stylee right there. Quite regretable really, as the bar and the people themselves are fun, and that's probably one of the best beers they have there. Coors light, Molson, Alexander Keiths, Stella Artois, etc., abound! Good bar, bad beer.