krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
roiling columns of gooey foam makes quite a show, like a simmering vat of molasses and cocoa and everglades backwater. holding it to the sun presents some ruby filigree along the edges, but otherwise itís dark as oiled cavalry chaps. slightly metallic and peat aroma. if iím not in the mood for it, it tastes sharp and rubbery with soy notes; if iím more positively receptive, i revel in the dry creaminess. either way, itís an honorable standard, tho for me, itís often purchased because itís merely the best offering at so many weenie midwest booze stores.
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best Irish stout available anywhere, and definitley the best of all Guinnessí offerings. Second best pour and head one can get. Dark, malty and dry. Lovely beer.
NationWide (12) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
It may have just been a bad can, but when I had this it was simply awful. Looked good, smelled good, tasted TERRIBLE. Sour, bitter, cloying, and felt almost greasy in my mouth. I love Guinness, but after this canned experience Iím going to stick with the bottles.
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 excellent think creamy body with delicious think head that last for the first few sips, even better on tap and in a black tan
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 13, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Liquid Ecstacy! Had a few pints at Dave and Busterís in Hilliard. What can I say that hasnít already been said here. I wish I could score it higher than 5 for palate. Simply Amazing!
strictlydomed (34) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No beer will get a perfect score out of me but this is one of the closest, I truly enjoy this beer, I canít wait to have more Guinness.
chug18799 (36) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The quintisential stout.
joet (1993) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thereís still an annual contest here for the best Guinness pour. Hey, these guys are going to make it look better than very good. Iíve had more slow Guinnesses than anything else and itíll affect my rating -- Iíve gotten a lot out of it. A former philosophy professor of mine described an analagous assertion claiming one can see the universe in a washing machine at a laundromat if you spent enough time observing it.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer, even better in a half & half. The legendary head is a delight to behold atop the smooth blackness below. Mild aroma belies the bitterness, though it isnít as rounded as it should be.