PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2004 Nitro Draft "nellos". Looks black as night, and has a large thick nitro head. Aroma is of old bitter coffee (left over from the previous day, in a good way) and roast malt. Mmmm!!, Guinness. Body is creamy and full on the tongue but swallows thinner. Flavor is roasty, hints of bitter coffee, and a finishing aftertaste that makes Guinness the unique and enjoyable beverage it is.
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, certainly not what I expected. Doesn't mean it was bad though. Nice bitter taste came through, despite the nitro bubble and nitro head. I had it first round, but decided to pass on the second. Decent, wouldn't refuse.
bwanasafari (11) - Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA - APR 21, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Christ. Black gold. The only reason I go back to Ireland. I cant say anymore
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2004 I guess it can't be said enough. The standard in Stout. Good beer and enjoyed by most beer drinkers worldwide. Whatever.
DrunkenLooser (22) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorites. Great on tap or in the can. Not too potent, so you can usually enjoy many pints safely.
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
While not the bes stout out there this is the standard by which many are judged. Its a good beer and you can count on its quality when in an unknown pub.
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 Ok it was once pretty good and the benchmark for the style. Seems to have lost some bitterness, alcohol, taste and body recently. Now brewed under licence by CUB at Yatala - uh oh, I can see the lager yeast being added right now.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2004 The king of stouts. A great looking pour. Taste is slightly lacking compared to some stouts, but overall a great widely distributed offering.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Been a couple of years since I had one of these. On draft while waiting for the AAA tow truck. Beautiful pour, great pint, the benchmark dry stout.
leungie (19) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
good roasted aroma, thin and watery but, nice bitter and roasted flavour. The bottle(in Aus) had a little plastic cooler pill thingo inside which was amusing to discover. Looks awesome but loses marks on it being thin, maybe it's only the Australian version.