jaymobrown (1652) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
While this is probably how many people started out drinking good beer. However, there are many better stouts. Still, draught at the brewery is like no other Guinness. You either hate it or love it. I love it.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A midgade flat stout. The plasic "carbonator" doesnt really work. Its smells better than it tastes. I wont bother drinking this again.
Bronstein (175) - GŲttingen, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite but with a piece of luck the floating widget works and Guinness becomes very creamy. Decent smoky flavour with not really much body.
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2005 A great dry stout with a foamy head, didnít like it at first, but it grew on me, and i will always go for a Guinness if given the chance
BeyaMC (47) - Tirschenreuth, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nothings better than a fresh guinness... if you like stout. Watch out: there are differences in taste and ABV according to the country you are in. Itís best in Dublin --- No headache, no regrets.
hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
i have had better dry stouts. although it has a very appealing look and aroma(at first). the stout is watery and bland. it is unapealing to the palate and leaves little aftertaste. furthermore while most dry beers leave a dry puckering feeling on the lips this one doesnít. furthermore while stouts donít have a lot of carbonation this beer is anti-carbonation. not very good.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tastes kinda like coffee, but I donít like coffee all that much. Otherwise, it was pretty light. They werenít kidding when they said ídryí. Hard to drink by itself, but I imagine this would go well with some food. Chips and bean dip helped a little bit. This was my first bitter, but its growing on me... Iíd say this beer is way over-rated and a little over-priced. Hopefully itís better from the can or on tap.
PorterPounder (5478) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2004 Rerate Nothing else on tap of interest so I thought I would revisit this one. Yeah, it looks great, but every other nitro-pour does as well. Aroma, not much else besides the nitrogen which also makes the mouthfeel creamy. Flavor of day-old coffee - without cream or sugar. Decent roastiness. A solid standby, but living on its reputation alone and its support by those who really think they are drinking something strong when they order it. Original 4.0 Excellent - the pour is a classic in itself - the chocalately aroma and ever present creamy head is an added bonus. Nice dark appearance and strong flavor throughout. Classic that still delivers.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Iím sure at one time this was a great beer, but now itís all hype. the appearance is nice, black with a creamy white head. other than that this is very mild, with only hints of roastiness. overrated.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2004 Dark brown to the point of being opaque. Smooth, creamy texture. Slightly bitter. Dense head that lasts longer than the beer, with some nice lacing along the way. Definitely a great beer. As a side note, the bottle version has a great widget design so you get that great cascade effect upon pouring.